Town Hall Meetings

Climate Action: What Next for Australia?
Thursday 27 May 2021, 7-9pm

Join us on Thursday 27 May 2021 at Paddington RSL for our biggest event to date!

We are privileged to be hosting former Liberal Party leader Dr John Hewson, economist and councillor at the Climate Council Nicki Hutley and ESG Collaborator Judy Slatyer. The event will be presented and moderated by local TV host and podcaster Osher Günsberg.

We will be discussing Australia’s current position in the global climate action fight, the political obstacles, economic realities and the importance of grassroots community momentum to achieve appropriate action at a Federal level.

Media Concentration: A Threat to Democracy?
Thursday 25 March 2021, 7-9pm

Following the success of our recent event with Sarah Wilson and Marian Wilkinson, we met again at The Corner House in Bondi for an important discussion about media concentration in Australia and its impact on our Democracy.

National Integrity Commission: Fact or Fiction?
Monday 8 February 2021, 7-8pm

Our latest virtual Town Hall session was held on Monday 8 February 2021 at 7-8pm. We were joined by Independent Federal MP for Indi Helen Haines, Chair of the Centre for Public Integrity the Honourable Anthony Whealy QC and CEO of Transparency International Serena Lillywhite. We looked at the Government’s proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission legislation as well as Helen Haines’ alternative legislation and discussed the details followed by a Q&A session.

Submissions on the Government’s legislation close on Friday 12 February 2021.

The session is available to watch on our YouTube Channel.

Book Club Special – Sarah Wilson and Marian Wilkinson
Tuesday 24 November 2020, 7-9pm

Our fourth Town Hall was a Book Club Special with Sarah Wilson and Marian Wilkinson around topics raised by their new books The Carbon Club and This One Wild and Precious Life.

You can view the video on our YouTube Channel.

Democracy in the time of COVID: Time for a health check?
Monday 19 October 2020, 7-8pm

Our third Town Hall was on the subject of “Democracy in the time of COVID: Time for a health check?”.

For this session we were privileged host The Honourable Anthony Whealy QC and Saffron Zomer. You can view the video on our YouTube Channel. Find out more here.

Economic Recovery and Climate Change: Rebirth or Ruin?
Monday 21 September 2020, 7-8pm

Our second Town Hall meeting was held via Zoom on Monday 21 September 2020. We were joined by economist Monica Richter and sustainability adviser Maria Atkinson on the topic of “Economic Recovery and Climate Change: Rebirth or Ruin?”

To view the video please click here.

Introduction to Voices of Wentworth – A look at Climate Change policy in Australia
Thursday 23 July 2020, 7-8pm

Our First Town Hall meeting was held via Zoom on Thursday 23 July 2020. We were joined by Blair Palese, a Wentworth resident and co-founder of 350.org Australia.

To view the video please click here.

As we continue to grow our group, we will be hearing from many Wentworth Voices on numerous topics at our regular Town Hall meetings.

If you or someone you know would like to speak to our next Town Hall about issues which concern you as a Wentworth voter, please email us.

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