Saturday

Time Title Panel Members Description

11:00 - 11:45

STUDIO 2

The Cashless Welfare Card

Peter Brown,

Des Hill, CEO Wunan Foundation

Representatives from the Wunan Foundation will talk about their experience of the Cashless Welfare Card. There will be an opportunity for a Q & A session.

12:00 - 1:30

STUDIO 2

National Policy Forum

Senator Louise Pratt, Matt Keogh MP,

Dominic Rose and Tom Palmer, Delegates to NPF.

National Policy Forum consultation workshop - Giving participants the opportunity to engage in Federal Labor's policy process in the lead up to National Conference 2018.

1:45 - 2:15

STUDIO 2

Environment and Climate Change - Opportunities for WA Labor and the Environment movement

Piers Verstegen - Director CCWA

The environment and climate change opportunities for WA Labor and the environmental movement.

2:30 - 3:00

STUDIO 2

ANZUS in the Age of Trump

Dr Anne Aly MP,

Melissa Parke,

Minister Bill Johnston,

Tony Milne - Campaign for Australian Aid

The election of Donald Trump has caused concern amongst many nations internationally. Join our panellists for a discussion about the character of Australian relations with the USA under the Trump Administration.

3:00 - 4:30

STUDIO 2

The Impacts of ABCC and Building Code

Mick Buchan - Secretary, CFMEU WA

Matt Swinbourne MLC, East Metropolitan

Michael O'Connor - National Secretary, CFMEU

 

Outlining and briefing on the impacts from the ABCC and Building Code on construction workers.

Sunday

Time Title Panel Members Description

8:30 - 9:30

STUDIO 1

COUNTRY LABOR AGM

Darren West MLC, Chair. COUNTRY LABOR AGM 

 

10:30 - 11:15

STUDIO 2

 

LGTBI & ALLY Training

Jonathan Mann,

Katrina Montaut,

Jack Bridges

Rainbow Rights WA is a community group working to change public perception, end discrimination, and achieve social justice for LGBTI people and their families in Western Australia.

 

11:00 - 12:15

STUDIO 1

 

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR WA's ELECTRICITY SYSTEMS

Treasurer, Ben Wyatt

This event will discuss the policy reforms to WA energy policy since the early 2000's and the challenges and opportunities that the rapid uptake of distributed renewable energy generation present for the State's electricity system.

The presentation will cover WA Labor's reform record, the failure of the previous Barnett Government to prepare the electricity system for a low carbon energy future and reforms necessary to ensure that the State can deliver safe, reliable, clean and affordable electricity to Western Australians into the future.

 

11:30 - 12:15

STUDIO 2

 

No Place Like Home

Senator Sue Lines,

Owen Farmer, Stakeholders 50 Lives 50 Homes Project,

Jennifer Kaeshagen, First Nations Homelessness Project

Hear a personal story from someone who has been homeless and the groundbreaking work being done to address homelessness by the NFP sector and community volunteers.

12:30 - 1:15

STUDIO 2

Labor Women's Organisation

TBA Topic of our Seminar: A bifocal approach as an intervention strategy for countering gender inequalities in organisations.

 

12:30 - 1:30

STUDIO 1

 

Marriage Equality 

Tiernan Brady, Australian Marriage Equality 

and other guests TBC.

We believe that equality for LGBTIQ people can be a unifying moment for our society. LGBTIQ equality is not about winners and losers - it is about being able to convince and mobilise people in favour of quality whilst reassuring those who have genuine questions.

 

1:30 - 2:15

STUDIO 2

 

Native Title Agreements and the WA Labor Government

Michael Hayden,

Greg McIntyre SC,

Franklin Gaffney.

The resources industry is a significant contributer to the WA economy. Evidence is emerging that the obligations contained in native title agreements that support the participation of local Aboriginal people are not being met. What role should a WA labor government play in the implementation of native title agreements in WA.

 

2:30 - 3:15

STUDIO 2

 

Creating the Economy:

local jobs/local content in a Creative WA

Tim Hammond, Federal Member for Perth,

Henry Boston, Executive Director, WA Chamber of Arts and Culture,

Ian Booth, Chief Executive of Screenwest,

Tiffany Venning, Director, MEAA

Innovation-led, knowledge intensive, highly exportable - This seminar focuses on WA's Arts and Screen sectors, demonstrating how local creative industries have become integral to our economic, social and cultural development.

3:15 - 4:00        

STUDIO 2

Community Activism - Skills for Change

Karma Lord, Assistant Secretary United Voice WA,

Catalina Gonzalez, Director Organising United Voice WA

Learn how to build community support and coalitions to create change in your street, suburb and world. Using the example of Aged Care workers fighting for a better Aged Care system.

3:15 - 4:00        

STUDIO 1

Not Easy, Not Cheap: Abortion in WA.

Cheryl Davenport, former member of South Metropolitan Region,

Diana Warnock, Former Member for Perth,

Marije Van Hemert and Gemma Black, WA Labor for Choice.

Since the 1998 legislation of abortion in Western Australia, there has been a common misconception that pregnancy terminations are both easy and cheap to acquire. This false assumption has held back much needed abortion reform in WA. We will discuss the progress made so far and the steps still needed to ensure that we are in control of our own reproductive destiny.

4:15 - 5:00

STUDIO 2

LIVING IN WA: The Contributions of People Seeking Asylum and their Legal Situation

Ali Khan, Estrin Saul Lawyers and former refugee

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny, Murdoch University

Dr Caroline Fleay, Curtin University

 

This seminar will outline the current legal and social situation of people seeking asylum in WA.