Asia Pacific People for Environment and Community
Putting People into APEC!
Forum Friday August 31, 2007
Lori Wallach - Trade Lawyer, Author and Director of Public Citizen Global Trade Watch
"Challenges to the APEC free trade agenda"
Sharan Burrow - President the Australian Council of Trade Unions and President of Global Unions International Trade Union Congress.
"Labour Rights in the Asia Pacific Region"
Melville Fernandez - Coordinator of Caritas Australia's South Asia Program and Advisor to Asia Partnership for Human Development (India)
"APEC - What about the poor?"
Don Henry - Executive Director, Australia Conservation Foundation
"APEC and climate change"
APPEC Public Conference
Saturday, September 1, 2007
First Panel Session: APEC's Free Trade Agenda and the Impact on Labour Rights and Human Rights
Prof. Jane Kelsey - University of Auckland and Action Resource Education Network of Aotearoa (ARENA)
"Why APEC's free trade agenda will implode"
John Sutton - National Secretary, Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union
"The lack of rights of temporary migrant workers in the Asia Pacific region, the issue of Visa 457 workers in Australia"
Kelly Dent - Labout Rights Campaigner, Oxfam Australia
"Campaigning against union busting and labour market flexibilisation - with a focus on Indonesia"
Second Panel Session: APEC's Agenda and its Relationship to the Environment and Peace and Security
Dave Sweeney - Nuclear Campaigner, Australian Conservation Foundation
"Mining uranium - undermining Australia's future: Australia's nuclear ambitions and the region"
Elmer Labog - Chairperson of the Kilasung Mayo Uno (May First Movement) Labour Centre
"Workers fighting back against APEC's intensified attack on people's economic and political rights"
Abigail Jabines - Greenpeace International (Phililpines)
"Climate change, crisis or an opportunity for APEC nations"