Monday 14 July 2008

Politics in the Pub

Politics in the Pub is a regular event that everyone should get involved with.

This week's theme is Public ownership or privatisation?

The forum will featuring Stuey Traill, or "Stubbart" as the Cairns Post calls him. Stu is the Electrical Trades Union delegate. Also, Doug Thomas, an activist in the Queensland Public Sector Union, who was part of the campaign which has defeat state government attempts to introduce private contracting in the school maintenance through "public-private partnerships"

The topic being opposition to privatisation of public assets, which now threatens to extend to Cairns airport, Queensland Rail and the state power industry.

But privatisation is not just an industrial issue for workers and unions. For environmentalists, public ownership of economic assets is also a discussion about implementing effective democratic measures to address climate change. Discuss all this and more at the first in the new Politics in the Pub!

WHEN Wednesday July 16, 6pm
WHERE Tramways, Cape York Hotel, Spence St, Cairns
WHY? Food available.
WHO Open to everyone
INFO For further information, phone Jonathan 0431 683 088 or email him. Organised by Green Left Weekly.

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