Should we welcome the end of the mining boom?
My Festival of Dangerous Ideas talk:
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I’ll be posting references and links here shortly. In the meantime:
- Check out Gadrian Hoosan & Nancy McDinny’s petition on the McArthur river mine at change.org
- Amanda Cahill from the Centre for Social Change in Brisbane can be found here
- And the whole ‘Under the Dome’ documentary is on youtube with English subtitles – well worth a watch!
Big thanks to Jess, Ian & Dan for their feedback on my draft & to Jason for the filming. Thanks to Gadrian for the spontaneous interview, to Amanda for the great ideas, & to Carlo for the footage I’ll be featuring next time around, and apologies to Conrad for not being able to squeeze his line into the session!
On another note, I strongly endorse my fellow FODI speakers’ critique of Australia’s refugee policy in general and of the views of St James Ethics Centre board member Andrew James Molan in particular. See http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/02/dangerous-ideas-speakers-australias-asylum-seeker-policies-are-cruel-and-unacceptable