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September 2018

Co-operative Approaches to the Affordable Housing Crisis

September 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free – $5.00

The home ownership dream is increasingly out of reach and everyone in Victoria is feeling the impact. Co-operative housing most commonly sits in the ‘social housing’ space but is starting to be discussed as a shared ownership option too. The idea is pretty new to Australia - so we thought it was time to start a public conversation even if we don’t know all the answers yet. Join 888 Co-operative Causeway Patron Magaret Feeney for an exploration to be led…

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November 2018

Solidarity Economy Learning Circle

November 27, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free

When it comes to building a new kind of economy that is built on mutuality, shared ownership and co-operation - a solidarity economy - many of us are convinced. We know that the extractive economy can’t continue without causing increasing levels of economic inequality, environmental destruction and human suffering. We know why we need change. However, there is an increasing hunger to find out how we can start to really build things together. If this observation is correct then it…

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February 2019

Our housing future is collaborative

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$25

What are the housing alternatives of the future? Come and find out about cohousing and why everyone is talking about it. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the value of community living and resource sharing. Find out how cohousing and alternative ownership models can lift community engagement and build a more sustainable future. Learn about the potential of Community Land Trusts to deliver perpetually affordable housing. Ask your burning questions to our outstanding panel. Guests: Anitra Nelson: Academic and…

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June 2019

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

June 18 @ 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 @ 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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