The Brisbane Dialogues
The Brisbane Dialogues is a wholly independent, non-aligned, intergenerational, not-for-profit project to stimulate and civilise public discussion about big ideas and issues.
LAUNCH OF THE BRISBANE DIALOGUES
In a sold out event on Monday 9 March in the Brisbane CBD, we were privileged to have the following speakers to launch The Brisbane Dialogues, Australia's first civil discourse organisation:
MC - Christine Jackman, author and journalist
Debate chair - Hon Rachel Nolan, former State Labor minister and MP for Ipswich
Professor John Quiggin, Australian democratic socialist economist
Professor Stephen Hicks, Canadian-American libertarian philosopher
on the topic that "Postmodernism is a right wing philosophy".
John Anderson, AO FTSE, former Deputy Prime Minister and host of "Conversations with John Anderson" sent a video message of support.
It was a great start , which could evolve in many ways. As a few accidental amateur event organisers, we are very happy about the night and grateful to all the volunteers who made this seminal event happen. To those who turned up in numbers in pelting rain, your support is appreciated enormously. We all DID something to restore civil discussion and move society forward.
Photos, video, commentary and more to come. Pop your email in below for updates if you haven't already. The FLYER for the launch tells the story as of yesterday, ready for new versions and episodes to be written by all of us.
"He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that." J.S. Mill