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Sam Wainwright speaks about the "ethics of profit"

Conversations on Tap: The ethics of profit

19 Apr 2010 - 5:45pm

Speakers include:
Lucy Morris CEO Baptistcare, and Adjunct Professor, Notre Dame Australia, School of Business
George Kailis Professor Notre Dame Australia, School of Business
Sam Wainwright Fremantle Councillor (Hilton Ward), Socialist Alliance (Co-Convener) and Member Maritime Union of Australia

Next Monday (Notre Dame) Campus Ministry and the School of Business kick off the Conversations on Tap Series.

The topic is The Ethics of Profit.

Formal presentations for 15 minutes by each speaker followed by 30 minutes of formal questions, then food, drinks and a chance to engage a familiar topic in a new way on an individual level with folks you don’t normally get to talk to.

Tickets are $10 which covers yummy snacks and beverages.

Come along and broaden your mind. Its sure to be an interesting and thought provoking evening :)


Support pay justice for Telstra workers!

Technical workers at Telstra workers need your support. They are attempting to negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement, however company management is insisting on offering a lower pay rise to workers on the union agreement compared to those they lured on to a non-union agreement under the WorkChoices regime.

A public rally will be held outside Telstra headquarters Stirling St Perth at 12pm on Tuesday 6th April during a nation-wide 24hr stoppage of Telstra workers. Community members are invited to attend the rally which will be attended by the workers, their families and supporting unions.

Click the link below to see the media release by the Communications Workers Union.

VIEW: CEPU Media Release 11-4-10

Freo public forum: Stop Barnett's Axe

Fremantle public forum - all welcome

Fremantle: Stop Barnett's Axe - save jobs, services & library

Stop Barnett's Axe!

Ampilatwatja Walkoff - film and discussion - Tues 2 March

UPDATED: photos from the forum and report below that

Challenging racism, building solidarity

MEDIA RELEASE: Stop Barnett axing our library funding!

Fremantle councillor uses launch of new blog to call for public campaign against Barnett's axing of library funding

Rally to defend the public sector

The Barnett government has embarked on a major assault on the public sector in WA and all workers and members of the community have an interest in seeing these attacks defeated.

Gimme Shelter homeless benefit - a great night!

All profits from this event are used to support the homeless. $45,000 was raised with almost 1800 people in attendance. Congratulations to all involved in organising it.

Click on the image for a better view of the flyer.


Successful Walk Against Warming

I was pleased to be able to march on Saturday at the Walk Against Warming as part of the climate emergency contingent calling for 100% renewable energy by 2020, no emissions trading, climate justice for the third world and phase out coal. 90,000 people around Australia was a fantastic beginning to the global day of action.

Human Rights Day rally to welcome refugees

Here are some photos of the December 5 rally for refugees held in the lead up to Human Rights Day. I spoke at the rally on behalf of the Maritime Union of Australia, of which I am a proud member.