I’m honoured to be one of the panellists at an upcoming University of Queensland Global Leadership Series seminar on Poverty and inequality in an age of prosperity. Joining me are former Queensland state Treasurer Tim Nicholls MP, Karyn Walsh AM, CEO of Micah Projects, and Joshua Creamer, a nationally-practicing lawyer specialising in class actions and native title. The panel discussion will be chaired by hardman former journalist Peter Greste who endured many months as a political prisoner in Egypt over 2013 to 2015. Here are some of the other details from the website (linked to above):
According to Credit Suisse, Australia is the world’s most prosperous country. Why then, are some communities mired in poverty?
In a world of increasing austerity where social services are under growing pressure, it is urgent that we re-examine the responsibility of the state towards its most disadvantaged citizens.
Join UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication, Professor Peter Greste, for a thought-provoking discussion on poverty and inequality with a panel of leading experts:
Date: Thursday 25 November 2021
Time: 5.30pm for 6-8pm
Venue: GOMA, Cinema A, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Cost: Tickets $30
Ticket includes canapés and beverages
Another awesome upcoming event is the book launch for Keith DeLacy’s autobiography, being hosted by the Australian Institute for Progress on Thursday 18 November at the Brisbane Club from midday. Check out the details regarding the event and how to book at the AiP’s website. Keith was one of the all-time great Queensland Treasurers and was a huge help to me when I was writing my history of Queensland’s public finances since Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen and Sir Leo Hielscher, Beautiful One Day, Broke the Next. Alas, I have another commitment that day, but I’d highly recommend the book launch, because Keith has lots of good stories and valuable perspectives. Plus the food and drink at the Brisbane Club is first class.
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