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Conversation at the Crossroads

We are a growing community based in Melbourne with both a local and global mission to connect people from all walks of life to address the most pressing issues of our time.

Through our events and conversations, we aim to increase awareness and understanding of why things are the way they are and how we can collaborate to fix them. 

We’re all aware the world is under a lot of pressure economically, politically, environmentally, and socially. Not only are we facing a pandemic that has affected every life on this planet, but unprecedented fires, climate change, threats to civil liberties, and many other interconnected issues loom large. 

The world seems set on a collision course to destruction, and many feel powerless to stop it. But we believe change is possible and we’re at a pivotal moment in time with more opportunity than ever to be a part of this change.

Latest articles

  • When will we stop the desecration of Indigenous sacred sites?
    JOSEPH CAMILLERI: Indigenous culture remains the tragic casualty of corporate greed and government indifference.
  • Is COVID-19 the pandemic we had to have?
    JOSEPH CAMILLERI: We’re learning the hard way what works against COVID-19. But there are deeper lessons we would do well to digest. In the space of a year, the virus has infected close to 110 million people, caused over 2.4 million deaths, driven health and other frontline workers to physical and emotional exhaustion, and brought hospitals to near breaking point.
  • Can Australia transition from being a belligerent nation to a regional and global peace nation?
    ALLAN PATIENCE: At the very heart of Australian foreign and defence policy is an obsessive belief bordering on paranoia that the country must be intimately allied to “great and powerful friends” to deter any threats to its security. From the earliest days of white settlement until the Japanese over-ran Singapore in 1942, that “friend” was assumed to be Britain.
  • Between War and Peace: Australia’s Past and Future
    SUE WAREHAM: Whether Australia and other nations plan for a world at peace or a world at war will determine much about our future. The latter would preclude solutions to just about every pressing global issue. The former would offer hope of a sustainable future for all. This paper advocates three steps that Australia could begin with.

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Announcing our first event for 2021 - A PLAGUE ON BOTH THEIR HOUSES: Reclaiming the Power of Communication from Big Tech and Government.March 23rd 7:30pm AEDT via ZOOM. Register now: crossroadsconversation.com.au/?page_id=556Big tech and governments are twin sources of authority over our digital lives, sometimes working in conflict, sometimes in cooperation. How do we reclaim power over the development of technology? What will it take to build a digital tomorrow that is humane and democratic?Join us for an important conversation with LIZZIE O'SHEA, lawyer, writer and commentator on law, technology and human rights. O'Shea is a founder and the chair of Digital Rights Watch, which advocates for human rights online. ...
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Join us for our first online conversation for 2021, featuring renowned lawyer and writer Lizzie O'Shea discussing the digital plague on human rights being fought between government and global players such as Facebook and News Corp. An event not to be missed! ...
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JOSEPH CAMILLERI: "When will we stop the desecration of Indigenous sacred sites? Indigenous culture remains the tragic casualty of corporate greed and government indifference."Read more: crossroadsconversation.com.au/?p=545 ...
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A Plague On Both Their Houses: Reclaiming the Power of Communication from Big Tech & Government. [March 23rd 7:30pm AEDT via Zoom]. Register now: https://crossroadsconversation.com.au/?page_id=556

JOSEPH CAMILLERI: "When will we stop the desecration of Indigenous sacred sites? Indigenous culture remains the tragic casualty of corporate greed and government indifference." https://crossroadsconversation.com.au/?p=545

Is COVID-19 the pandemic we had to have? Joseph Camilleri on the deeper lessons to be learnt. https://crossroadsconversation.com.au/?p=463

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