Today I attended the National Press Club where Sen. Richard DiNatale , leader of the The Greens, made his first address since the election.
He canvassed issues of:
A free and independent media
Curtailing right wing and neoliberal ideology
Ending influence of big business and corporations as political party donors
Removing stamp duty
The future of work, housing affordability, tax
Working smarter not looking longer
More flexible work hours
The broken system that governs us when it fails to represent the communities in its make up
Giving voice to communities who occupy a disproportionate amount of media time being discussed, but rarely approached
& following this, a special address from Nada Kalam – Engineer, community activist and Melbourne superstar, speak to her vision to protect our environment and society, fighting climate change sceptics and racists.
A fantastic address on all counts. I was particularly proud of Nada owning that podium to the sheer shock and awe of this Nations’s toughest journalists.
Nada and I with members of the Egyptian and Kuwaiti diplomatic Corps, who were guests at the NPC