| When: Thursday 28 March 2019 7:15pm for 7:30pm start|
Where: Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor (underneath the Albion Overpass, near Blackmore St; UBD 140 Ref. C14) Click here for a map.
Cost: $2, to help cover venue hire costs.
Presentations: Daily, we are bombarded with news items decrying the aging of our population. Yet this should be a welcome development, as the culmination of modern progress to ensure that most people born lead long and healthy lives. Instead, it is treated as a calamity which must be redressed by aggressive increases in population growth, through either births or immigration.
The claimed problems of ageing (including a shrinking workforce, a ballooning pension bill, and skyrocketing health and aged care needs) are poorly supported in evidence, and the cure is much worse than the disease. This talk will unpack some of the myths and truths about demographic ageing and discuss the benefits of declining populations containing more older people.
Speakers: Dr. Jane O’Sullivan is a former senior researcher at the University of Queensland’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, where she led research programs on agricultural intensification of subsistence crops in the Pacific and South East Asia.
She subsequently turned attention to the demographic pressures on food security, economic development and environmental sustainability. She has published ground-breaking work on the economic impacts of population growth, population ageing and the use of population projections in relation to projecting climate change.
She is an executive member of Sustainable Population Australia and has represented that organisation at United Nations climate change meetings.
New committee members: The Brisbane Branch of Renew is in need of some more members on the organising team. During the years and through changes in personal circumstances, the branch committee has reduced in size and we need assistance in continuing this important work. If you are a current Renew member and interested in contributing towards the work of the branch please speak to Trevor, Sheryl or Hap on the evening or contact contact Doug Rolfe, the Renew Branch Coordinator.
We hope to see you there for this fascinating pair of presentations.
Renew Brisbane Branch
- Extinction Rebellion on Sorrows of the Silent Spring
- What did Carne do? on ‘You Can Not Trust the Public Trustee’ on radio in Washington
- Uni Students on Sorrows of the Silent Spring
- Climate Change Election debrief for unionists on Sorrows of the Silent Spring
- UN rapporteur accuses Australia of failing to protect Assange's rights on If Assange is the Falcon, Trump is the Snowman
- Marti Oakley on ‘You Can Not Trust the Public Trustee’ on radio in Washington
- Veronika Fraser on Public Trustee suspended
- Kris on Public Trustee Resigns
- Sam Bullock on Tipping point on Adani?
- Ann on Public Trustee suspended
- Public Trustee suspended for misconduct on You Cannot Trust the Public Trustee
- 'The Afghan Files' and ABC nonsense on Anti-Terrorism Laws
- No alternative for steel? on Open letter to fossil fuel workers
- Mitch on Open letter to fossil fuel workers
- Form letter to have UQU Complex Heritage listed on Saving Schonell, Zed, Forum and Refec @ UQ Union complex
- Cinema del popolo
- 1900 by Bertolucci
- Dishonoured Lady by Edmund H. North
- I am not your negro
- Lox Pics
- ‘The Great Flamarion’ adapted from ‘Big Shot’ by Vicki Baum
- Algiers by John Cromwell
- Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo
- Cold War by Pawlikowski
- Days of Hope by Ken Loach
- Detour by Edgar G Ulmer
- Il Postino (The Postman) by Michael Radford
- Paisà (Paisan) by Roberto Rossellini
- Quicksand by Irving Pichel
- The Most Dangerous Man In America by Judith Ehrlich
- The Post by Steven Spielberg
- Tribute to the Schonell
- “The Passenger” by Michelangelo Antonioni
- What’s on
- “Vuelo Lan Chile” by Marcial Parada
- "Liberating Pine Gap" by Jim Dowling (ed.)
- Queensland: 100 hundred years of Labor
- The 1992 Left Directory
- The Australian Race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, the routes by which it spread itself over that continent
- The Wretched of the Earth
- Towards Peace – A workers Journey
- You say you want a revolution
- “Iraqi Icicle” by Bernie Dowling
- Barefoot in the bank …
- Foco Nuevo
- Photos of Foco Nuevo
- Shutting down Adani
- BushTelegraph Zine
- State of the World
- The Painted Piano Project
- Trifecta on Brunswick Street
- Yellow shirts’ march into the ‘valley of death’
- How we respond to defamatory posts – policy
- Workers BushTelegraph
- Defend the Right to Organise!
- Gary MacLennan
- Humphrey McQueen
- Inside the ACTU
- Paradigm Shift
- Save the Mary River
- Workers Political Organisation
- Dundalli’s Story
- Refugees and Migrants
- Middle East
- No War
- Student – Worker control at University of Queensland
- Welcome to this website
People from all directions.
A note to indigenous people, Workers BushTelegraph may contain recordings, images and songs of people who are deceased.
We address the following questions:
1. Industrial question: The Master/servant relationship. The struggle for Worker Control.
2. Ownership question: Who owns the land? Rights to the city, right to country. The struggle of indigenous people for land rights and social justice in Australia.
3. Political question: This is the class struggle. Who owns the means of production? Who governs? How are democratic rights won and shared.
Joe Geia sings the 'Welcome Song'
- Comments are welcome. Please keep them brief. Some delay may occur as they are moderated. email@example.com
'Rob Pyne - a far northern life' — sharing stories of Rob Pyne's struggle inside the ALP and his move to independence.
Contains some excellent chapters about his stint in parliament.
Radical Times Historical ArchiveClick image to go to archive
Radio, podcasts & Blogs
Paradigm Shift - 4ZZZ fm 102.1, Fridays at Noon
Words are the Wind - Words from Struggle Street
Eva Bartlett In Gaza
4ZZZ News & Current affairs — 4zzz is on the land of the Turbul & Jagera people, never ceded
Save Leard State Forest — Archive of actions to stop mining in the Piliger
Bent Banana Books — Save the Book - discussion on where books are heading and finding books which are different.
Apple Corey — Contains some excellent interviews on Indigenous, union, women, Occupy issues.
Rob Pyne - a far northern life — sharing stories of Rob's struggle inside the ALP and his move to independence.
Contains some excellent chapters about his stint in parliament.