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Past Events



Voices of Goldstein Women: In Conversation with Nicole Livingstone, Angela Pippos & Sue Barrett

On Tuesday 9th Novementsome of Goldstein’s most prominent women shared their journeys - of achievement, struggle and leadership - and of their expectations for better representation for our whole community.

Nicole Livingstone (former Olympic swimmer and AFL General Manager Women’s Football), Angela Pippos (journalist, presenter and author) and Sue Barrett (founder and owner of Barrett Consulting and an organiser of March 4 Justice) came together in a rousing discussion of women’s capabilities and contribution to public life.

This well attended absorbing discussion was moderated with flair by Mikaela Stafrace, herself a woman of considerable accomplishment, who left a successful career in law and management, to establish a not-for-profit that assists women to find their place in the workforce.

If you missed the session, click below to watch the recording.

Big Deal: Is Our Democracy for Sale? Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Tuesday 5th October 2021, 7.30pm

On the back of War on Waste and Fight For Planet A, Craig Reucassel has teamed up with comedian, Christiaan Van Vuuren to make this feature documentary about the frightening extent to which money has infiltrated politics in Australia and the ways we, as ordinary citizens can take back our democracy from vested interests.

Big Deal is an important expose about a very serious issue, yet it is also funny, heart-warming and ultimately a hopeful story of people power.

Our Panel discussion about the film featuring, Craig Reucassel (Director, Big Deal), Sally Cockburn (Goldstein local GP and radio personality), Safron Zomer (Executive Director, Australian Democracy Network) and Kylie McIntosh (Spokesperson, Voices of Goldstein) can be viewed below. The Big Deal documentary will be airing on ABC on Tuesday 19th October at 8:30pm,



The Climate Bill: What's Next? In Conversation With Zali Steggall

Wed 22nd Sep 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Independent MP Zali Steggall’s Climate Change Bill has received unprecedented and widespread support from industry, scientists, health professionals and environmental groups. Nonetheless, the parliamentary committee set up to review the Bill recommended last month that it not be enacted by the parliament.

How and why did this happen? What happens next? And can having more independent members of parliament help break the impasse on climate that has plagued Australian politics for a decade or more?

Zali Steggall MP and Goldstein based radio presenter and founder of Broad Radio, Jo Stanley discuss these and other questions put forward by climate-concerned Goldstein locals, including what it will take to get an community independent of similar calibre to Zali to run in Goldstein.

How Independents Make a Difference

30 July 2021

What are the benefits of an independent candidate? What makes for a good independent candidate? What can we learn from Indi and Warringah? These are some of the questions Cathy McGowan AO - former independent member for Indi and constituents of Indi and Warringah answer in this inspiring panel discussion:

Ian Macphee AO speaks with Voices of Goldstein

25 July 2021

As Voices of Goldstein look to find an Independent Candidate for the electorate of Goldstein at the next Federal election, we have received welcome support for the first ever elected member of Goldstein, Ian Macphee, AO.


The People v Canberra: How to Win Back our Democracy

28 April 2021

Australians are fortunate to live in one of the strongest democracies in the world. Yet, public satisfaction with the way our democracy works has crashed over the past decade - from 86% to 41%. A breakdown in trust prevails and signs of corruption abound.How do we rebuild trust in our democracy? How do we make it work for the people? How do we get our voices heard and represented in Canberra? Join Goldstein residents, representing three stages of life, in conversation with John Hewson - former leader of the Liberal Party - to discuss what is wrong with our democracy today and how we can fix it.


School Strike 4 Climate Australia

21 May 2021