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CLUB ENTRY GUIDELINES

These guidelines apply to members, guests and operational employees from November 12th 2021.

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.

DAN OAKES DECISION WELCOME BUT JOURNALISM PROTECTIONS MUST BE STRENGTHENED.

The National Press Club is relieved to see the decision not to prosecute ABC reporter Dan Oakes, but this case highlights the urgent need for reform of laws that enable the criminalisation of journalism.

These laws have a chilling effect on the right of journalists to carry out their jobs, and to report without fear or favour.

Upcoming Speakers

Wed
1
Dec
2021

The Case for a Federal ICAC

Serena Lillywhite, Geoffrey Watson & Pauline Wright

'The Case for a Federal ICAC'

Join Serena Lillywhite, Chief Executive Officer of Transparency International Australia; Geoffrey Watson, barrister and Director of the Centre for Public Integrity; & Pauline Wright, President of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, as they make the case for a federal Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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Mon
6
Dec
2021

Chris Bowen MP

Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy

'The World’s Climate Emergency: Australia’s Jobs Opportunity'

Chris Bowen, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, addresses the National Press Club on Labor's climate policy.

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Wed
8
Dec
2021

The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP

PREMIER OF NEW SOUTH WALES

'Address to the National Press Club'

Dominic Perrottet, NSW Premier, addresses the National Press Club at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney.

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An iconic Canberra venue providing a premium social setting for professionals, the National Press Club hosts public debates and private discussions that shape Australia today and into the future. A vigorous champion of media freedom, we are a home away from home for journalists, decision-makers and influencers alike. 

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