THE
BRISBANE
DIALOGUES

BETTER DISCUSSIONS. BEYOND DEBATE.

Who We Are.

We are a wholly independent, neutral, intergenerational, all-volunteer, not-for-profit project to stimulate genuine dialogue about big ideas and issues.

We are Australia's first dedicated civil discourse organisation and an expanding corner of the public square.

Our values are Civility, Civic-mindedness, Curiosity, Neutrality, Independence, Inclusion.

Our goal is to be a preeminent facilitator of dialogue globally.

NEXT PUBLIC EVENT

A BIG DIALOGUE:
HOW TO FIX DEMOCRACY
?

MON 22 NOV
6:00PM FOR 7-8:30PM
THE PRINCESS THEATRE, WOOLLOONGABBA, BRISBANE

In collaboration with newDemocracy

MODERATOR-

David Fagan

Author and communications professional
Former editor-in-chief, Queensland Newspapers

PANELISTS

AJ Brown

Professor of public policy and law, Griffith University

Board member, Transparency International

Theodora Le Souquet
Strategist, tech exec, hands-on arts supporter,

aspiring candidate for the US Senate.

Iain Walker

CEO newDemocracy Foundation

Most people agree that democracy in Australia and elsewhere has serious challenges and flaws, which must be faced if we are not to drift, or be forced, into worse alternatives.

 

The Brisbane Dialogues, in collaboration with newDemocracy, is pleased to present a Big Dialogue to refresh and update thinking on the biggest and oldest question society has always faced - how best to govern ourselves?

What We Do.

1
 

Conduct public events on issues of national or global importance or interest, in the Big Dialogue format, as well as bespoke private events, to demonstrate what better discussions look like.
 

2
 

Support other organisations to conduct better discussions, with a wide range of services and activities which range from full co-production of a major event, to specific help with curation, event management, promotion, technology, etc.

3
 

Publish the Queensland Talks calendar, which aggregates ideas-based event information in the region to make it more publicly accessible, expanding audiences and deepening civic culture.

BETTER DISCUSSIONS WITH

QUEENSLAND TALKS

Queensland Talks is an aggregation of better talks and discussion events produced by many other organisations. These events are:

   -   generally ideas-based

   -   particularly but not necessarily those which aim at genuine dialogue

   -   generally but not necessarily in Southeast Queensland

   -   mostly but not always real, in-person events.

Queensland Talks is a community service from The Brisbane Dialogues. Inclusion does not mean endorsement!

The Brisbane Rule.

"All participants agree to listen carefully, speak respectfully and concentrate on the content of discussions, not on characters - before, during and afterwards, online as well as offline.”

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NEXT PRIVATE EVENT

FIRST TUESDAY CLUB

2 NOV 2021

Discussion with

Prof John Quiggin, University of Queensland

The Costs of Covid