I've launched a sister site called https://aus.party
Aus.party is a "Mobilizon" instance - Offers an alternative to Facebook Groups and Facebook Events!
So if you want to run public events or public groups (or migrate away from Facebook). Please consider giving it a look.
This is a "newish" service and will improve over time.
P.S. This instance is connected with https://deffo.com.au so events will be shared (run by our friends at chinwag)
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