New training resources available

New training resources
Let's make an economy for everyone
Evatt Foundation

Fed up with more of the same about the budget, smaller government, lower taxes, privatisation and deregulation? Are you looking for information and debate about the real drivers of and dangers to our economic and social security and prosperity? How about a nationwide grassroots campaign for a progressive political economic strategy to make the economy serve society, rather than the reverse?

Based on the theme that the economy should be for everyone, a network of progressive community-based organisations (including the Evatt Foundation) has contributed to the production of 11 video clips and discussion starters that are now freely available for training and education purposes from the Search Foundation.

Ideal for the class room, lecture hall, trade union room, workplace meeting or home viewing, the topics cover: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, education, fair and safe workplaces, industry policy, inequality, trade, migrant workers, sustainability, taxation reform, welfare and income support, and women and the economy. Each video is supported by a pdf flyer, outlining the background to the issues, featuring facts, arguments, references, and questions for discussion and avenues for feedback.

Let’s Make an Economy for Everyone calls on Australians to engage with each other to devise a new economic direction which can overcome the ever-widening inequality and ever-greater insecurity that mark the lives of more and more people, and meet the challenge of ecological sustainability at a time of accelerating and unmitigated climate change.

The Common Action Network comprises:

Aboriginal Rights Coalition; AFTINET; ALP Socialist Left NSW; Asian Women at Work. Australian Manufacturing Workers Union; Australian Political Economy Movement; Community & Public Sector Union; Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union; Evatt Foundation; F-Collective; FILEF – Federation of Italian Migrant Workers & their Families; Greens NSW; Migrante Australia; Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch; National Tertiary Education Union; NSW Nurses & Midwives Association; SEARCH Foundation.

You can find the 11 Video Clips and Discussion Starters at www.commonaction.org.au/taxonomy/term/2

Or just go to YouTube