'The Australian' has made its position clear on a Bill of Rights.
If you are going to this forum, ask Tony how he qualifies to participate in the discussion:
Have your say : a second chance to lobby for Fitzgerald’s reforms
“is Everything at a Fair Price?” a forum to debate
Queensland’s Integrity & Accountability
Wednesday 2 September at the Irish Club
175 Elizabeth St CBD (between Albert & Edward Sts)
Forum starts 6pm and ends by 8.30pm
Moderator Stephen Keim will keep all speakers accountable & draw conclusions of integrity. Andrew Sinclair will set the pre- & post-Fitzgerald account straight, unravel “free-market” transactions at today’s interfaces of politicians, public & private sector, police & judiciary. GetUp’s campaign tots up the damages of unconstrained donations & payments to political parties & politicians. Panelists will unbend & debate the issues. Journalist Tony Koch, numerously awarded for his insights into unaccountable iniquity upon those disadvantaged & marginalized, will trade stories at fair value. Brendan Ryan, criminal defence lawyer will talk of a different underclass. Jo Bragg, Environmental Defenders Officer, observes parallels of degradation of natural & social environments, & political ones. A brave property developer is offered right of reply, so more may be revealed about the licence to operate. Linda Lavarch will try to explain Bills (of rights) & Acts (of responsibility) V Law & Order. Stephen Stockwell, GU’s guru for Public Culture & Ideas (& timely cane toads) will try to salvage our collective integrity by accounting for Queensland’s tolerance of bent things.
It’s free for all. For numbers, please RSVP if attending to firstname.lastname@example.org
Amnesty International Australia; GetUp; Environmental Defenders Office; Just Peace Qld; Just Rights Qld; Qld Conservation; Qld Council for Civil Liberties; Qld Council of Social Service; encourage your participation. The views and opinions of the speakers are totally independent of these organizations.