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National Day of Action to BAN THE BOMB

Saturday June 17

ICAN’s National Day of Action is to celebrate and draw media attention to the second meeting at the UN to agree on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The march to ban the bomb is an opportunity to stand up against Australia’s boycott of this historic process and to display the diversity and high level of public support for a ban nationwide.

Let’s join together as we continue to pressure the Australian Government to support a ban and demonstrate that there is political risk in boycotting the negotiations.

Australia has signed on to treaties banning chemical and biological weapons, anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions. Australia must now support a ban on the most catastrophic weapon ever invented.

Join one of the following events to show that you support a ban of nuclear weapons.

More information at ICAN.


“The Right to Strike in Australia: A Brief History”


Sunday June 18
2:00 pm
Box Factory – Regent Street Adelaide

Andrew Stewart
addresses the General Meeting of the Labour History Society

Free event – no booking necessary

All welcome – Afternoon tea provided

Enquiries: Greg Stevens 0429 691 549

Professor Stewart will explain how the treatment of collective action in the nineteenth century gradually moved from repression to reluctant tolerance. The introduction of the conciliation and arbitration systems decisively changed the relationship between trade unions and the state. The Keating government legislated in 1993 to create the first ever right to take industrial action. The question now is whether there is any future for the right to strike!


Workers of the World The 15th Biennial National Labour History Conference


September 23-25, 2017
Emmanuel College
University of Queensland.

Conference theme: Workers of the World

Workers of the World The 15th Biennial National Labour History Conference Call for Papers Convened by the Brisbane Labour History Association (BLHA) on behalf of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH).

Today, the Australian working class are workers of the world: in the sense that we are a predominantly immigrant working class (or the descendants of relatively recent immigrants); and in the sense that workers from so many of the world’s nations, languages and cultures have made their homes here.

The year 2017 also marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, which had such a profound impact on the labour movement in every country, not least as a result of its internationalism.

Submission deadlines:

The deadline for submitting proposals for an oral presentation or non-refereed paper is Monday July 14, 2017.

Full details on Conference and paper submission are on the conference website:

Women’s March and Rally to Ban the Bomb!

Saturday June 17
12:00pm - 3:00pm
King George Square Brisbane

This year, more than 130 nations are ending the decades-long disarmament deadlock and negotiating a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The new ban will set a new global standard, placing nuclear weapons on the same legal footing as chemical and biological weapons, landmines and cluster munitions.

The Australian Government is boycotting this historic negotiating conference; choosing instead to side with the bomb and those who wield these weapons of mass destruction.

The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative; inclusive of all genders, sexualities, races, ages, faiths, backgrounds and political affiliations.



Ban the Bomb … finally!

Saturday June 17
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Garema Place, Canberra

Contact: Angela Chen at


Ban the Bomb … finally!

Saturday June 17
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Garema Place, Canberra

Banner drop to protest Australia’s boycott of the ban treaty negotiations.

To help organise and get involved, contact Justin at


Women’s Ban the Bomb Vigil

Saturday June 17
11:00am - 12pm
Parliament House Gardens,
11 Morrison Street Hobart.

A one-hour vigil. Bring your banners, families and friends to show our government you want an end to the threat of nuclear war.

Across the world people will be marching on 17 June to show their concern for the current situation concerning the failure of some nations, America in particular and Australia to work toward banning nuclear weapons; in spite of over 130 other nations in the UN working towards this result.



Women’s March to Ban the Bomb!

Saturday June 17
State Library
Corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets

Women-led but inclusive of all.

Contact: Jessica Lawson at


US bases tour

Friday 16 June - Sunday June 18

Join us on a whirlwind tour of the US bases close to Perth. We’ll leave on a Friday, head towards Geraldton and come back on Sunday evening. We’ll be camping in State Parks so bring a swag or a tent.

$80 per person (includes food and fuel and no frills)

Spaces are limited so book in fast!

For more info or to book your spot e-mail


The Bushwackers – Big Family Bushdance

Saturday May 27
Addison Rd Centre
142 Addison Rd Marrickville

For the first time in over 25 years, The Bushwackers are staging one of their big bush dances in Sydney! If you can remember our Giant Bush Dances from the 80's and 90's at Paddington Town Hall, Birkenhead Point and Sydney Town Hall then you need to call up your friends and families and revisit the good old days and join us for some Heel and Toe action.

Plenty of parking on site.

There will be a licensed bar (No BYO).

Soft drinks and food will also be on sale.

$26/$21 con – $5 kids 10-16 – Under 10 free


Fundraiser for WestCONnex Protest Legal Fund

Sydney – Women’s March to Ban the Bomb!

Saturday June 17
12:00pm - 3:00pm
2-12 Macquarie St, Parramatta

In Sydney, we will begin at the office of Defence Minister, Senator Marise Payne, in Jesse Street House and march to the Parramatta River to finish with a picnic in Prince Alfred Square.

This March is women-led and inclusive of all genders, ages, sexualities, cultures and faiths. It is intended to build upon movements at the forefront of the resistance to weapons and war.

Contact Gem at or Margot at

Vigil demanding that the USA stop the blockade on Cuba

Saturday June 17
Sydney Town Hall

Also to stop the subversion of funds against Cuba and return Guantánamo to the Cuban people.

Politics in the Pub

Gaelic Club
1/64 Devonshire Street Surry Hills

email: (Joe Nagy)
phone:  02 9489 0530 (Joe Nagy)


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