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Until 10 November. Exhibition: Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial. Bringing together works by 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country, Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginal people as Australians for the first time. It highlights the strength and resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people since first contact, through to the historical fight for recognition and ongoing activism in the present day. Free. University of Queensland Art Museum, James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia. Information.

3 November. Retreat: Called to be fully alive. The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality offers people of today who are searching a variety of spiritual exercises, spiritual guidance, formation programs and different kinds of retreats. This one day retreat, ‘Called to be fully alive,’ will be directed by Kerry Holland. Cost: Suggested donation $40.00 8.45 am to 3.45 pm, Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Bardon. Enquiries: (07) 3368 2450. Information

5 November. Forum: International Perspectives on Welfare Conditionality. An international, interdisciplinary panel discussion on welfare conditionality, and its impacts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This is a joint initiative of The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law and School of Social Sciences. Speakers: Dr Cassandra Goldie, Chief Executive Officer, ACOSS; Prof Peter Dwyer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York; Prof Grainne McKeever, School of Law, University of Ulster; A/Prof Louise Humpage, School of Social Sciences, University of Auckland. Chair: Prof Greg Marston, School of Social Sciences, The University of Queensland. Free. 5.00 to 7.00 pm, Common Ground Queensland, Gambaro Room, 15 Hope Street, South Brisbane. Information and registration.

8 November. Launch: State of the Neighbourhood Report. At this event the Griffith Asia Institute will launch its first State of the Neighbourhood Report, offering fresh perspectives on the key issues affecting Australia and its ‘neighbourhood’. Our objective in publishing this collection is to share our research insights, and encourage informed community debate on Australia’s engagement in the Asia Pacific. Cost: Various.12.00 to 2.00 pm, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Grey Street, South Bank. Enquiries: Kahlia Bartley, (07) 3735 5322. Information and tickets

9 November. Affordable Housing Symposium. Housing affordability has become one of the key social, economic and political challenges that Australian society faces. In collaboration with the National Affordable Housing Consortium (NAHC) and Sustainable Living Infrastructure Consortium (SLIC), Griffith University is proud to organise the Affordable Housing 2018 Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Build-to-Rent and Whole of Life Approach to Sustainable and Affordable Living Choices’. The focus of the symposium is on how to deliver and manage Build-to-Rent within a whole of life approach, and how it impacts on government, investors, the community sector and tenants and what its potential economic and social externalities are. Cost: Various. 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Mercure Pullman King George Square, Brisbane. Enquiries: Richard Chung (07) 5552 8584. Information and tickets

9 November. Information session: Palms Australia. Looking for a change of pace? Want to use your skills to create sustainable change in a developing community? You could be our next volunteer! We’re looking for skilled professionals to volunteer with us in 2019 in developing communities in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, American Samoa, Kiribati, Myanmar and Ethiopia. The session will be an opportunity to find out what Palms Australia does what volunteering involves, and ask questions about current opportunities. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available. Cost: Free. 5.15 to 7.30 pm, Brisbane Square Library, Community Meeting Room (Ground Level), 266 George St, Brisbane. Enquiries: (02) 9560 5333. Information

20 November. Lecture: Investigative Journalism in the Era of Fake News. Faith in journalistic institutions has been shaken by the scourge of ‘fake news’, the undermining of online sources, and funding cuts that hit investigative journalism the hardest. The University of Queensland has taken major strides in training the next generation of investigative journalists through their Work Integrated Learning program that sends students to India, Indonesia, and Vietnam to cut their teeth in high-pressure reporting environments. Mr Bruce Woolley, with 35 years’ experience as an investigative journalist, has built this program from the ground up and helped forge the careers of dozens of new young journalism professionals. Joining him will be Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award recipient Marian Wilkinson, who will share her own experiences as an investigative journalist dating back to the Bjelke-Petersen Era. Cost: Free. 6.00 to 8.00 pm, Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane. Enquiries: (07) 3346 4289. Information and tickets

28 November. Lecture: Leadership and regionalism in South East Asia. Join Griffith University as Dr Marty Natalegawa shares his insights on the challenges and prospects for leadership in our region, including within ASEAN. Dr Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa served as the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia from 2009 to 2014. As Foreign Minister, he oversaw Indonesia’s emergence as a regional power with global responsibilities. Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, Dr Natalegawa had served overseas as Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom and Ireland, and led Indonesian delegations in numerous multilateral negotiations within the UN and beyond. Cost: Free, registration essential. 6.00 to 7.00 pm, Queensland College of Art Lecture Theatre and Gallery (S05_2.04), 266 Grey Street, South Bank. Information and registration

 

  

 

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