Occupy in Australia Public Discussion (VIDEO)

Mr Mark Goudkamp speaks out at the University of Sydney in favour of an Australian occupy movement

A public discussion on 16 November attempted to put an academic focus on the Occupy Movement that has cropped up in Australia on the heels of similar protests in the US and across the globe.

The discussion - which has been posted on YouTube - features Mr Mark Goudkamp of the Occupy movement along with Dr Peter John Chen of the University of Sydney, and Dr Jay Smith of Athabasca University (Alberta, Canada). The panel was also joined by Assoc Prof Ariadne Vromen of the University of Sydney.

The event attracted national media attention, with coverage by Australia Radio and SBS Radio. For commentary from Dr Chen and some background on recent developments in the Occupy movement in Australia and abroad, visit ABC 730 for a full video.