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EVENTS

NEXT PUBLIC EVENT

BIG DIALOGUE: CLIMATE CHANGE

What can we agree on?

26 JULY, 6:00PM FOR 7-8.30PM
THE TIVOLI, FORTITUDE VALLEY BRISBANE
Tickets from $10

MODERATOR

Hon John Anderson, AO FTSE
Former Deputy Prime Minister

Host of "Conversations with John Anderson" YouTube channel and podcast

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 skeptics?

 

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

NEXT PRIVATE EVENT

First Tuesday Club

6 JULY, 5:30PM FOR 6:00PM

Discussion with Thom Cameron, Hydrogen and Chemical Technology Director, Aurecon:

Hydrogen and Decarbonisation

(for active volunteers, supporters and partners)

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PAST EVENTS

BIG DIALOGUE

The China-Australia Relationship

16 NOVEMBER 2020

MODERATOR

Sarah Percy

Associate Professor of International Relations, UQ

Host on ABC Radio National

SPEAKER

Brodie Paul

Partnerships Director at China Policy

Brisbane representative for Australia China Business News

Associate Professor of International Relations, UQ
 

Researcher/Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Cyber Policy Centre

Former journalist for the ABC and New York Times

Chairman of med-tech company 61medical

Former state minister for Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts

BIG DIALOGUE

Could Universal Basic Income Work in Australia?

20 JULY 2020

MODERATOR

Bob McDonald

MC

Kayci Gillies

VIDEO INTRO

Simon Cowan

SPEAKER

Gigi Foster

SPEAKER

John Humphreys

SPEAKER

Greg Marston

Universal Basic Income.

It's an idea whose time has come to many; anathema to many others. Government responses to the pandemic have heightened interest in the subject.

 

The concept of universal basic income (UBI) or variations appeal to people at various points on the political spectrum, but could an income support scheme possibly be universal, adequate to live on and affordable? Or is it a utopian distraction from the hard policy graft of allocating scarce tax dollars to those most in need? Alternatively, are there elements of UBI which could usefully guide post-pandemic welfare reform? 

Business journalist, InQueensland


 

Actress and university student

Research Director at Centre for Independent Studies

Professor of Economics at University of NSW


 

Economics Lecturer at University of the Sunshine Coast and University of Queensland

Deputy Executive Dean

 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

LAUNCH DEBATE

Postmodernism: A Right Wing Philosophy?

9 MARCH 2020

MC

Christine Jackman

VIDEO INTRO

Hon John Anderson AO FTSE

SPEAKER

Hon Rachel Nolan

SPEAKER

John Quiggin

SPEAKER

​Prof Stephen Hicks

What's the problem?

Polarisation and toxic discourse - old-fashioned intolerance and incivility on 21st century steroids - should be everyone’s concern. It’s not just in the public arena and not just online, they are seeping through everywhere, affecting day-to-day life and making it near-impossible to have productive discussions about the enormous challenges - and opportunities - facing humanity. This debate explored part of the philosophical background of the central concerns of The Brisbane Dialogues.

Author and journalist

Former State Labor minister

 and MP for Ipswich

Australian democratic socialist economist

Canadian-American libertarian philosopher

Former Deputy Prime Minister and host, "Conversations with John Anderson"