The Banking and Finance Royal Commission: Will this time be different?
The imputations of Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s final report on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry were blistering. The Banking and Finance industry are led and staffed by the greedy who are more than willing and able to exploit the needy. The industries’
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, 08 Jun 2017: Building an ethical foundation for the financial services industry
Informa Australia in conjunction with the Banking and Finance Oath Initiative invites you to a day on ethics in financial services. A conference where you will hear from your peers, industry experts and the brightest minds on the importance of establishing an ethical system within the financial system. Who should
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM, 09 Mar 2017: Leslie Presents the City of Melbourne's IWD Panel: Stories of Bold Change
Join a stimulating conversation around gender parity and equity with a panel of notable Melbourne women. Walk in their shoes and hear about hard won achievements as well as the barriers to further success. Celebrate International Women’s Day and share what it means for you and your family. MC
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM, 20 Oct 2016: Capacity Building for Abortion Rights Activists
Advocating for Abortion rights isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. It’s 2016, but abortion remains in the criminal law in NSW and Queensland as well – to lesser degrees – in other states. Even where abortion rights are enshrined, abortion access remains limited and tenuous, particularly for vulnerable women. Come
Was the Ancient Persian Queen Vashti the 1st Feminist?
Join Leslie and a range of Jewish writers and feminist academics interviewed by the wonderful Hannah Reich on what Queen Vashti’s story reveals about how women are written in and out of history and how we we can make best use of the power and choices we have.
12:50 PM - 01:50 PM, 21 Nov 2016: The Secrets of Great Female Leadership Revealed
Leslie’s Keynote at the Convention Centre at Charles Sturt University to female professionals keen to explore the challenges and possibilities for women determined to achieve their potential and change the world This event is closed to the public
04 Oct 2016: Leslie Gives Keynote @ Women's Health East AGM
Leslie to speak about sexual and reproductive health needs, a key priority for women in the Eastern Metro Region, and so for Women’s Health East. Find their needs analysis here [http://whe.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/04/2016-04-28-Eastern-SRH-Needs-Analysis-Paper-Final.pdf] ). *This event is not open to the
Protesting Oz Census 2016: What Legal Experts Say
I spoke to some people at Liberty Victoria and a number of civil liberty, human rights and non-governmental organisations about the law in regard to Census 2016 and the potential ramifications of boycotting or protesting the threats posed to individual privacy. The advice I got is below. I hope this
20 Sep 2016 - 22 Sep 2016: Advanced Care Directives - What Nurses & Midwives Need to Know
Leslie is honoured to be asked to return to Gippsland this year to assist with the professional development of the Nursing and Midwifery workforce. This year, we’ll be canvassing the topic issue of Advanced Care Directives. *This event is not open to the public *
05:30 PM - 08:02 PM, 27 Jul 2016: Abortion Politics in the 21st Century
Leslie joins Hannah Roberts (who helped defeat Zoe’s Law in NSW) and visiting scholar Dr Sheelagh McGuinness from the Bristol Law School at the first event of La Trobe’s new centre for Health, Law and Society. Where: La Trobe Franklin street campus, 215 Franklin Street (on the city
Abortion is still "technically illegal" in New South Wales
Back in 1900, a group of politicians sat down and drafted up a set of laws to govern the Australian state of New South Wales. One can only assume they were wearing wigs. And there were, of course, things they decided weren’t acceptable in polite, turn-of-the-century society. Probably a
Is vegetarianism and veganism about animal welfare or moral superiority?
The western obsession with rights makes it difficult to see their limitations. We speak about rights as if they were the only moral value with meaning, ignoring other important moral values like responsibilities or duties. In fact, responsibilities are the counterparts to rights – you can’t have one without the
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM, 06 Jul 2016: What can Philosophers Learn from Science Communicators?
As part of the Australasian Association of Philosophy’s Annual Conference, Leslie will join Upulie Divsekera (Real Scientists), Paul Willis from RiAUS and New Philosopher’s Magazine’s Antonia Case in a conversation moderated by Patrick Stokes about how philosophers can learn about the art of mass-audience communications. This event
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM, 03 May 2016: IQ2 Debate at Sydney City Recital Hall - Should Animal Rights Trump Human Interests?
Come along to the City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney 2000 to hear me argue with Medical Researcher James Bourne against the motion. We’ll be squaring up against Philip Wollen, merchant banker turned philanthropist and vegan, animal lawyer Ruth Hatten and Paul de Gelder, former Navy clearance diver
05 May 2016: Leslie's Philosophy Salon at The School of Life - Virginia Woolf
Hosted by a current philosopher, the Philosophy Salon will explore one important philosopher and their ideas over a two-hour period. Philosophers selected over the series will include a mix of thinkers from different periods, schools of thought, geographical locations and backgrounds. Participants will be presented with a biographical background of
Leslie's Tedx Talk Passes 30,000 views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxI6HGpaP3Q I had an abortion. Or maybe I didn’t. Why does it matter? Abortion shame is very zeitgeist at the moment. Or, more precisely and far more happily, anti-shame is very zeitgeist. In The New York Times, in a number of online magazines
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM, 07 Apr 2016: Seeking Approval Panel - Cannold, Das, Gower and Tyler at RMIT Gallery
Dr Elizabeth Gower blends the personal and political in her thought-provoking new exhibition. A free panel discussion called “Seeking Approval: a question of power, gender or culture” will will be held at RMIT Gallery on Thursday 7 April. Panelists will explore Guests include Dr Elizabeth Gower, the artist of the
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 26 May 2016: Leslie Gives Ethics Keynote to Victorian Water Association Finance Conference
Good governance and upholding the law and one’s ethical integrity in a bottom line world and when engaging on behalf of the public is Leslie’s brief when educating and inspiring the hundred strong finance workforce of the Water Association. *This event is closed to the public. *