2020 — 10 speeches
The Community Challenge: Building pathways towards true social inclusion
16 – 15 Apr 2009
Love it or loathe it, Australia is changing: politically; environmentally; socially and economically - there is no escaping the impacts of globalisation.
Globalisation has changed the way we live, the way we organise our work in communities, our social groupings, our very way of thinking.
It has created stresses and strains, a sense of powerlessness and feelings of loss of control; but also excitement at previously unimagined opportunities, at the new ways of thinking and doing and creating, of new pathways towards true social inclusion.
If we don't get involved we will continue to be passive in the face of trends that most of us had no part in creating and that are already having an enormous impact on every facet of our individual and collective lives.
The 2008 Community Leadership Oration: At Home and Away: Now more than ever, global issues need local community leadership
Prof. Fran Baum
Not In My Backyard: How globalisation can be harnessed to support local equality, inclusion and community
Pat Turner AM
Closing the Gap: When and how will Australia ever become truly liveable for Indigenous Australians?
The Hon. Joan Kirner AC, Meredith Carter, Debbie Kilroy, Jenny McGregor & Stella Young
The Great Debate: In the Face of the Enormity of Global Threats, Local Action is a Waste of Time
Dr Noel Purcell
Corporate Action: The business role in supporting local communities to stare down national and global threats
Prof. Tim Flannery
When a Butterfly Flaps Its Wings: Acting locally in the face of national and global threats
The Hon Bill Shorten MP