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February 2020

Basil’s Table – Banking on the future in a climate of change

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Are you thinking what Kenneth Haynes QC (pictured above with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg) is thinking?  The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry uncovered some difficult truths about the way banking actually works in the Commonwealth of Australia. A surprising, and underreported feature of the Commission was the noticeable absence of member-owned financial institutions such as customer-owned and mutual banks, credit unions and building societies. What is it about these kinds of financial institutions that…

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May 2020

Cooperating our way out of crises with Melina Morrison

May 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

888 is pleased to present the second Basil’s Table event, which will be held virtually.  Australians are living in a time of uncertainty post bushfires, and now during a pandemic. Can we look to each other for mutual support in these uncertain times? Basil Varghese, a veteran Melbourne-based community builder and advocate for social justice, will lead a dialogue with Melina Morrison (pictured), CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), about how cooperation and co-operative enterprises can…

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August 2020

Basil’s Table: Cooperation in a minor key with Dan Musil

August 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$5 – $10

People may know Dan Musil as a musician, or for our purposes an inspiring but interestingly low-key co-operative leader. Come along and find out what drives this social and solidarity economy co-operator, as he articulates a compelling vision for the future. Learn about Earthworker, a group of worker-owned co-operatives operating in the Latrobe Valley and In Melbourne that are involved in everything from manufacturing hot water tanks to providing cleaning services.

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