calendar After Durban, is climate change on the backburner?

The Australia Institute will host Politics in the Pub in Canberra on Wednesday 14 March. Ian Fry is the International Environmental Officer for the Government of Tuvalu. He has represented Tuvalu as part of their delegation to climate change meetings since the start of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997.

Ian will discuss the outcomes of the climate change conference in Durban from a Small Island State perspective. The Australian Government says the meeting was a step forward, but is this really the case? Have we just put climate change on the backburner? Ian will also discuss the implications of Canada’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol and other developments on the international climate change front.

Wednesday 14 March
6-7pm (doors open at 5.30pm)
Lounge Bar, Level 3, The Uni Pub
17 London Circuit, Canberra

FREE – no RSVP required

A flyer for this event can be downloaded here.

In Conversation with Senator Bob Brown and Dr David McKnight

The Australia Institute will host a special event on Sunday 18 March with Senator Bob Brown and the author of the new book Rupert Murdoch: An investigation of political power Dr David McKnight.

The Institute’s Executive Director Richard Denniss will lead a discussion on ‘media diversity and the power of media moguls’.

David McKnight is Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of NSW, and a former journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald and ABC TV’s Four Corners. His new book Ruper Murdoch: An investigation of political power examines the recent phone hacking scandal and the influence of News Corporation.

Senator Bob Brown is the Leader of the Australian Greens and a vocal advocate for the establishment of the Finkelstein inquiry in Australia’s print media.

Sunday 18 March
5.30 – 6.30pm (drinks provided)
Manning Clark House Garden*
11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest

FREE – no RSVP required

*In the event of wet weather, the talk will be held in Manning Clark House and seats will be limited.

David’s book will be available for purchase.

A flyer for this event can be downloaded here.

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