Tuesday, 27 July 2010

EVERY MINUTE COUNTS : MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT IN YOUR COMMUNITY : IT DOESN'T COST MUCH



It is Federal Election Time in Australia - a time when politicians are much sought after by a wide variety of civil society organisations.  The seat of Deakin where I live is a hive of activity because it is a marginal seat which could change hands.  Labor has held it for one term, due to an active Your Rights At Work Campaign at the 2007 election.  The former long-term Liberal member is trying to win it back - so things could be interesting.  There is a Green candidate too - and, it is worth noting, that the City of Whitehorse, the local government in this area, has a Green mayor.

Jeremy Brennan is a busy lad.  He is organising for World Vision the Make Poverty History Community Forum.  Here are the details:

Deakin Electoral Forum
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thu 5 August 2010
NewHope Baptist Church
3 Springfield Road, 
Blackburn North, Victoria

Details:
Contact: 
Jeremy Brennan 
Phone (B.H): 0432 241 194
Email: jeremy.brennan@worldvision.com.au
RSVP by Monday 2 August 

Forum Speakers: 


Tim Costello – as key note speaker for MPH and panel member (World Vision Australia CEO and co chair of Make Poverty History); 
George Savvidesas Moderator (Managing Director of Medibank Private, Board Member of World Vision Australia and World Vision International and Director of The Australian Centre for Health Research Limited); 
Mike Symon MP – panel member (ALP); 
Phil Barresi – panel member (Liberal Candidate for Deakin); 
David Howell – panel member (Greens Candidate for Deakin).
AND HERE IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT
Every minute, 17 children in developing countries die of easily preventable diseases.  Australia could make a difference by committing just 70 cents of every $100 in national income to aid (0.7%).  We know that the majority of Australians support this change.
As a supporter of Make Poverty History, it is hoped that you can attend this Community Forum to hear how those who would represent us in the Australian Parliament are responding to this important issue.
You can meet the speakers, ask questions and join like-minded people in Deakin.  Don't miss this event!  It is a special opportunity to put your voice together with others in your neighbourhood to help the world's most vulnerable children.  


This forum is being organised by World Vision through the Make Poverty History coalition and is supported by:


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