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9:00 am

Year 2 and 3 Swimming

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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6:00 pm

Donations & other Dangers to Democracy

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman's Parade, Bokarina
Bokarina, QLD 4575 Australia

Do you worry that decisions that affect your community or environment are swayed by political donations or conflicts of interest? How can we avoid conflicts of interest in decision making and increase transparency and accountability of our politicians and government? Join us on to hear from a panel of experts and to discuss these important questions for the future of Queensland. Speakers: * Cameron Murray – Senior Economist at the Australia Institute, academic and author of ‘Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation’; * Revel Pointon – Law Reform Solicitor, Environmental Defenders Office Queensland; * Representative of OSCAR (Organisation Sunshine Coast Association of Residents) – The peak Sunshine Coast community organisation, dedicated to achieving transparent and accountable governance on the Sunshine Coast. Moderated by: Narelle McCarthy, SCEC Between Operation Belcarra showing serious failings in transparency and accountability in local governments & elections; the 4Corners investigation ‘All that Glitters’ uncovering serious allegations of developer donations influencing Gold Coast decision makers; & the notable influence of the resource industry on politics & decision making – democratic, accountable governance is under serious threat in Queensland. Come and join us for this timely and important community discussion.

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