Special events notice


APEC & its Pan Pacific Template

The Evatt Foundation proudly presents the Hon. Paul J. Keating to deliver a keynote address in the lead up to the meeting of APEC leaders in Sydney.

Paul Keating is one of the major figures of recent Australian political and economic history and a major figure in the history of APEC. The Australian Treasurer from 1983 to 1991 and Prime Minister from 1991 until 1996, Paul Keating took an active role in establishing the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum, and initiated its annual leaders' meeting. This is your opportunity to hear from the nation's founding visionary on the eve of the first meeting of the region's world leaders in Australia. For scholars of APEC, workers, professionals and business people with an interest in the Asia Pacific, citizens interested in major public affairs and Paul Keating fans, this is the Evatt Foundation's recommended 2007 event.

The lecture will be presented in the Seymour Centre on Thursday 23 August, commencing at 6 pm. Tickets are $32 or $22 for concession and Evatt members. You can book now on (02) 9351 7940 or at the Seymour's website. See you there!

National Insecurity: The Howard Government's Betrayal of Australia

On the eve of APEC, the Evatt Foundation presents a seminar on the most arresting political story of the past decade: the reckless trampling of Australia's interests in one sector after another by a government that vigourously promotes itself as the guardian of national security. Pulled together for the first time in a meticulously researched new book by Linda Weiss, Elizabeth Thurbon and John Mathews, this story is little known and scarcely believable. Seeking to tie its own political fortunes to its great and powerful friend, the Howard Government has contracted to transfer the farm, and much, much more, to America Inc. Pursued with disturbing enthusiasm, the government's devious decisions have effectively undercut Australia's security, furture prosperity and cultural values.

Linda Weiss, Elizabeth Thurbon and John Mathews will probe the extraordinary details of how Australia's national interests have been systematically undermined by its own Prime Minister, and offer a compelling explanation for this pattern of betrayal. This Evatt Sunset Seminar will be convened at the NSW Teachers' Federation Auditorium, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills, Thursday, 6 September, 6-7 pm, $10, RSVP Evatt Foundation (02) 9385 7137 or evatt@unsw.edu.au.

More events

Julian Disney, Frank Stilwell & Kirrily Jordan on Who Get's What? Gleebooks, Wednesday 27 August.

Dr Hans Blix at NSW Parliament House, Theatrette, Tuesday 28 August.

Sharan Burrow, Lori Wallach, Yuri Munsayac, Don Henry & Tim Brunero put the people into APEC! Guthrie Theatre, University of Technology, 31 August.

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