Webinar: 8pm AEDT, 11 November 2020
The ongoing effects of Covid-19 continue around Australia and our region. On every front – politically, economically, culturally – life seems to have become more difficult. The economic and social fallout will be long-lasting, and most keenly felt by those who were already struggling.
At the same time, the pandemic could represent an opportunity. There might be, as Rebecca Solnit counsels, hope in the dark.
Join three contributors of the Green Agenda Spring Edition – Maiy Azize, Dr Joe McCarthy and Senator Rachel Siewert – for a discussion about what that hope might look like in practical terms. The speakers will share further insights from their work, and engage with each others – on welfare justice, rights at work, and parliamentary and activist avenues for change.
Be part of the big conversation on where we go from here.
Green Agenda Spring Edition will be available early November.
Maiy Azize is an experienced campaigner, communicator, and writer. She is currently Director of Media and Communications at Anglicare Australia. Previously, she was responsible for the ACT Greens’ Federal and ACT election campaigns and has worked as a parliamentary advisor.
Dr Joe McCarthy is a fixed-term lecturer in the ANU’s College of Arts and Social Sciences. Although Joe’s PhD thesis explored China’s environmental policy reform, he has recently become more interested in examining academic casualisation. This is a research interest that grew from experiencing eight out of the past ten years as a casual academic. You can find him on Twitter at @JoemacANU where he promises to try and maintain a sporadically interesting account related to academic casualisation.
Senator Rachel Siewert is Senator for Western Australia and the Australian Greens spokesperson on Family, Ageing and Community Services, Health, Mental Health, and Gambling. She is the Greens Whip and Chair of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee. In her position as Chair of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Rachel has shed light on landmark issues on aged care, suicide prevention, petrol sniffing, hearing health, income inequality, pelvic mesh, forced adoptions and out of home care. Rachel has been in Parliament for over 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, worked in natural resource management and headed up the Conservation Council of Western Australia for 16 years, working on a wide range of campaigns.
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