Palestine burns while Australia cuts aid and Trump threatens ‘Deal of the Century’

It is said to be days away – the grand unveiling of Trump’s plan for peace between Palestinians and the Israelis. Confident of a free hand under the Trump administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already begun to increase Israel’s hold over Jerusalem, the West Bank and the besieged Gaza strip. His hubris, and … Continue reading Palestine burns while Australia cuts aid and Trump threatens ‘Deal of the Century’

Kerry Nettle – 2007 Juanita Nielsen Lecture – Compassion in Politics

The 2007 Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture was given by Greens Senator Kerry Nettle. Since being elected as a Federal Greens Senator for NSW in 2001, Kerry has been a leading progressive voice in the Federal Parliament and the community on issues such as peace, asylum seekers, civil liberties, public education and women's reproductive rights.  Kerry … Continue reading Kerry Nettle – 2007 Juanita Nielsen Lecture – Compassion in Politics

Jocelynne Scutt – 2006 Juanita Nielsen Lecture – Politics, Progress and Sedition

The 2006 Juanita Nielsen memorial lecture was given by Jocelynne Scutt. Dr Jocelynne Scutt is a barrister, human rights lawyer, writer and filmmaker. Her books include The Incredible Woman - Power and Sexual Politics, The Sexual Gerrymander - Women and the Economics of Power, and Poor Nation of the Pacific - Australia's Future. Jocelynne has … Continue reading Jocelynne Scutt – 2006 Juanita Nielsen Lecture – Politics, Progress and Sedition

Jo Vallentine – 2005 Juanita Nielsen Lecture – The Rise of a Second Superpower

The 2005 Juanita Nielsen memorial lecture was given by Jo Vallentine. Jo Vallentine was the first Green in the Australian Senate. She was first elected as a WA Senator in 1984 on an anti-nuclear platform. Since leaving parliament in 1992, Jo has continued to work in community groups on justice, disarmament and environmental issues. Jo … Continue reading Jo Vallentine – 2005 Juanita Nielsen Lecture – The Rise of a Second Superpower

Anne Summers – the 2004 Juanita Nielsen lecture – The Politics of Fighting Back

The 2004 Juanita Nielsen memorial lecture was given by Anne Summers, a best-selling author and columnist who has had a long career in politics and the media. Her political background includes her time as a political adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating prior to the 1993 federal elections. She ran the Office of the Status … Continue reading Anne Summers – the 2004 Juanita Nielsen lecture – The Politics of Fighting Back

Maree O’Hallaran- 2003 Juanita Nielsen Lecture

Maree O'Halloran is the President of the NSW Teachers Federation. Her teaching career spans city and country schools. She has also spent two years teaching in TAFE and Corrective Services. Maree has been a Federation Industrial Officer and Senior Vice President. She has also practiced as a solicitor for teachers. Thank you, thank you very … Continue reading Maree O’Hallaran- 2003 Juanita Nielsen Lecture