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  • Australian National Development Index Workshop

    Australian National Development Index

    Australian Fabians are being invited to take part in developing a model format for an extensive and inclusive national community engagement process as part of the development of ANDI (the Australian National Development Index).

    It is your opportunity to have a significant input to a project which will have far-reaching impact on Australia, its development and, ultimately, its true sense of itself. We are seeking to know what sort of Australia would you like to live in?

    What is ANDI?

    ANDI (the Australian National Development Index) is an ambitious long-term national project aimed at developing ongoing measures of equitable and sustainable well-being for Australia as a more relevant and appropriate approach than the GDP. Outstanding Australians, Professor Fiona Stanley AC, and Tim Costello AO are its Directors and Sir Gus Nossal AC is an ANDI ambassador.

    ANDI aims to produce an annual index of national progress and well-being, as well as indices of progress and status reports in twelve key domains of progress, such as health, education, justice, indigenous wellbeing, children and youth wellbeing, environment and sustainability, work and work life, community and regional life.

    It is clear that to build a better and fairer Australia ‘beyond GDP’, we need a community process to define and measure the concrete outcomes that inform our collective vision for the country and a process for regularly measuring and reviewing our progress towards that vision. We need you to help.

    Come along and make a significant contribution to social progress in Australia.

    Workshop One – What values should Australian Society aspire to?
    Wednesday 14th February from 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm.

    Workshop Two – What form of health care system should we strive for?
    Wednesday 7th March from 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm, and

    Workshop Three – What type of education system would best serve Australia?
    Wednesday 4th April from 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm.

    It is essential to reserve your place in this interactive workshop so we can determine venue requirements. For more information, contact and research ANDI at

  • 2018 NSW Fabians AGM

    The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the NSW Fabians will be held on Wednesday 11th April from 6pm.

    Our special guest speaker will be NSW Labor leader Luke Foley.

    The venue for the AGM will be the Labor Caucus Room at NSW Parliament House.

    We are calling for nominations for the following positions:

    Vice President (x2)
    Assistant Secretary
    Ordinary Executive Member (x5)
    National Board Representative

    Nominations must be in writing (this can be an email) and be signed by two current members of the NSW Fabians and bear the signed acceptance of the nominee.

    Nominations close with the NSW Returning Officer by 6.30 pm on Sunday 8th April 2018.

  • Fabians National AGM 2018

    Dear FABIAN Members: Please see below the Notice for the National Annual General Meeting to be held in BRISBANE on Sunday the 13th of May 2018. (For those who can’t make it, we propose to have the AGM live streaming on Facebook).

    Members are also advised that the Returning Officer has now opened nominations for the National elected positions. A nomination form is attached and those nominating should refer to the current National Board Members - Roles & Responsibilities available also on the web site.

    It is noted that this meeting and any election of office bearers is being held under the 2013 constitution which can be found on our web site.

    All 2017/18 financial members are eligible to nominate and to vote in any consequent ballot, and to vote on any special motions at the National AGM.

    Remember that your branch AGM’s will have already elected your State / Branch representatives to the National Board


    National Board NOTICE OF NATIONAL AGM With Talk by Progressive Speaker (TBA) 4.30 pm, Sunday 13th May, 2018 Meeting

    Room - UNITED VOICE Offices 27 Peel Street South Brisbane

    Proposed Agenda:

    1. Welcome: Retiring Chairman Tim Sonnreich

    2. Apologies

    3. Ordinary Business a. Confirmation of the minutes of the previous AGM (2017)

    b. Annual Reports

    • Chairman
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer – Financial Statements for 2017.

    c. Returning Officer’s (Max Dumais) Report 2018: Election of 2018 Officers 

    • Chairperson
    • Deputy Chairperson
    • National Secretary
    • National Membership Officer
    • National Treasurer d. Authorise the ‘public officers’ reports to Consumer Affairs Victoria and ASIC .

    e. Appointment of the Returning Officer for 2020.

    4. Special Business Agenda items to be considered under Special Business should be advised to the National Secretary by no later than 27th April 2018.

    5.00 PM Progressive Speaker (TBA) to speak

    6.00 PM. Meeting closes – all attendees are welcome to Join us for a drink or dinner for a good time & chat with fellow Fabians.

    Roger Byrne – National Secretary 14 March 2018