1. Committee reports and election of 2015-2016 representatives
2. Guest Speaker, Damien Kingsbury, at 6.30pm speaking on "Fixing Australian policy towards Asylum Seekers"
Damien is Professor of International Politics, Deakin University. Author or editor of more than twenty five academic books on regional politics and development.
3. Dinner afterwards at #1 Steamboat, 1 Lygon Street at 7.30pm
For further information please contact Lev Lafayette on 0432 255 208 or public at isocracy.org
Facebook RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/396192857243260/
This Saturday, October 17th, 6pm, at the New International Bookshop at Trades Hall (Cnr Lygon and Victoria Sts, Carlton) there will be a presentation on "Reforming Australia's Asylum Seeker Policies", an issue which has generated some attention in recent weeks.
The speaker is Damien Kingsbury, Professor of International Politics at Deakin University, and author or editor of some twenty five books in recent years on regional politics.
In recent months Damien has been working with others on new practical policy changes that can be implemented and has now been raising the proposals with Federal MPs. This meeting will give some insight on the strategic direction that will be raised in coming months.
The wide-ranging discussion includes the issue of the global context, current policy, UNHCR funding, Temporary Protection Visas, the size of the humanitarian intake, processing centres, the Australian migration zone, the Bali process, the Refugee Convention in the region, and the use of the United Nations Security Council to prevent refugee conditions.
Please come along and feel free to forward this to others whom you think would be interested in seeker a new policy for asylum seekers.
The discussion is hosted by the Isocracy Network (http://isocracy.org).
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