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Alison Tate (ITUC) and April Khaing (Burmese Australian activist) talk about the situation in Burma, why it matters to Australians, and what we can do about it.

Alison Tate is the Director of Economic and Social Policy of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), a body representing 207 million workers in 165 countries. Her policy work spans such areas as international trade and investment, social policy, and sustainable development. In her role at ITUC, she represents unions in bodies including the United Nations, the G20, and international financial institutions, and a Commissioner of the Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. She has been involved in advocacy on Burma since 1988.

April Khaing is the daughter of 88 Generation parents who took refuge in India, where she was born and later with the support of the Australian government they settled in Australia over a decade ago. She currently resides in the NT pursuing higher education. She has been actively participating in organising efforts for rallies and lobbying efforts as part of the campaign to condemn the military coup in Myanmar, voicing the concerns for her friends and family in Myanmar.

This meeting discussed what is happening on the ground in Burma, what the international support sitation is, and what we in Australia can do about it.

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