Brisbane Free University Election Eve Special: Politics, Participation and the Democratic Process

When?  6.30pm, Friday 30 January, 2015

Where?  Carpark under Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary Street, West End

What? Brisbane Free University brings together a panel of activists, academics, artists and political candidates to talk about political participation and the parliamentary process.

The panel:

Kristen Lyons
Kristen is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Queensland and Greens candidate for Hervey Bay

Ryan Walter
Ryan teaches political theory at the University of Queensland. He researches the history of political thought and Australian political rhetoric

Dave Eden
Dave works in an office and writes at and

Jonathan Sri
Jonathan is a writer, musician, activist and community organiser who recently dipped his toe into ‘mainstream’ politics, and is currently running as the Greens candidate for South Brisbane at the Queensland election.

Shayne Hunter
Shayne is an activist, comedian and anarchist organiser currently based in Brisbane.

The format:

Each panelist will give an overview of their attitudes toward political participation and the parliamentary process, followed by an open group discussion.


Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your dinner, bring your thoughts. We’ll see ya there.

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