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Fifty Years of Direct Action Queensland

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Emmanuel College, The University of Queensland (Entry via Sir William MacGregor Drive - please use Gate 4)

64/70 Upland Road, St Lucia

St Lucia, Queensland 4072

Australia

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In 1967, 4000 students marched from The University of Queensland to the city in defiance of a ban on marching. Though this civil liberties march concerned the right to protest, it signalled a new politics, that with growing community support, would influence political movements in Queensland and beyond.

The march strengthened the opposition to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War and conscription, and was a harbinger of the future mass actions of the moratorium marches and the Springbok demonstrations. It marked a new focus on gender and race equity and participatory forms of democracy.

Fifty years on participants and others invite you to join them, not only to celebrate the anniversary of the civil liberties march but to question and explore its relevance today.

Over three speaker and panel sessions the conference aims:

  • to celebrate in a critical sense

  • to understand subsequent actions and how they affected the participants

  • to explore how contemporary struggles can be more influential

Cost for the conference is $30 ($11.50 for unwaged and students) includes lunch and afternoon tea. See details for buying tickets below.

Order of proceedings

Welcome to Country – Bob Anderson

Acknowledgment – Peter Wertheim

1. Remembering the 1967 Civil Liberties March: what happened and the social and political context of the movement

Moderator: Jim Beatson

Speakers: Dan O’Neill, Di Zetlin, Jon Piccini

Panel: speakers, and Lyn Plummer

2. Taking Stock

Moderator: Debbie Beattie

Speakers: Jim Prentice, Bob Carnegie, Jennie Harvie, Anne Richards

Panel: speakers, and Lachlan Hurst, Peter Wertheim, Lynda Boland, Carole Ferrier

3. The future is in your hands: contemporary activism, forms of organisation, communication, and problems faced in the present

Moderators: Greg Mallory and Marian Redmond

Speakers: Drew Hutton (Lock the Gate), Prof Ian Lowe (the big picture), Adrian Skerritt (Cloudland Collective), Cameron Murray (“Game of Mates”), Adrian Burragubba (anti-Adani mine campaign), Natalie Osborne (urban community action), Ellen Roberts (Get Up)

Panel: speakers, and Gary Foley, and Jonathan Sri (Greens, Councillor for the Gabba Ward),

The conference also features videos and Q&A so you can have your say too.

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To purchase tickets please click on 'TICKETS' button above and to the right, or if you are unable to use the online payment system please register here (CTRL + Click to follow link) with your name, phone number and email.

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Emmanuel College, The University of Queensland (Entry via Sir William MacGregor Drive - please use Gate 4)

64/70 Upland Road, St Lucia

St Lucia, Queensland 4072

Australia

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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