Events

Devouring the Planet – True Cost of Food

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Time: 7pm, Friday August 1 A kilogram of beef contains between 15,000 and 100,000 litres of embodied water. For every kilogram of wheat grown in Australia, seven kilograms of topsoil are lost. We give lip service to concerns about peak oil and greenhouse gases, yet our agricultural industry is utterly dependent on unsustainable quantities of […]

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Film Night – Global Haywire

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Tuesday July 22nd at 6.45pm for 7pm, Level 1/ 27 Hardware Lane, Melb Join us for a warm night of films! See the Earthsharing Challenge film Who Owns Anglesea? This 10 minute short film shines a spotlight on housing affordability and how this effects the seaside town of Anglesea. Following this will be legendary Australian […]

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Economics for Activists

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Short Course: Tues Oct 14th – Nov 11th, 6.15 – 8pm Following last years highly successful economics for activists series of workshops, Karl Fitzgerald is set to help join the dots between the myriad of issues facing solid citizens in this day and age. Designed for those interested in understanding economics, the short-comings prevalent in […]

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Affordable Housing & Community Land Trusts

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Monday April 21st, 7pm, Prosper Australia rooms, free Inspired by the gammut of short sighted housing policies dominating the press, Prosper Australia has invited our resident expert Leo Foley to discuss the role of Community Land Trusts in assisting housing affordability. Leo will discuss how CLT’s have become a successful model for CoHousing cooperatives in […]

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Deeper in Debt

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Thursday March 13th, 7.00pm, Frank Halkyard Library, Prosper Australia rooms in conversation with Bryan Kavanagh Join leading economics commentator Steve Keen as he discusses his new report Deeper in Debt. (PDF, 1.5MB) Assoc Professor Keen, author of Debunking Economics, will outline the perils we face from excessive borrowing. He has leading research on how Australia […]

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The Comics of Economics

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7pm, January 10th, Horses Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street Be part of a world first as international comedian Ross Ashcroft (London) delivers his first geonomics based comedy routine! Yes its time we took the mickey out of our two dimensional economic system and laid it bare for all its worth. Ross runs the Magdala Comedy […]

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Frank De Jong Tour Itinerary

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Frank De Jong’s confirmed appearances: Sat July 14th, National Greens Convention (Green Members only) Tues 17th, “Speculating on the Earth’s Future”, Whitehorse Greens, Place: Meeting Room 1, Box Hill Library (Entrance just to left of main library entrance in Whitehorse Rd), 7.30pm Wed 18th, “Costing the Earth”, Selby Community House, Wombalana Rd (Enter Charles St) […]

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True Cost Economics Forum

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“Economics – the fast track to Sustainability” Friday July 20th The 2007 TCE Forum will feature Frank De Jong, leader of the Ontario Greens (Canada). He is an expert on environmental economics, having coined the term ‘the invisible green hand’ of market forces. Frank has over 20 years experience in Canadian elections and will bring […]

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Unlocking the Riches of Oz

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Fri June 15th, 7.15pm The launch of Bryan Kavanagh’s (LVRG) groundbreaking report Bryan Kavanagh will take us through his world leading statistics, analysing economic trends over the 34 years the report covers. He will deliver insights on how the property market is actually the lead indicator of the economy. Bryan is an experienced property valuer […]

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Economics for Activists

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Tuesday evenings in May, 6.15pm – 8pm, starting May 1st Ever wanted to read between the lines of the newspaper? Arm yourself with the tools of modern warfare as Karl Fitzgerald takes you through the key understandings required to ‘follow the money’. Topics covered: Economic terminology – the basic framework Economic History via: The Classical […]

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