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last modified October 26, 2014 by admin

overview  see also summarize info  event2014 events around G20 brisbane


Early advice of disruptions to public transport schedules, plus scrollable map and overhead view of the official G20 venue, and map of central Brisbane, showing Declared/Venue Restricted areas.   


Brisbane context overview

 Name of event (gathering or activities under one organizing committee)

- composition of committe

who is participating - what is the methodoliogy - size - links to presationation


see calendar

 relevance  possibility for a wsf cafe ?
 official G20
 heads of state and all kinds of coopted actors
 C20 event ?
 seminar of 250 individuals??
ACOSS event ??


 Free university ????
 ? 4?
 ?  17-20 nov

  category is acknowledged by organizing committee

Civil society conversations and dialogues are about the giving of, and listening to, voices (6:26).  When Australia took on the role of chair of the Group of Twenty economies (G20), Australian civil society entered into conversations and dialogues across the 12-month tenure, to culminate in a gathering of the political heads of these 20 economies, in Brisbane in November.

In closing the civil society Summit (C20), its Steering Committee chairperson (Rev Tim Costello) pointedly said:

“The messages are pretty clear from civil society. If you [G20 government leaders] want legitimacy, to be able to say that you really are leading in a way that we expect, here are the issues.  Now, over to you – civil society has spoken.”


Far from an empty or hollow plea, and on behalf of the C20 Steering Committee, Rev Costello then commissioned each of the 253 Summit delegates to return to their constituencies, and to mobilise ahead of Brisbane’s G20 Leaders’ Summit, this November; 


The Steering Committee

(scroll down)



Since June 2014, delegates have emulated Tim’s personal example of ‘always speaking truth to power’; eg The Gallery

http://www.c20.org.au/the-summit/?afg0_page_id=153#rfg-0       http://www.c20.org.au/the-summit/?afg0_page_id=154#rfg-0