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    1 August 2009: Global Response to a Global Crisis - Don't miss this important forum!

    Monday, July 20, 2009


    JUBILEE AUSTRALIA presents a forum that you can't afford to miss: A Global Response to a Global Crisis: from G20 to UN. Saturday 1st August, 10:00 - 11:30am, Harbour's Edge Event Centre, Darling Harbour.

    Where has the current global economic system gone wrong?  How do we reform it?  How can the solutions be inclusive of all global citizens including those most affected by the crisis - the world’s poor? 

    These are issues that are dominating discussion overseas but have had little airplay in Australia. Australia needs to be involved in this crucial debate. Join our panellists in a forum that draws on some of Australia’s best academic work on the global financial system.

    Jubilee Australia has been invited to host our event with some of Australia's leading progressive think-tanks and guest speakers from  here and around the world in the Chifley Ideas Space (see full programme).

    Speakers: Professor Ross Buckley, Law School UNSW, Dr Elizabeth Thurbon, UNSW, and Luke Fletcher, Jubilee Australia.

    All welcome. For more information or to RSVP email rsvp@jubileeaustralia.org or (02) 8060 4404

    22 August: Crisis to crisis — finding the common thread

    Thursday, August 14, 2008
    Philippines economist and activist, Joffre Balce, will shape the way you think about the concurrent crises our world is facing and take you on a journey in the search for best solutions.

    School of Politics and International Studies
    University of Queensland, Brisbane

    Speaker: Joffre Balce was an adviser to both President Corazon Aquino and later Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. As Chief Economist in the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, he designed a rural banking program linked to a World Bank debt reduction project and is currently on a scholarship to complete a PhD in Law at the University of NSW, focusing on debt reduction.

    Jubilee Australia is a national research and lobby organisation analysing debt and irresponsible financing as root causes of hunger, poverty, conflict and ecological degradation, and developing solutions in partnership with the worldwide debt movement.

    22 August: Plug the Leaks to Make Poverty History

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008


    Columban Theatre of the Oppressed

    Sunday, June 22, 2008
    As part of the World Youth Day Festival, the Columban Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice is hosting an expressive performance by young people from Brazil, the Philippines, and Australia.

    20 June, World Poverty for Dummies Book Launch

    Thursday, June 12, 2008
    Celebrate the launch of this fantastic new book that aims to make poverty a little more understandable to all of us.

    Tim Costello will launch the World Poverty for Dummies book on Friday 20 June at the University of Melbourne. Tim will also report on his recent trip to Myanmar.

    18 June, Canterbury Peace Forum

    Thursday, May 29, 2008
    Jubilee Australia supports the following public forum hosted by the Columban Centres for Peace, Ecology and Justice, and Christian-Muslim Relations in partnership with the City of Canterbury Council.


    October: Voices for Justice, Micah Challenge National Gathering

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    Canberra 11–14 October

    Join Micah Challenge in Canberra this October to speak out, pray, worship, learn and engage in conversations with our nation’s leaders calling for global poverty to be halved by 2015. The 2008 program, held during Anti-Poverty week, promises opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be transformed by the Spirit, so we can help transform our world.

    Visit the website for more details and to Register (Voices for Justice)



    October: Week of Global Action Against Debt

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008
    12-19 October, 2008

    As part of this year's Week of Global Action against Debt, Jubilee Australia will be in Canberra to join in the Micah Challenge, Voices for Justice activities. Click here to view the events you are invited to attend in Canberra. Then on 16 October we are hosting a dinner DINE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, we would love it if you could join us for the event. Click here to read the invitation.

    Visit the Debt Week website to see the activities that debt campaigners are holding right across the globe. Jubilee Australia is also signatory to the Week of Global Action — Call to Action Statement which is accessible on the website.

    If you would like to organise an event (large or small) to participate in the Week of Global Action Against Debt, joining activists from all around the world in marking the week of action, email (email) or phone us today for ideas.

    Photo courtesy of Jubilee Debt Campaign UK

    19 May, "Debt Crisis to Food Crisis" - Public Forum NSW Parliament House

    Monday, May 19, 2008
    You are warmly invited to join us at NSW Parliament House for a panel discussion with lively debate and question time to mark World Debt Day 2008. The lunchtime forum is being hosted by Ian Cohen MLC (NSW Greens) in conjunction with Jubilee Australia, to consider the following topic of urgent priority:


    Join local and international experts for a panel discussion and debate
    on the tenth anniversary of the Australian Jubilee campaign against global debt.

    Monday 19 May, 2008

    12:15 - 1:30pm
    Followed by light lunch refreshments

    NSW Parliament House, Jubilee Room
    Macquarie Street, Sydney

    Forum Speakers:

    Senator Kerry Nettle
    Kerry was elected as the first Greens Senator for NSW in 2001. Kerry recently represented the Australian All Party Parliamentary Group on Population and Development at the 24th Asian Parliamentarians Meeting on Population and Development held in Kuala Lumpur.

    Dr Tim Anderson
    Tim is a senior lecturer at University of Sydney and activist with a doctorate on the political economy of economic liberalisation in Australia. He has written extensively on East Timor, PNG and Pacific Region.

    Joffre Balce
    A Philippines economist Joffre has worked as a consultant to the Chairman at Development Bank of the Philippines and as consultant to senior Philippines government officials. He is currently undertaking a PhD at University of NSW specialising on restructuring sovereign debt of highly indebted poor countries to better address economic development concerns.

     World Debt Day Forum Invitation 2008

    15 May, A Gig for Global Justice

    Tuesday, May 06, 2008



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