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Please join us on Sunday 28 May 2023 at the Teachers Federation in Sydney, to hear from a great line-up of radical activists and thinkers as we discuss how we can work for a successful YES vote in the Voice Referendum; how we can help build popular movements to overcome inequality and build workers power; and why a strong peace movement will be critical to avoid the catastrophes of nuclear war and climate change.
Held close to the first anniversary of the election of the Albanese Labor government, we will explore how the left can join together to build popular movements that can liberate our politics from the control of corporations, oligarchs and vested interests who are leading our world down the path of war, authoritarianism and climate breakdown.
10 am – 12 noon: Voice – Building the YES vote for the Voice Referendum
In the morning session, we will hear from our keynote speaker, advocate and author Thomas Mayo on the journey from the Uluru Statement to the Voice Referendum, and then we will hold a workshop with Emily Holm (Yes23 Alliance National Lead Organiser) on the practical ways that members can help win the Referendum.
1 pm – 2:30 pm: Fighting Inequality – Radical Agendas for Equality and Justice
Progressive economist Prof. Frank Stilwell and John Falzon (Senior Fellow in Inequality and Social Justice at Per Capita), Mich-Elle Myers, MUA National Officer and ALP National V-P, will be speaking on how we can overcome growing economic and social inequality and build the power of movements for equality.
3 pm – 4:30 pm: Peace - Building movements for peace and an independent foreign policy
Arthur Rorris (Secretary, South Coast Labour Council), Casey Thompson (co-editor of recent Evatt Foundation Journal 90 Seconds to Midnight), Maurie Mulheron (Former President NSW Teachers Federation), and Gem Romuld (Director, ICAN Australia) will be speaking on campaigns and movements for peace, independence, and a nuclear-free world, against the dangers posed by wars, military build-ups, and the AUKUS alliance.