Activities

 

 

Venezuelans are experiencing serious hardship from sanctions imposed by the United States and countries under its orbit, terrorist acts to sabotage infrastructure and the capacity to supply basic needs and produce, and they are made to live under the constant threat of military invasion. But they are fighting back. They say they need international support to stand up and build the future that they choose.
Their example helps us to build a better future.
The People’s Inquiry invites you to join us for the third in a series of webinars on the US-Australian alliance – on economics & workers’ rights.
These webinars are held as a part of the People’s Inquiry into the costs and consequences of Australia’s involvement in US-led wars and the US alliance.
We are lucky enough to be joined by two of the Inquiry’s panelists:
Dr. Chad Satterlee is an independent political economist. His main research interests concern the design of collective ownership. He has previously consulted for government and not-for-profit organisations on energy and labour relations issues.
As well as Associate Professor Jeannie Rea chairs courses in International Community Development and in Planetary Health at Victoria University, Melbourne, and has been a peace and labour activist all her life. She was formerly president of the National Tertiary Education Union and a member of the ACTU Executive.
Annette Brownlie, IPAN’s chairperson, will be hosting.
For more information go to our website www.independentpeacefulaustralia.com.au.
If you have questions for the panellists please send them to ipan.inquiry@gmail.com

 

 

 

FGFP ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Position description

This volunteer position provides administrative and clerical support to ensure the efficient operation of FGFP Victorian Steering Committee.

Skills/experience

  • Office experience as an administrative assistant or equivalent
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Accurate keyboard skills & knowledge of software including MS Word, email, spreadsheet, and internet
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and problem solving
  • Team work and multicultural awareness
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Main tasks

Essential

  • Attending monthly Executive Committee (EC) and Victorian Steering Committee (VSC) meetings and take minutes as required
  • Preparing & distributing minutes EC and VSC meetings
  • Preparing & distributing Agendas for EC & VSC in consultation with President
  • Collating and distributing the Annual Report in consultation with President
  • Preparing and distributing Agenda for the AGM
  • Attending the AGM and taking and distributing minutes as required
  • Organizing and scheduling appointments and meetings. This includes
  • Delegations to Ministers
  • Preparing sign-up sheets for VSC events & circulating related rosters                                                                                                                                                                                  Updating and maintaining organisational membership database. This includes:
  • New member inclusion on representative membership database
  • Following up VSC designated representatives when necessary
  • Yearly update representative members affiliate membership forms.
  • Preparing and sending outgoing mailings including thank you letters & Emails. This includes
  • Updating VSC members on AGM election results
  • Thank you and congratulation e-letters when required
  • Distributing inquiries and incoming work requests. This includes:
  • Schedule speakers for VSC meetings and following up with material for distribution to VSC members
  • Circulate information to VSC members about events and campaigns sent by affiliates and others
  • Assist in counting/collating resources for information stalls e.g. annual Seniors Festival
  • Prepare sign-up sheets for AGM and distribute AGM minutes.

Available to attend monthly meetings

Victorian Steering Committee (VSC) meetings held monthly from February to December on the first Wednesday of the month.

10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Executive Committee meetings held monthly from February to December on the first Wednesday of the month on the following times:

9.30am – 10.30 a.m.

Time Commitment

On average this position requires 1-day a week plus another 1 day for VSC and EC monthly from Feb to December each year. 

Background

Fair Go for Pensioners (FGFP) Coalition Victoria Incorporated (formerly Fair Go for Pensioners (FGFP) Coalition Inc Victoria) is an independent non-profit coalition of progressive community-based organisations, unions and individuals advocating for social justice for ‘pensioners’ including aged pensioners, single parents and their children, unemployed people, older people in need of housing solutions and other low income groups marginalised by income poverty and inequality.

FGFP seeks to end poverty and inequality and give everyone a fair go at life. Our work is underpinned by human rights and activism, and includes direct action, advocacy, community organising, building the coalition, media, public education and research.  FGFP is non-party political.

Go to Contact to get address to submit application.