Saturday 4th September 2010
RMIT Capitol Theatre at 6pm-7pm
Tickets – $30.00, $27.00 (Concession)
In association with the Melbourne Writers’ Festival
Poverty is at the root of so many of the problems we grapple with at global and local levels. It requires both immediate practical action to save lives and philosophical inquiry to consider how we want to live. This discussion will evaluate traditional and contemporary solutions to poverty offered by government, NGOs, corporations, and individuals.
Who is best placed to handle these issues? The conversation will probe the responsibilities of government and the corporate sector, and ask if voters and consumers share the responsibility or direct it. Tim Costello, CEO at World Vision and Bill Bowtell, formerly senior political adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia.(1994-96) and currently Director of the HIV/AIDS Project at the Lowy Institute for International Policy discuss the ethics and pragmatic realities of global poverty. Chaired by Dr Leeora Black of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility.