Evatt Journal, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 2009
Welcome to issue #44 of the Evatt Foundation online journal.
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News, views & papers
Human rights: Australia has spoken
Frank Brennan releases the report by the Committee of the National Human Rights.
Deadly corporate behaviour
Matt Peacock discusses Killer Company: James Hardie Exposed.
The unfair go
Frank Stilwell & David Primrose pour over new data from Catalyst on inequality in Australia.
Hold the champagne
The economic crisis ain't over till it's over, cautions Jim Stanford.
The great history of democracy
Christopher Sheil introduces John Keane.
The Big Pictures: The pharmaceutical industry & health care
The Evatt Foundation announces a new program to bring films to notice that raise public policy issues worthy of debate. After intermission, the films will be followed by a panel discussion. As a start, we are pleased to announce the screening of Generation RX, a disturbing new film on collusion between pharmaceutical manufacturers and their regulatory watchdogs in the United States. It questions whether millions of children have been effectively forced onto pharmaceutical drugs for commercial rather than scientific reasons.
The discussion panel will comprise Ron Dyer, former NSW Minister for Community Services (chair); Stephen Robertson, Director, NSW Commission for Children and Young People; Dr Yola Lucire, a leading proponent of personalised medicine; and Dr Peter Parry, a psychiatrist and academic with the Dept of Psychiatry at Flinders University. Details: Tuesday 24 November 2009, 6.30 p.m., NSW Parliament House Theatrette, entry is by donation.
Evatt Foundation Annual General Meeting
All Evatt Foundation members (only) are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for 2009. The meeting will be convened in the President's Dining Room, NSW Parliament House 5.30 p.m. Tuesday 24 November. The President's Report for 2009 is available from the Evatt offfice.
Our new book from Sydney University Press tells the inspiring story of Doc Evatt and the United Nations. Moving in the Open Daylight, by Ashley Hogan, was launched on the 60th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Order your copy of this short, sharp and unique Australian story today.
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