Tuesday 14 May, Brotherhood 67 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
The Research & Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence is delighted to invite you to attend our Tuesday 14 May session of Brotherhood Talks:
The role of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in delivering for low income Australians and ensuring no one is left behind
Who: John Thwaites and Conny Lenneberg
Professor John Thwaites – Chair of the National Sustainable Development Council which provides independent advice to government on sustainability issues. He is also Chair of ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash University Sustainable Development Institute, and Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of the global Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Professor Thwaites was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 to 2007. He has held various ministerial positions during his career including being the Minister for Environment, Water and Climate Change. In 2012, Professor Thwaites was named one of the top 100 Global Sustainability Leaders by ABC Carbon and Sustainability Showcase Asia. He also chairs a project with the Brotherhood of St Laurence to develop policies to assist low-income Australians cope with the impact of climate change and chaired a joint Brotherhood of St Laurence/KPMG Report on a national energy efficiency program for low income households.
Conny Lenneberg – Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Conny has 25 years’ experience in the development and social justice sector, in Australia and internationally. She led World Vision International’s organisation and programs in the Middle East and Eastern Europe and has been a champion of the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
What: Our speakers will explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically they will consider:
- How are we going in delivering on the SDGs for low income Australians and ensuring we leave no one behind, and
- How can we use the SDGs as a tool / framework to get better outcomes for low income Australians in the social welfare sector, government and business
When: Tuesday 14 May
Time: 12-1.00 pm, but please stay around for a light lunch and chat immediately afterwards.
Cost: The forum is free. A voluntary contribution (up to $5) is most welcome to contribute to lunch costs.
Where: Father Tucker’s Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence Head Office, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
RSVP and questions: Please RSVP to attend this event for seating and catering purposes. Replies and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9483 1364.
All welcome. Please advise if any accessibility adjustments would help support your attendance.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia