A people indifferent to its public affairs will have a weak Parliament. A weak Parliament will have an arbitrary Government. An arbitrary Government will lead to a Dictatorship. A Dictatorship is the end of liberty.
Arthur Mee (ed), The Children's Encyclopedia, vol six, Liberalism.
Minutes for 7 April 1999
Silva, Paolo Ricci, Jonathan O'Donnell (minutes).
- Geri Simm, Rob Brittain, Daniel Pocock,
Business arising from the minutes
Moreland Education Expo
Craig is liasing with Daniel to organise the technology.æ Members
will meet Daniel at the Expo at 9.00 am on Sunday for setup.
Disabled Motorists Association
Paolo has sent the letter.æ He will follow up in person shortly.æ
If they are interested, Paolo will organise it with Daniel.
Craig reported that the Ilma Lever Garden may be interested in a
similar deal.æ Paolo will wait until the Disabled Motorists
Association are set up before he approaches Ilma Lever Gardens.
Paolo gave us a report on his meeting with the Moreland Council.æ
They are willing to help.æ They will write to us, saying what
they can do for us.æ Peter Zumpe is our contact, along with Mary
She will help us to contact organisations to get members and
RMIT Art, Design and Communication
Paolo has organised the first class for RMIT Art, Design and
Communication, Department of Fashion and Textile Design.æ This
will bring in $200. If this is successful, there will be more of
CoAsIt would like us to set up a system similar to the Education
Expo.æ We will ask Daniel if he is interested.æ Most of the money
will go to Daniel, with a little bit coming to the organisation.
Business of the meeting
We are covered for public liablity insurance by the organisations
that we work with: CoAsIT, Inca and Brunswick Secondary College.
Nicola said that professional liability was not an issue.æ It
is too expensive and not necessary.æ Nicola will talk to Amanda
Way from RMIT - is it OK if we get each person to sign a
ARC Telecentre project
We are in partnership with RMIT and CoAsIT in a successful ARC
grant to design and establish a telecentre in the Moreland area.
Bill had a chat with Nicola. Docklands is interested in
soliciting proposals from charities to set up things in
Docklands.æ This will mainly be a matter of seeing if there is
any intererst from the Docklands Board.æ We are not the sort of
charitable organisation that they are interested in, but we are
an interesting enough not-for-profit for them to be interested.æ
If the gods smile on the concept, there is plenty of time to
develop a proposal with a suitable charity.
Action: Bill will develop a proposal with Nicola to go
to the Docklands Authority.
Paolo said that some people who might be interested in the
Telecentre are those that don't really know how the technology
works.æ They might have a home office, but they don't have a good
grasp of the fundementals.
Paolo attended the launch of the Health Channel. The
Channel itself sucks, especially if you are using another
There is $1 million in the budget for access.æ Moreland Health
Centre and VMore could put forward a proposal to provide access
from the health centres.
Action: Paolo to chase up with Moreland Health Centre.
The next meeting will be 7.30 pm Wednesday 2 June 1999 at INCA,
352a Sydney Rd, Coburg 3058.ææ All welcome.