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AUSTRALIAN JOURNALIST CHENG LEI RELEASED STATEMENT

The National Press Club of Australia welcomes the return of Australian journalist Cheng Lei to her home and family in Melbourne after more than three years in detention in China.

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The Board of the National Press Club of Australia has withdrawn the invitation to the Russian Ambassador to speak at the Club.

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Wed
26
Jun
2024

Prof. David Thomas

Chief Science and Strategy Officer of Omico & Director, Centre for Molecular Oncology, University of New South Wales

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia'

 Prof. David Thomas, Chief Science and Strategy Officer of Omico & Director, Centre for Molecular Oncology, University of New South Wales, will Address the National Press Club of Australia.

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Mon
1
Jul
2024

Sebastien Lai & Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC

Jimmy Lai’s son & Human rights lawyer

'The Trial of Jimmy Lai, Press Freedom and Democracy in Hong Kong '

Sebastien Lai, son of Jimmy Lai & Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC, Human rights lawyer, will address the National Press Club of Australia on "The Trial of Jimmy Lai, Press Freedom and Democracy in Hong Kong"

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Tue
2
Jul
2024

Councillor Linda Scott

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) President

'Future-proofing local government in Australia: support, safety and sustainability'

Councillor Linda Scott, President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), will address the National Press Club of Australia on ‘Future-proofing local government in Australia: support, safety and sustainability’.

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