Architects for Peace, in association with the Centre for Cultural Partnerships at the Victorian College of the Arts, presents a post-election panel discussion.

When: 7pm, Thursday 3rd October 2013

Where: Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank

Panel description is as follows:

“The recent Australian federal election was undeniably won in large part on a cynical appeal to economic self-interest, underpinned by the success of the major media outlets and other wealthy pressure groups in advancing their own interests. We have seen human rights violations packaged by both sides of politics as ‘tough but fair’ policy, and either ignored or actively supported by the wider public. The health of our democracy is in question, and with it, the welfare of our society as a whole.

The majority has spoken. What now? With the right to vote exposed as an impotent weapon against social injustice, how might we create new directions and spaces for dissent?”

3RRR radio presenter Jacinta Parsons (host of Detour) will lead the discussion, with:

Alison Caddick | editor of Arena magazine
Jennifer Podesta | independent candidate (federal election, seat of Indi)
Guy Abrahams | climate activist, lawyer and gallerist

Refreshments will be provided, and gold coin donations are welcome. We hope you can join us!

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