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People’s Food Plan: Public Forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 15th, 2012

21 October , 2012
2:00 pmto4:30 pm


>> Melbourne Forum October 21
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The New Resource Game in the Indo-Pacific

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on August 22nd, 2012

23 August , 2012
7:30 pmto8:30 pm

From the history the 17th Century Nutmeg Wars between the British and the Dutch in Indonesia, through the 19th century Opium Wars between the British, French and Chinese, and past the 20th century Oil Wars between the US and the Arabs, the tactics of the New Game players have not changed much because the market imperative forbids it.

In the markets of resources and raw materials, Australia depends for its survival in competition with the interests of Russia, China, India, and several African states. If these market dynamics do not make the level playing field which Australian governments claim they expect and demand from the global trading system; if force, fraud, corruption and subversion are pervasive in deciding who wins, what then are the scenarios for Australia’s future as a resource exporter?

What do Australian policymakers need to know and do to say in the game?

What lessons, what demands do Indian policymakers insist Canberra should learn, or else?

About the speaker:

John Helmer is visiting professor at the University of Melbourne and this semester he is teaching investigative journalism at the Institute of Advanced Journalism. He is the longest continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia, and the only Western journalist to direct his own bureau independent of single national or commercial ties. Born and educated in Australia, then at Harvard University, he has also been a professor of political science, and an advisor to government heads in Greece, United States, and Asia. He has published several books and anthologies of essays.

7:30pm 23 August 2012

Institute of Postcolonial Studies

78-80 Curzon Street North Melbourne 3051

Charges: Waged: $5, Unwaged:$3, Members free

Media release: Melbourne Social Forum

Posted in Events by ChrisChinchilla on March 27th, 2009

Here’s the media release for the Melbourne Social Forum, we’re still on the look out for stalls, workshops et…


The world is changing rapidly, with major crises such as Climate Change and The Global Financial Meltdown polarising in peoples minds the need for action. The time for discussion and talk is long over, realistic and practical ideas are needed now to help us all through our daily lives.

In the Hot House is a weekend festival that aims to do just that, bringing together diverse areas of Melbournes community to lead discussion, engagement and (most importantly) action. To create and promote ideas that attendees can take home and put into effect immediately, making a real difference to their lives and the lives of those around them. Read the rest of this entry »

Seeking 8, 9, and 10 Star homes in Victoria

Posted in Seeking by Port Phillip on November 17th, 2008

As part of a review of its Sustainable Design Policy, the City of Port Phillip is looking to hear from anyone who has or knows of buildings within an urban context that have achieved a FirstRate score of 8, 9 or 10 Stars.

If you are able to assist please contact our Sustainable Design Officer, Matthew Trigg, via or by calling 9209 6303.

Metropolitan Strategies in Australia Research Paper

Posted in Research by Devin Maeztri on September 22nd, 2008

You might find the following research paper from the CITYFUTURES Research Centre useful for your own research!

The CITYFUTURES Research Centre has just released Metropolitan Strategies in Australia, City Futures Research Paper No 9, by Dr Raymond Bunker.

The Research Paper brings together four papers written to review metropolitan strategies in Australia released over the last six years for the state capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, South East Queensland (Greater Brisbane), Adelaide and Perth. The four papers do not form a unified whole with a common template, rather they mark an evolution in discussion from Sydney to all the other strategies. More importantly they show an extension in the ambit of the discussion. The first three papers review strategies in their own terms. The last paper presents a more radical view about how metropolitan strategies might evolve to shape the spatial outcomes of – and influences on – the policies needed to address the crucial issues and challenges facing Australias cities and regions.

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