On Wednesday something reasonably unique occurred in Brisbane. Rather than accept the mainstream G20 agenda, community and activist groups launched their own alternative Peoples Summit today. The Peoples’ Summit aims to explore economic solutions that put people before profit.
The opening day, day one of three, has been a huge success. Attendees have expressed an appreciation that there has been an opportunity to contribute to the economic debate through workshops and to hear innovative ideas and solutions from speakers wide and far. This is in stark contrast to the Leaders Summit, where ordinary people have no input and will only hear selected sound bites from the conference that represent what the press and the government decide people need be told.
We thank all attendees and presenters for their valuable contributions and participation.