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Is Civil Disobedience Only for the Intelligentsia?
Code: 56  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism
Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
David Hamer, Cassandra Wilkinson, Charles Firth, Leonie Phillips, Parnell McGuinness (facilitator)
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They are criminal. You are a selfish citizen. I am engaged in an act of civil disobedience. Do the rules – and the law – change across demographic divides?  Are better educated people able to use the law as camouflage? Thought Broker, publishers of Binge Thinking magazine, put David Hamer, Cassandra Wilkinson and Tony Moore on trial in this interactive audience-centric event. Hosts: Parnell McGuinness and Leonie Phillips.



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Leonie Phillips (Australian)

Leonie Phillips is editor of Binge Thinking Magazine and convener of Shaken and Stirred Salons, as well as principal of Thought Broker. She spent 10 years publicising and promoting policy, publications and ideas in Australia and overseas, including five years at a think-tank as public affairs manager and events manager. Leonie has produced and presented a weekly radio program on books, writing and publishing, run ideas festivals, book launches and political seminars, and is passionate about bioethics, philosophy and political theory.

 
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David Hamer (Australian)

David Hamer’s primary research interest is in the law of evidence. He takes an interdisciplinary approach, interrogating the law – and the proof process more broadly – using tools drawn from probability theory, narrative theory and psychology. His interest in evidence law often flows over into areas of substantive law and broader issues, in particular law’s continuing struggle with the notion of causation, criminal justice, and the causes of and solutions to wrongful convictions.


 
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Parnell McGuinness (Australian)

Parnell McGuinness is editor of Binge Thinking Magazine and convener of Shaken and Stirred Salons, as well as principal of Thought Broker, a communications agency specialising in disseminating complex and abstract ideas. She has written, edited and translated for a wide range of clients from the Boston Consulting Group to the German Green Party. Parnell has run an art gallery in Berlin, misspent five years in advertising and knocks off the occasional article for the mainstream media.

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Cassandra Wilkinson (Australian)

Cassandra Wilkinson is the author of Don't Panic – Nearly Everything is Better Than You Think. Her speech at the 2008 Battle of Ideas on internet censorship has been downloaded several thousand times and carries a five star YouTube rating. She has written on happiness economics in Happiness and on effective programs for the poor in Right Social Justice. She is currently an opinion contributor to The Australian and regular commentator for Sky News Agenda and ABC The Drum.


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