Sat, 09 Apr|
Please join us for our very important film event "Regenerating Australia" with special guests Professor Tim Flannery, Paige Burton, Kevin Sweeney and Terry Lane. "What would Australia look like in 2030 if we listened to the needs of its people?"
Time & Location
09 Apr 2022, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bonnet Bay, Bonnet Bay Football Club
About the Event
Please join us for our very important event "Regenerating Australia" with special guests Professor Tim Flannery, Paige Burton, Kevin Sweeney and Terry Lane.
This is a very important event, it is catered, we have made it free so everyone is able to attend.
Regenerating Australia is a 17-minute short film based on a four-month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country's future. It is a new story for our nation: a story of empowerment. A story of solutions. A story of regeneration.
Linda's campaign has been about solutions, not fear. This film gives a glimpse of what the world could look like if we act now on ways of solving problems rather than politicising and ignoring science and solutions. It is an uplifting film that will have you leaving the event feeling full of optimism about how the world can look if we find the political will to create the pathway to a better future.
About our Guests
Prof Tim Flannery - former Hughes resident
Professor Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading writers on climate change. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Professor Flannery was named Australian of the Year in 2007.
Professor Flannery has held various academic positions including Professor at the University of Adelaide, director of the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum and Visiting Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.
Kevin Sweeney is the Amnesty International Regional President for NSW, Convenor of the National Amnesty Refugee Network, and Convenor of the Newcastle Amnesty Group. He is a retired General Practitioner and a firm believer in the importance of defending human rights as a means of creating a more just society. He is particularly passionate about ending offshore and indefinite immigration detention and ending the inappropriate incarceration of children in our justice system.
Paige Burton - Hughes resident
Paige Burton is the Director of Civic and Cultural Engagement at the Foundation for Young Australians. She has experience working as a campaign messaging and communications expert across multiple non-profits, international NGOs, and government. Paige has addressed the United Nations General Assembly on multiple occasions. In 2017, as The Australian Youth Representative to the UN, she ran the largest ever face-to-face consultation of young Australians.In 2015, and 2016, Paige was named by Pro Bono Australia as the youngest member of the 25 Most Influential People in the Social Sector list. In 2020, Paige co-founded Find a Bed Australia, helping to find hundreds of fire-affected families, their pets and livestock somewhere safe to stay. Paige has served as a Director on the boards of UN Youth Australia, People With Disability Australia, Pain Australia, and the Melbourne University Social Equity Institute.
Terry Lane - his home was once in Hughes till the boundary changed!
Terry Lane is the former Men's Group co-ordinator at Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation. He is an accomplished artist and musician. He has studied Bush Tucker and Medicine.
Our event is catered by Civic Kitchen & Catering
Civic Kitchen & Catering is proud to provide employment opportunities and skills training to people with disability in the Sutherland Shire. They support individuals to exercise choice and control in their lives, achieve their goals, and participate in the community.
More than just a film, Regenerating Australia is the entry point to a multi-platform impact campaign
seeking to accelerate the transition to a regenerative economy that values Australia’s greatest assets
- First Nations' wisdom, our unique natural environment and our sense of community.
We will be drawing a raffle on the night - be sure to buy some tickets here - or if you can't come makes sure you buy tickets anyway!
https://rafflelink.com.au/lindaseymour2022 we would really appreciate you sharing this link with your friends.
The event is catered by local charitable organisations. Whilst the event is free, we would encourage you to contribute any small amount the night to help us cover costs. We do not want anyone to miss out on who would be turned away by any cover fee.