Politics in the Pub: Life in a socialist future
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Politics in the Pub: Life in a socialist future

Ngara Institute Presents:

POLITICS IN THE PUB

This month’s discussion:

Life in a socialist future


With:

Professor John Quiggin

Entry - Suggested donation - $10
Delicious, healthy Court House meals available from 5.30pm

Wednesday October 24
Please arrive at 6:30PM for 7-8:30pm

At the Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby

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Lismore's Politics In The Pub: Against Despair and Inertia
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Lismore's Politics In The Pub: Against Despair and Inertia

Ngara Institute Presents:

POLITICS IN THE PUB

Inaugural Lismore event::

Lismore's Politics In The Pub: Against Despair and Inertia


With:

Richard Hil

Entry - Suggested donation - $10
Delicious, healthy Court House meals available from 6pm

Wednesday October 24
Please arrive at 7PM for 7:30-9pm

At “The Greenery” Rous Hotel,
Cnr. Keen and Zadoc St Lismore

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Politics in The Pub: Our Australia
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Politics in The Pub: Our Australia

Ngara Institute Presents:

POLITICS IN THE PUB

This month’s discussion:

OUR AUSTRALIA:ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE COMMON GOOD

Speakers:

Shen Narayanasamy
Lawyer, advocate, and GetUp’s Human Rights Campaign Director

Tim Hollo
Environmentalist, musician and Director of the Green Institute

Entry - Suggested donation - $10
Delicious, healthy Court House meals available from 5.30pm

Wednesday September 26
6:30-8:30pm

At the Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby

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Charter of Human Rights Follow up workshop
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Charter of Human Rights Follow up workshop

Ngara Institute

Charter of Human Rights

Follow up workshop

A draft Charter of Human Rights was developed following presentations by Sue Higginson and Mark Swivel at Mullum Civic Hall last month.

We invite you to come along to review the draft charter, make any additions or changes

You are welcome to come along and continue this exciting process.

Hope to see you on:
Monday 10th September 2018
6-8.30pm

Uniting Church Hall
cnr Dalley and Whian Streets, Mullumbimby

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POLITICS IN THE PUB: FACING THE UNKNOWN
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

POLITICS IN THE PUB: FACING THE UNKNOWN

POLITICS IN THE PUB

This month’s discussion: 

Facing The Unknown
THE FUTURE OF HUMAN WORK IN AN AGE OF ROBOTICS, AI AND AUTOMATION

Speaker: 
Andrew Charlton

Former Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, economist at the LSE and UN, and
senior economic adviser to former
Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

Suggested donation - $10

Delicious, healthy Court House meals available from 5.30pm

Wednesday August 22
6:30-8:30pm

At the Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby

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Ngara Institute’s 2018 Annual Lecture and Australian Activist of the Year Award
Jun
30
5:30 PM17:30

Ngara Institute’s 2018 Annual Lecture and Australian Activist of the Year Award

Click Here to view recording of this event.

Ngara Institute’s 2018 Annual Lecture

and
Activist of the Year Award

Speaker:
Professor Gillian Triggs

Former President of the Human Rights Commission

Ngara gave away 3 significant cash donations to the charities nominated by our speaker and award recipients.

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Stories in the Club
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Stories in the Club

Stories in the Club:

This month's theme: Adult Fairytales

Tellers will be:

Teeya Blatt,

Ollie Heathwood,

John Imbrogno,

Sarah Temporal

Jenni Cargill-Strong.

Sunday, 13 May
4:00pm-5:30pm
(3:30 for 4:00 start)

Mullum Ex-Services Club
Dalley Street, Mullumbimby

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NO TO VIOLENCE AND CRUELTY
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

NO TO VIOLENCE AND CRUELTY

The Ngara Institute, in partnership with,

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN),

presents: 

Special Anzac Day Politics in the Pub focussing on PEACE

A conversation’ with two of Australia’s most respected academic activists:

Historian, Professor Henry Reynolds and

Peace Activist, Professor Stuart Rees

 

Wednesday 25th
APRIL, 2018  
6:30 P.M - 8:30 P.M

Court House Hotel,
Mullumbimby

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THE POLITICS OF URGENCY BUILDING OUR FUTURE!
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

THE POLITICS OF URGENCY BUILDING OUR FUTURE!

The Politics Of
Urgency
Building Our
Future Now!

Wednesday 28th
March, 2018  
6:30 P.M - 8:30 P.M

Court House Hotel,
Mullumbimby

The emails of the 2 wonderful speakers from the first Politics in the Pub meeting of 2018 on the Urgency of Change are:

SusanHigginson@gmail.com
Vinayorekondy@gmail.com 

 

 

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Our positive future in a post neoliberal world
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Our positive future in a post neoliberal world

Politics In The Pub
Our positive future in a post neoliberal world.

LEE RHIANNON: Social justice and environment activist, Union supporter,
advocate for workers rights and Greens NSW Senator

DR LIZ ELLIOT: Social and environmental activist, cartoonist, scourge of the banksters and author of New Way Now!

November 22, 2017, 6:30pm
Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby

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Common Good: Democratic futures for people and plane
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Common Good: Democratic futures for people and plane

Common good: Democratic futures for people and planet.

One of the main aims of neoliberalism has been to turn us into consumers rather than active, community-minded citizens. Margaret Thatcher's infamous insistence that there was, "no such thing as society" was a clarion call for growing disconnection, resulting in what George Monbiot has described as a "plague of loneliness". The majority of the world's population now live in cities, often estranged from each other and from nature. Technology has also played its part in this. It's no surprise therefore, that mental health problems abound, and that happiness seems so elusive.

In this talk, Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees and Director of the Green Institute, Tim Hollo, discuss how we can rebuild meaningful, harmonious, peaceful and sustainable communities. How can we reconnect with each other? What do good relationships in a socially just world look like? Why are empowered communities important to building vibrant democratic societies? What are the dangers of splitting us apart?

Tim Hollo is Executive Director of the Green Institute. An environmentalist and musician, he is founder of Green Music Australia, has served as communications director for Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne, has been a board member of Greenpeace, and has worked for organisations including 350.org, Lock the Gate and Greenpeace. 

Stuart Rees is Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, and Chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation. Stuart Rees was former Professor of Social Work & Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Director of Sydney University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation.

Remember to come early. Dinner is available from 5:00pm. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.
For further information, phone Jeannette Martin on 0412 322 255 or email ngarainstitute@gmail.com. 
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Thank you!

New Politics in the Pub is a Ngara Institute initiative organised by local people for a local, national and international audience.

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We don't need no (Neo Liberal) education
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

We don't need no (Neo Liberal) education

Unlearning our way out of the global mess

Dr Ben Etherington and Jeannie Rea

Education is a central part of everyday life; it should make us more aware of the world around us, guiding us to be better individuals, neighbours, community members, and citizens. But is today’s education system tied too closely to the neoliberal economy to be capable of achieving such laudable goals? 

Dr Ben Etherington and Ms Jeannie Rea will be the Politics in the Pub speakers on Wednesday 26th July.  They will help us think clearly about the values and beneficiaries of the current arrangements. Do corporations have too much say in what goes on in our schools, colleges and universities?   What are the pathways to designing an educational system for a more peaceful, sustainable, kind, less individualistic and greedy world

Dr Etherington is a lecturer at the University of Western Sydney, and Jeannie Rea is National President of the National Tertiary Education Union, a position she has held since October 2010. 

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Inaugural Ralph Summy Lecture - Speaker Julian Burnside - Including the  Australian Activist of the Year Award
Jul
1
5:30 PM17:30

Inaugural Ralph Summy Lecture - Speaker Julian Burnside - Including the Australian Activist of the Year Award

Julian Burnside - is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He practises principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law. He is known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers, and has provided legal counsel in a wide variety of high-profile cases.
He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2009, "for service as a human rights advocate, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers, to the arts as a patron and fundraiser, and to the law."

Activist of the Year Award - will be jointly awarded to:
Murrawah Johnson & Adrian Burragubba, spokespersons for the Wangan & Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family COuncil, (representing the majority of traditional owners in the Galilee Basin, Qld), for their tireless work in opposing the Adani Charmichael Mine.

Tickets available now - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ngara-julian-burnside-lecture-activist-of-year-awards-tickets-34184798653

 

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New Narratives for a Post-Neoliberal Future
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

New Narratives for a Post-Neoliberal Future

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Professor Camilleri is one of Australia's leading International Relations scholars. With over 30 years’ experience, Professor Camilleri has pursued a wide range of research interests covering almost the entire gamut of the International Relations discipline. These include regional and global governance, the political economy of Asia-Pacific, thee role of religion and culture in international affairs, the politics of oil and the Middle East, and security policy (including weapons non-proliferation). He has supervised more than 30 PhD and MA candidates; published over 15 books, several of which have been translated into Arabic, Japanese and Mandarin; has produced over 20 chapters in books since 1993; and has had 20 refereed articles published in academic journals.

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 Occupy Ourselves - Rethinking ourselves in a post-capitalist world with Petrea King
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Occupy Ourselves - Rethinking ourselves in a post-capitalist world with Petrea King

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Change is happening all around us. In some cases, it’s life-enhancing, in others less so. We talk about changing things out there, dismantling corporate rule, global capitalism. But what about us, personally and collectively?

Some say change starts from within, a sort of precondition for larger transformation. Is that true? If so, how and why is this important? If we are to create a better world - one based on equity, peace and sustainability - then what of our interior worlds? Have we ‘privatised’ our personal journeys? Where do the personal and the political meet? What does this mean in terms of building community, neighbourhoods and society?

Petrea King takes us on an exploratory journey into who we are and what we might become as we face the particular challenge of our times. This will be fascinating and different! 

Since Petrea faced her own life-threatening illness, she has counselled tens of thousands of people living with cancer and other life-challenging illnesses, grief, loss, trauma and tragedy. She is at the forefront of wellness education and is a frequent lecturer at medical and other conferences. Petrea sees crisis as a catalyst for personal growth and understanding and as an opportunity for healing and peace.

Come, listen and join the discussion at Politics in the Pub at  the Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby on 26th April at 6.30pm.

These events are popular so make sure you get there early and enjoy the food, assorted beverages and, of course, great company. It’s a thoroughly good night out, and along the way you can help create positive change in yourself, our community and the world!

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