Where to with China?Climate change: International action is as urgent as everWhat Role Can Australia Play in Advocating for Human Rights Across South East Asia?Star Wars? Using Law to prevent the unimaginable

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    Where to with China?

    Date Tue, 27 Feb 2018
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    Australia’s Relationship with China

    Over the past 12 months, the Australia-China relationship has been a story of contrasts. On the one hand, the economic links have never been stronger with flows of two-way trade, investment and people hitting record highs. This is all the more extraordinary given the collapse in iron ore prices, Australia biggest export earner to China,...

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    Climate change: International action is as urgent as ever

    Date Tue, 06 Mar 2018
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    Climate change is no longer a future problem. Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, coral reef bleaching, and increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme events such as heatwaves, droughts, floods and bushfires are being experienced globally. The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the past 5 million years and continues to rise.

    While the Paris Climate Agreement provides a landmark international framework for action, emissions reduction pledges thus far fall short of what is needed to keep global temperatures to less than 2oC above pre-industrial levels.  

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    What Role Can Australia Play in Advocating for Human Rights Across South East Asia?

    Date Tue, 20 Mar 2018
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    Human rights are in freefall across a number of countries in South East Asia. Last year, the Burmese military carried out a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State causing more than 650,000 Rohingyas to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs” has claimed more than 12,000 victims, predominantly the urban poor, including children. And the Cambodian government’s broad political crackdown in 2017 targeting the political opposition, independent media and human rights groups has effectively extinguished the country’s flickering democratic system at the expense of basic rights.

    Australia’s 2017 White Paper includes the goals of “promoting an open, inclusive and prosperous Indo–Pacific region in which the rights of all states are respected” as well as the need to protect and promote the international rules based order. So what role does Australia play in addressing these problems and what more could the Australian...

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    Star Wars? Using Law to prevent the unimaginable

    Date Tue, 27 Mar 2018
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    The development of satellite technology to enhance the exploration and use of outer

    space has continued at a rapid rate ever since the space age began in 1957. Satellites play a vital part of many aspects of daily life.

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