Upcoming events – Monday September 3rd

Kooyong Electorate Climate Change Forum

when : Monday 3 September, 7:30 p.m.
where : Hawthorn Town Hall

Hear the candidates for the federal electorate of Kooyong explain their climate change policies. Learn about the latest science and strategies on climate change and how to reduce your carbon footprint from Environment Victoria.
Opened by the Mayor of Boroondara.
Public question time included.
Gold coin donation. Enquiries contact: enquiries@lighterfootprints.org

Free public forum series – Balancing the scales with China

when : Monday, 3 September 2007 6.30pm – 9.00pm (Registration 6.00pm)
where : Howard Florey Institute, Ground Floor Lecture Theatre Corner Grattan Street & Royal Parade, University of Melbourne (enter via Gate 11, Royal Parade)

To ensure a seat please RSVP at [0423 113 385] or info@freechina.org.au
Hosted by Free China Inc. www.freechina.org.au
International experts discuss current issues that have global repercussions Australia and the world are looking to China with both excitement and fear. The Olympic Games have shone the spotlight onto China and inevitably, issues related to its human rights record, its political and economic systems. Foreign investment is boosting the Chinese economy with eager anticipation, yet the quality of consumer goods, increasing military buildup and unceasing reports of human rights abuses are among a range of growing concerns. The need to understand China, is becoming essential for all Australians. Join a panel of international experts who will present rare insights into contemporary China, offering ways to negotiate balanced, sustainable responses to change taking place there today and into the future. Speakers Include:The Hon. David Kilgour Esq., Former Canadian Cabinet minister and Crown ProsecutorDr Wang Juntao, political scientist and key Chinese pro-democracy figure Erping Zhang, Executive Director of the Association for Asian Research (USA) Dr Elliott Fan, Research Fellow, Australia National University