November 19 – A Switch in Time: restoring respect to Australian politics

The Don Dunstan Foundation and the Victorian Women’s Trust present:

A Switch in Time:  restoring respect to Australian politics

Is bad behaviour in Australian politics threatening our democracy?

Sexism, inflammatory journalism and political inaccuracies are taking their toll on ‘having a fair go’.
The time has come to take a stand and to restore respect for democratic principles and work for the common good.

“In a frighteningly short space of time, a series of interrelated, negative forces have come into play (in Australian politics) and are taking their toll…”   The Sydney Morning Herald

Speaking to her recently published paper, A Switch in Time: restoring respect in Australian politics, Mary Crooks calls us all to stand up to the situation we are facing in Australian politics which, left unchecked, will lead to serious strains within our democracy. An inspiring Orator, Mary is a regular commentator on radio and in the print media.

Launched in September 2012 and published by the Victorian Women’s Trust, A Switch in Time, is a call to action in the Trust’s long standing quest for gender equality, interest in strengthening our democracy and commitment to care for the Earth. Mary Crooks AO is the Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust.

The Don Dunstan Foundation encourages you to join us for inspiration about how to play a constructive part in redirecting the negative, destructive undercurrents of the current political landscape towards a more productive and civil discourse.

Date: Monday 19 November, 2012 
Time: 5.45pm for a 6pm start
Venue: Elder Hall, North Tce, The University of Adelaide
Tickets: $20 general, $15 concession/DDF subscriber

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Download the full paper for A Switch in Time.

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