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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The Board of the National Press Club of Australia has withdrawn the invitation to the Russian Ambassador to speak at the Club.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
5
Oct
2022

Kieren Perkins OAM

CEO of the Australian Sports Commission

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia'

Kieren Perkins OAM, CEO of the Australian Sports Commission, will Address the National Press Club of Australia.

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Mon
10
Oct
2022

Lord Jonathan Sumption

Former Justice of the UK Supreme Court and Author

'What is going on in the United Kingdom?'

Lord Jonathan Sumption, Former Justice of the UK Supreme Court and Author, will Address the National Press Club of Australia on 'What is going on in the United Kingdom?'.

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Wed
19
Oct
2022

Jennifer Robinson

Australian Human Rights Lawyer and Barrister

'Julian Assange, Free Speech and Democracy'

Jennifer Robinson, Australian human rights lawyer and barrister with Doughty Street Chambers in London and adjunct lecturer in Law at the University of Sydney Law School, will Address the National Press Club of Australia on 'Julian Assange, free speech and democracy'.

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