Sophia Think Tank is once again working with the Australian Media Engagement Project and Partnering for Transformation to bring you Hope Talks. This series of escalating conversations begins with the AMEP Media Lunch with Shaun Carney speaking on “Beyond the Game: Is there a Crisis in Australian Democracy?”
Here’s the details…..
Beyond the Game: Is there a Crisis in Australian Democracy?
When? Tuesday, April 30 from 12 – 2pm
Where? One Community, 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn
Shaun Carney. Writer, analyst, strategic adviser
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University
Columnist, Herald Sun
Previous Associate Editor of The Age (1998-2012)
Research shows that Australians are increasingly concerned about…
• Loss of a national vision and values
• Lack of serious debate around significant issues
• Increasing feeling of non-representation of people by elected representatives
• Political activity reduced to an election cycle
• Market-led policy frameworks, which at their heart, treat people as productive units: rather than citizens through which our communities and nation are built.
We believe there is a need for higher level discourse to change social meaning and the quality of policy making. We also have a deep concern for the most vulnerable Australians, who cannot cope with the changes being forced on them.
Shaun Carney titles himself writer, analyst, strategic adviser. This understates the high regard in which he is held by his peers as a columnist with both The Age and Herald Sun, and his insightful understanding of politics and politicians. He is brilliantly placed to lead us in this conversation, “Beyond the Game: Is there a crisis in Australian Democracy?”
Join us for the conversation on April 30, and help to make a difference.
There will be $10 per head charge to cover the venue and lunch costs.
We look forward to seeing you all. Would you please advise your attendance to email@example.com by 12pm, Friday 26/4?