Commission into Institutional Responses to Chaild Sexual Abuse-Redacted sections; Poverty and Covid19 in South Sulawesi; War with the environment and new pandemics; The cost of inaction on climate

Friday, 15 May 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

9:00     What the redacted sections of the report of the Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse reveal

Tim Jones from Latrobe University tells us what the redacted sections of the report of the Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, reveal about Cardinal Pell’s responsibilities to protect children in Catholic Schools from sexual abuse and his failure to do so.

9:15     Multidimensional poverty and Covid-19 in South Sulawesi

Sharon Bessell, Director of the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU, describes the study of multidimensional poverty  conducted in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the implications for preventing the spread of Covid-19.

 9:30     How our war with the environment is leading to the rise of new pandemics

Fiona Armstrong from Climate and Health Alliance explains how our failure to protect the environment is leading to the increase of new pandemics and what we need to do about it.

 9:45     The cost of climate inaction and the way forward post Covid-19

Anna Skarbek from ClimateWorks at Monash University explains why it makes no economic sense to ignore climate change in the recovery from Covid-19 and the technologies available to achieve change.