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

SOLD OUT
BIG DIALOGUE: CLIMATE CHANGE
WHAT CAN WE AGREE ON?

MON 26 JULY
6:00PM FOR 7-8:30PM
THE TIVOLI, FORTITUDE VALLEY BRISBANE

In collaboration with the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences

M O D E R A T O R

Julieanne Alroe
Chair, Infrastructure Australia, Queensland Ballet

M C

Emeritus Prof. Helen Chenery

President , Queensland Academy of Arts & Sciences

 

P A N E L I S T S

Prof. Hugh Possingham

Queensland Chief Scientist

Dr. Maia Schweizer

CEO CleanCo Queensland

Graham Young

Executive Director, Australian Institute for Progress

(Hon John Anderson AO and Emeritus Prof. Robin Batterham AO

were prevented from speaking by border closures.)

There is much that people will never agree on about climate change, like what to even call it, but what might we agree  on, in practical terms? Is there anything that alarmists and denialists could agree about? If not, what about mainstream climate change activists and sceptics?

 

Some activists share concerns about the impact on economic development and equity and some sceptics are concerned that there are unknown climate risks to be managed. There might be much to agree about, but what?

What We Do.

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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

3 AUGUST 2021

Discussion with Dr Hugh Breakey, Griffith University

The Social License to Operate

7 SEPTEMBER 2021

Discussion with Professor Gigi Foster, University of New South Wales

Pandemic Policy