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THE TRIAL OF CHENG LEI STATEMENT

Australian, U.S. Press Leaders Condemn China’s Secretive Prosecution and Detention of TV Journalist. 

WITHDRAWAL OF INVITATION FOR THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO SPEAK AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB OF AUSTRALIA

The Board of the National Press Club of Australia has withdrawn the invitation to the Russian Ambassador to speak at the Club.

DETENTION OF CHENG LEI STATEMENT

The Board of the National Press Club of Australia calls for the release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei from detention in China so she can return home to her family.

Upcoming Speakers

Wed
10
Aug
2022

Ambassador Xiao Qian

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia '

HE Xiao Qian, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, will Address the National Press Club of Australia. This is an NPC full member exclusive event.

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Thu
11
Aug
2022

CWF - THE LUCKY LAUNDRY

Nathan Lynch In Conversation With Michael West

'SPECIAL EVENT • NATIONAL PRESS CLUB LUNCH'

Australia is awash with dirty money. Go undercover with financial crime expert Nathan Lynch as he delves deep inside this hidden world to explain how dark money has infected the lives of ordinary people and tainted Australian democracy.

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Thu
11
Aug
2022

CWF - INSIDERS LIVE – SOLD OUT

Hosted By: David Speers • David Crowe, Samantha Maiden, Katharine Murphy, Mike Bowers, Fiona Katauskas and David Pope

'SPECIAL EVENT'

In a signature, special festival ‘live’ episode of the ABC’s Insiders, host David Speers and our political pundits rake over the extraordinary year that was.

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