All Events

People's Climate March Australia

Date: 29 November 2015
What's happening? In the last weekend of November, help create the biggest climate march the world has ever seen.

H.V. Evatt Memorial Dinner 2015 - with Lesley Hughes

Date: 17 October 2015
Location: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba St, Katoomba
Type: Public Forum
Time: 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m.
Cost: $80 (includes dinner)
RSVP: or phone: 4784 3064 or 0418 649 497
Not just polar bears: climate change as a social justice issue Guest Speaker: Lesley Hughes Master of Ceremonies: Trish Doyle, M.P.

2015 Wheelwright lecture in Political Economy, presented by Erik Olin Wright

Date: 5 August 2015
Location: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Type: Public Forum
Time: 6 p.m. (and drinks in the Foyer beforehand from 5.15).
Cost: Free
Challenging (and maybe transcending) capitalism through real utopias

The rise and rise and rise of the super-rich

Date: 30 July 2015
Location: Meeting Room, Balmain Town Hall
Type: Public Forum
Time: 6.30 for 7 p.m. start, free snacks, drinks available
Cost: Admission $7
Speakers Christopher Sheil & Frank Stilwell

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Date: 25 July 2015
Location: Melbourne Convention Centre
Type: Public Forum
Time: 5.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Cost: Fringe Pass

Annual Bruce Childs Public Issues Lecture

Date: 19 May 2015
Location: NSW Trades Hall Auditorium, 377 Sussex St, Sydney
Type: Public Forum
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
The Bruce Childs Public Issues Lecture expresses a commitment to fostering a culture of ideas and debate within NSW Labor.

Annual Jessie Street Lunch Fundraiser: Julia Gillard

Date: 17 April 2015
Location: NSW Parliament House
Type: Fundraiser
Time: Noon
Cost: $40/$70/$100
RSVP: Email:
The Jessie Street Trust is proud to announce the 2015 speaker. Hon Julia Gillard Prime Minister of Australia, 2010-2013

Politics in the pub: Inequality in Australia

Date: 12 February 2015
Location: Harold Park Hotel, cnr Wigram Rd & Ross St Glebe NSW
Type: Public Forum
Time: Thursday 6.30 p.m. to 8.15 p.m., dinner and snacks from 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
How serious is the growth of inequality and its social and personal consequences in Australia?

State funeral for the Honourable Tom Uren AC 1921- 2015

Date: 4 February 2015
Location: Sydney Town Hall
Time: 11.00 a.m.
RSVP: (02) 6271 6043 or(02) 6271 6097 or email
A State Funeral for the Honourable Tom Uren AC, will take place at 11.00 am on Wednesday 4 February 2015 at the Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney, NSW.

The Aporia of Rights

Date: 13 December 2014
Location: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Type: Book Launch
Time: Saturday 13 December at 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free & open to the public
RSVP: Please register through the Gleebooks website or call 02 9660 2333.
The Whitlam Institute invites you to the launch of a new book, The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights, edited by