Event Types
Mar 01, 2018 – Mar 31, 2018
Angus McDonald is the CEO of AirBike Pty Ltd, one of several companies whose bicycles can now be found for hire around suburban streets. How does the system work? What, so far, are the successes and the problems of this novel enterprise? And what is its long-term economic and environmental significance? Angus advises that his company is developing another novel product using the same GPS technology that operates the Airbikes, this one being a watch that keeps track of children and dementia-affected people! He’d like to know what we think about this!
Angus McDonald
Mar 20, 2018 6:15 PM
Mar 27, 2018
6:07 PM – 8:15 PM
Fellowship Night
Mar 27, 2018 6:15 PM
Apr 03, 2018
6:07 PM – 8:15 PM

Peace is a good idea but how do you make it happen? The Institute for Economics and Peace believes “that data and fact-based research are the first steps in creating a more peaceful future.” Will it work? Nobody knows, but these people are putting serious money and serious research into making it happen. Their website at includes the widely reported 2017 Global Peace Index, the Positive Peace Report 2017 and their report on The Economic Cost of Violence Containment.  Research Fellow, Mohib Iqbal, will explain some of the Institute’s most striking discoveries and answer our questions.

Mohib Iqbal
Apr 03, 2018 6:15 PM

Dr Catherine Renshaw who was part of the original workshop in 2013, and has recently returned from Yangon and Shan State, will update us on developments in Myanmar and explain why its transition to democracy no longer seems assured. Professor Theunis Roux, also a major player in the Constitutional Democracy Project, will join us for this event.

Dr Catherine Renshaw
Apr 17, 2018
Apr 17, 2018
6:07 PM – 8:15 PM
Apr 24, 2018
6:07 PM – 8:15 PM

Retired businessman Dennis Van Someren is an advocate and volunteer worker for the charity Shine for Kids which assists some of the 60,000 Australian children who have a parent in prison. Dennis accompanies children on visits to their incarcerated parents. Why does he do it? Because he sees in them the child he was in the 1960s with his accountant father being sent to prison for embezzlement. Then, with an absent father and a stressed-out mother, he faced loss of social status, bullying and poverty. Dennis’ story is in a compelling radio interview with Richard Fidler He will take us into the middle of a huge social problem and tell us how he thinks we might help.​

Dennis Van Someren
Apr 24, 2018 6:15 PM
May 01, 2018
6:39 PM – 9:00 PM