Events & Actions

Trade, Labour Mobility and Development in the Pacific – Public meetings in Sydney & Melbourne

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I know it’s been a while since there’s been much action on this blog, but there’s lots of posts in the pipeline! In the meantime, if you’re in Melbourne or Sydney, you may be interested to come along to a special public meeting next week, to be addressed two prominent Pacific Island trade activists: Trade, [...]

Melbourne: Public Lecture – “The Doha Round and its implications for developing countries”

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 6 pm to 7 pm Professor Frank Garcia from the Law Faculty, Boston College; Director, Law & Justice in the Americas Program will be speaking on “The Doha Round and its implications (success or failure) for developing countries” The Doha Development Round, the current trade negotiation round of the World Trade [...]

Melbourne: Understanding Globalisation: A Short Course about Global Crisis & Global Justice

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Applications are now open for Global Trade Watch’s Understanding Globalisation course – an exciting short course for people interested to learn more about globalisation, global economics and their impacts on people and the environment. The course will run in Melbourne (Carlton) on Monday evenings from April 14 to June 15 2009. Understanding Globalisation is a [...]

Sydney Event: “Economics for Ordinary Folk” – March 28

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

A plug for friendly Sydney-based NGOs AFTINET and AID/WATCH, which are co-hosting “Economics for Ordinary Folk”, a 1 day workshop aimed at skilling-up participants on economics and the impact of orthodox economic theories on the peoples of the world, particularly the majority world. It’s aimed at people who are concerned about issues of social justice [...]

Why is Australia still importing illegally-logged timber?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Yesterday’s edition of Melbourne’s The Age newspaper had a worrying article about the influence of extreme pro-free-trade bureaucrats in derailing new laws aimed at restricting illegal timber imports into Australia. Apparently the federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have been trying to undermine the Rudd Government’s election [...]

New GlobalAction.org.au site focusing on Nov 15

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

On November 15, prompted by the global financial crisis, the heads of the G20 group of countries will gather behind closed doors in Washington to discuss the reform of the global economic system.  Across the world on November 15 people will be protesting the G20 summit. Instead of an exclusive meeting of only 20 countries, [...]