A hand up not a hand out: Is Social Enterprise the Answer?- Politics in the pub this Wednesday

This Wednesday the 6th November as part of the Changemakers Festival the Queensland Social Enterprise Council and the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre (NFNC) are hosting Politics in the pub at the Brisbane Powerhouse. 

What is the best way to support the marginalised in our community? Is social enterprise the answer to giving a “hand up not a hand out?”.

‘Social Enterprise’: a business operating for a social purpose, is an idea whose time has apparently arrived and is increasingly seen as a way of addressing challenging social and environmental problems. Our panel and audience will seek to explore the place of social enterprise in Australia with an evening of listening, questioning, challenging, conversing and conceptualising change, though social enterprise.


The panellists for the evening will include: 

– The Hon. Tracy Davis MP, Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
– Professor Robert Lonne, Head of Social Work, QUT 
– Danny Thomas, Member of Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative 
– Robert Pekin, Executive Director, FoodConnect 
– Amelia Salmon, Vice Chair of QSEC and Managing Director of SPIRAL Community Hub 
The moderator for the evening will be Kent Maddock, current Chair of the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

This fun and thought provoking event will be of interest to anyone wanting to explore social change through social enterprise.

Now in its 13th year, Politics in the Pub is a free, all-ages community forum that aims to unearth and discuss local, national and international issues from a wide range of viewpoints. Held at the Brisbane Powerhouse, these events facilitate discussions on the issues that are important to our local community.



Date: Wednesday 6th November, 6pm
Venue: Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse

For more information visit:

www.newfarmneighbourhood.org and www.qsec.org.au

You can also register via facebook here



About stevewilliams1901

Social entrepreneur based in Australia.
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One Response to A hand up not a hand out: Is Social Enterprise the Answer?- Politics in the pub this Wednesday

  1. thinkgood says:

    Reblogged this on ThinkGood LLC. and commented:
    Yes. It IS the answer.

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