Past Events

  • Drink and Think: The Future, Unions and Equality

    WA Fabians, the Perth and Northbridge Branches, WA Labor are co-hosting this end-of-year drink and think on Tuesday 4th December at the historic Perth Trades Hall.

    Tim Dymond and Phil O'Donoghue, both employed at UnionsWA, active members of WA Labor and WA Fabians, have co-authored a paper on "The Future, Unions and Equality" that will be launched at the ALP National Conference. You are invited to hear this address in advance of the paper's release. Questions and discussion welcome. Meredith Hammat, Secretary, UnionsWA will chair proceedings.

    To RSVP please provide your details below so that we can cater sufficiently. Some soft and alcoholic drinks and nibble food to be provided from 5:30 pm, the short addresses and Q & A will commence from 6:15 pm

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  • SOLD OUT - 2018 C.E. Martin Memorial Dinner with Tim Soutphommasane

    The NSW Fabians are proud to host its 6th annual C.E. Martin Memorial Dinner on Friday 16th November.

    The dinner is named in honour of the first President of the NSW Fabian Society, Clarence Edward Martin, the longest serving Attorney-General in New South Wales history. 

    Our keynote speaker will be Tim Soutphommasane, former Race Discrimination Commissioner.

    It will be a great opportunity to share a night among friends and fellow members and support the work the NSW Fabians have done over the past year.

    Last year’s dinner sold out so please get in early.

    Includes: A three course meal plus three beverages & unlimited soft drinks (additional drinks available for purchase but please note that venue does not accept cash)

    Earlybird Price: Members/concession $90, non-members $100, solidarity $120, apology $50 (Members/concession $100, non-members $110 after September 30)

  • Victorian Fabians Annual Dinner 2018: Gillian Triggs

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    Join us for the biggest event on our calendar – the Annual Dinner with special guest speaker Gillian Triggs.

    Book your tickets now at TryBooking

    Australia is increasingly abrogating its human rights obligations abroad and the fundamental freedoms of its own citizens at home.

    Secrecy laws cover the most extreme breaches. Surveillance and self censorship ensure that people who might act as witnesses and whistleblowers do not or cannot speak up.

    Organisations that might act as checks and balances are delegitimized by accusations of politicisation, and progressively defunded.

    New threats to human rights emerge all the time. The recently proposed Office of National Intelligence Bill will confer powers that may substantially undermine the personal privacy of ordinary citizens.

    Professor Triggs' will focus on the effects of this Bill and other legislative threats to our fundamental freedoms in common law and treaty obligations.

    Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs has been both a champion of human rights and a target of attempts to suppress them.

    She is the former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and for Fabians, needs little other introduction.

    Join us for a thought provoking stimulating evening and conversation with like minded people. Book a whole table and bring your friends!

     

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    Date and Time

    Tuesday 27th November 2018, 6:30 PM

     

    Format

    6.30 pm Canapés, 7.00pm Dinner

    Two course meal including drinks

     

    Tickets

    Fabian Members/Concessions - $65

    Non-Fabian Members - $80

    Table capacity: 10 people

     

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