Mon, 17 May


Moonee Ponds

Communities In Control - The Conference

Think Bigger: Fix Everything

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Communities In Control - The Conference

Time & Location

17 May 2021, 7:00 am – 18 May 2021, 11:00 pm

Moonee Ponds, 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia

About the Event

What’s the big idea?

Australia has big problems.

Inequality is rising. We have to get over carbon. We need to save the Reef. And the Murray. And the koala. And so much more.

But our leaders are offering us small targets.

Australia can cope with big challenges. We’ve just done it. Australians can make sacrifices and work together and solve big problems quickly. We’ve been practicing for a year. The COVID-19 response showed us what we can achieve if we really want to – we halved poverty and homelessness in the depths of the crisis. Why walk that back now? We’ve never needed bigger ideas more.

The community sector has to step up. Where’s our wish list? We have to flex our muscles. We have to find our voice. We have to cut through. New approaches, new urgency, new energy, new funding, a new sense of possibility.

No more bandaids. No more excuses. No more bullshit. Let’s just do what has to be done.

It’s 2021. We’ve got a once-in-a-generation opportunity to crash through the old roadblocks and break out into open country. Seize the day!

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