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June 2019

Who’s afraid of Big Data (a Jobs Killer)?

June 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free – $25

Image: Edgarodriguezmunoz (Wikimedia Commons) Is data-fueled automation realistic or hyperbole? In recent times ‘big data’ has become synonymous with “automation” as data fuels the artificial intelligence behind systems designed to replace workers. Is this really the future of the workplace and if it is, is it imminent or do we have time to influence the roll out of new technology? Discuss the hopes and opportunities that advances in data analytics can bring to individuals, organisations and the workforce as a…

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August 2019

From charity to solidarity – overseas aid and economic development

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Meet Elsa and Lanu Timorese co-operators, Elsa Pinto (pictured above working in her community) and Lanu de Sousa are inspiring people. Elsa is working with farming communities to reduce Timorese reliance on imported food. Lanu has established a grass-roots credit union that is assisting three hundred families to access credit for the first time. Both are passionate about the potential of co-operative and mutual enterprise (CMEs) to transform their economy. Additionally, they are studying community development at Victoria University ...…

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October 2019

The co-operative commons

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Would you like to join a group of likeminded people who are all working on new approaches to build a more inclusive economy? 888 Cooperative Causeway in partnership with Commoners Co-op invites you to an evening of collaboration at 'The Co-operative Commons'.  This event has been organised to provide people interested and active in Solidarity/Commons/Regenerative Economy approaches the opportunity to get together, share information about their work and ultimately create new synergies. Did we mention finger-food on arrival? When: Wednesday…

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February 2020

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

February 25 @ 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 @ 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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