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The Greens Political Education Trust (GPET) invites you to participate in the Greens Reboot Future conference, our annual showcase event, taking place on Saturday the 24th of August.

Reboot presents a selection of speakers in sessions that aim to investigate, explain and challenge your thinking about a range of social, economic, environmental and cultural issues affecting us locally, nationally and globally.

Reboot is open to Greens members and the general public, so please feel free to pass this invitation on and bring a friend.

Keynote speaker
Our Keynote speaker is Jeff Sparrow, a writer, editor and broadcaster. He is a regular columnist in the Guardian and a past editor of Overland. His latest book is Trigger warnings: political correctness and the rise of the right. First dog on the Moon described the book as: ‘an elegant and timely analysis of exactly how the world turned to wallaby poop ... and how we might actually be able to do something about it.’ 

There is a debate unfolding of democracy versus climate change. Looking at this, Jeff Sparrow suggests that the environmental crisis will lead people on the right (and, in fact, on the left) to embrace various forms of authoritarianism, when, in fact, what we really need is both political and economic democracy. Jeff is also the author of Money shot: a journey into porn and censorshipNo way but this: in search of Paul Robeson and Communism: a love story.

The sessions will include:

How Can We Feed Ourselves in the Future of a Hotter World?
With Adam Oehlman and Danielle Wheeler discussing water, food and the revolution in agriculture.

After the disaster of the Murray-Darling Basin plan and global waves of drought what is needed to ensure food security for ourselves, for the global population?

Building Solidarity With People With disability 
With Senator Jordan Steele-John, Jane Scott and David Briggs

The impact of privatisation of services, commodification of the individual and the social model of disability.

A Green New Deal for Australia?
With Boris Frankel, author of Fictions of Sustainability, the politics of growth and post-capitalist futures, Petra Stock from the Climate Council and  David Shoebridge MLC

How should we develop a just transition from the fossil fuel and unsustainable economy, what are the possibilities, limitations and pitfalls? Can a Green New Deal open the way to the realisation of our four pillars?

First Nations Panel
Led by Lidia Thorpe, the first Aboriginal member of the Victorian lower house, leads a discussion of the questions of treaty and redress for the First Nations. Other speakers to be announced.

See the full timetable here. Follow GPET on Facebook for updates.

Doors and registration open at 8:45 AM
Welcome To Country begins at 9:15 AM
Concludes at 5:00 PM


24th August, 2019 8:45 AM   through   5:00 PM
Redfern Town Hall 73 Pitt Street

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Phone: 02 9045 6999
Entry $ 25.00
Keen Green $ 35.00
Students & Pensioners $ 15.00

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