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From high-end wine tastings, to book launches for Australia’s most significant political authors - events at the National Press Club always make news.

Our program of speciality events has something for everyone. Enjoy the Club with friends and family, celebrate special occasions or simply enjoy an evening out together as you participate in masterclasses, live music and one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Upcoming Events

Takeaway available now

Take-Away Lunch Menu - Contactless Drive Through

Roast or Feature $25 | Roast or Feature and Cheese $35 |
Add a bottle of Johnny Q Shiraz or Sheep Shape Sauvignon Blanc or a Six Pack of Cricketers Arms Lager for $20

This week’s features


Confit duck Maryland à l'orange| Clear range truffled mash potato |caramelised pearl onions | orange jus

 

Seared Chimichurri King Reef barramundi fillet| beetroot and lemon risotto | Morella Grove cherry balsamic

 

Spring Roast
Your choice

Slow roasted pork belly

Cajun spiced ½ chicken

Rosemary and garlic roasted three bone Parwan Valley lamb rack

Traditional spinach, caramelised onion and goats cheese quiche

All served with sage roasted new potato, pearl onion, beetroot, carrot and pumpkin | red currant jus

 

Cheese
Adelaide Hills triple cream - cow’s milk | Adelaide, South Australia
Bay of Fires cloth bound - cheddar cow’s milk | St Helens, Tasmania
Bleu d’Auvergne - cow’s milk | Auvergne, France
falwasser | lavosh | rosemary pane croccante | muscatels

 

 

Take Home Hamper for 4 $100

Smoked Parwan Valley lamb cutlets

Cajun spiced chicken legs and breast

Country style roast potato, egg and shallot salad


Adelaide Hills triple cream - cow’s milk | Adelaide, South Australia
Bay of Fires cloth bound - cheddar cow’s milk | St Helens, Tasmania
Bleu d’Auvergne - cow’s milk | Auvergne, France
falwasser | lavosh | rosemary pane croccante | muscatels

 

A bottle of Johnny Q Shiraz or a Six Pack of Cricketers Arms Lager

 

 

 

1. Phone your order through Thursday and Friday between 9:00am - 2:00pm on T: 02 6121 2199.
2. Full payment required in advance over the phone along with your number plate and vehicle description.
3. Nominate a pickup time between 12noon and 2pm.

4. Drive around to the Darling Street car park (see map). A staff member will place your order next to the driver side door, after the staff member walks away, open your door and retrieve your order.
5. Please DO NOT get out of your car under any circumstances or attempt entry to the Club. All Take-Away pick-ups must be made in a car.

6. After you have picked up your order please depart the car park immediately

Map

 

 

Location: The National Press Club of Australia

Meet the Chiefs - Cyber Industry Briefing and Discussion Panel

Due to the Canberra lockdown, this event has been postponed to 12 October, and will now be held at the Hotel Realm. Registration enquiries can be directed to catherine.scott@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

 

Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Speakers and Panel Members are:

Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology

Global issues and national implications.

Abigail Bradshaw, Head Australian Cyber Security Centre Australian Signals Directorate

Whole of Government response to cybercrime, ransomware and cooperation with Industry.

MAJGEN Susan Coyle, Head Information Warfare Division

Defence and ADF cyber posture and warfare.

Chris Deeble, Executive Director Strategy Northrup Grumman Australia

Commercial compliance and implementation issues.

Rachael Falk, CEO Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre

Critical technologies and why they are vital to Australia’s national and economic security.


Abigail Bradshaw

Ms Abigail Bradshaw is the Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and is responsible for leading the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security.
Throughout her career, Ms Bradshaw has held key National Security Operations roles where she has lead whole of government operations, as well as policy and international roles, focussing on advancing Australia’s national security agenda.

Ms Bradshaw has previously worked within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), most recently as the Deputy Coordinator of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency. Prior to that, Ms Bradshaw was the head of the National Security Division, providing advice and coordinating proposals to the Prime Minister, his office and the National Security Committee (NSC) on key national security issues.

Ms Bradshaw has also held senior roles in the Department of Home Affairs, leading offshore resources covering Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, and as the Department’s inaugural Chief Risk Officer. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Commander of Maritime Border Command during the height of the people smuggling trade.
Ms Bradshaw began her career in the Royal Australian Navy and was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Asian Studies.

Tobias Feakin

Dr Tobias Feakin is Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology. He commenced as Ambassador for Cyber Affairs in January 2017, before having his mandate expanded to reflect the central role that technology issues have in geopolitics in 2021.

He leads Australia’s Whole of Government international engagement to advance and protect Australia’s national security, foreign policy, economic and trade, and development interests in cyberspace and critical technology.

Ambassador Feakin was a member of the Independent Panel of Experts that supported the Australian Cyber Security Review to produce Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. Following that, he led the creation of Australia’s 2017 International Cyber Engagement Strategy.

Prior to his Ambassadorial appointment, Dr Feakin was the Director of National Security Programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute from 2012 to 2016 where he established the Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre. Prior to this he was Director for National Security and Resilience at the Royal United Services Institute in London from 2006-2012.

Ambassador Feakin is a Senior Fellow with the Royal United Services Institute and a member of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s FinCyber Advisory Group which focuses on developing an International Strategy for Cybersecurity and the Global Financial System.

Ambassador Feakin holds an Honours Degree in Security Studies and a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Politics and Security Studies, both from the University of Bradford.

Major General Susan Coyle

Susan Coyle was born in Kyogle, NSW on 21 May 1970. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the Australian Defence Force Academy she graduated from the Royal Military College in
1992 into the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. She has worked at the tactical, operational and strategic level in a variety of command and staff appointments including Commander Joint Task
Force 633, Commander 6th Brigade, inaugural Commander Task Group Afghanistan, and Commanding Officer 17th Signal Regiment.


Major General Coyle has received a Distinguished Service Medal as the Deputy Commander JTF 636 / Commander Task Group Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER / HIGHROAD, and a Conspicuous Service Cross as the Commanding Officer 17th Signal Regiment. She holds postgraduate qualifications in a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, a Master in Organisational Development and Strategic Human Resource Management from the University of New England, and a Master of Management in Defence Studies from the University of Canberra. 

Major General Coyle currently holds the appointment of Head of Information Warfare for the Australian Defence Force.

Chris Deeble

Chris Deeble is Executive Director, Strategy for Northrop Grumman in Australia. He supports the company’s current programmes, develops strategies for growth and identifies new business opportunities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Deeble has extensive acquisition and sustainment programme experience, as well as a deep understanding of organizational strategy and operational excellence.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Deeble worked for Airservices Australia as the program executive for OneSKY, responsible for delivering the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System for Australia. Deeble served for 37 years in the Australian Defence Force, most notably as an Air Vice-Marshal. He oversaw multiple programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter, Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control, Multi Role Tanker Transport and the Navy Collins Class Submarine. His performance in leading these complex programs was recognized in 2016 with the Officer of the Order of Australia award.

Rachael Falk

Rachael Falk is one of Australia’s leading cyber security experts.

As Chief Executive Officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Rachael heads an innovative and dynamic program of collaboration between government, industry and universities.

The Centre delivers world-leading cyber security research, creating commercial solutions to the ever-evolving problems of our interconnected world. And, led by Rachael, the Centre is helping ensure Australia’s cyber security expertise, capability and resilience into the future.

Rachael was Telstra’s first General Manager of Cyber Influence and has a strong background in commercial law and cyber security, practising as a lawyer at top-tier firms and in-house for Telstra.

She has also worked as a cyber security consultant and is co-author of the Five Knows of Cyber Security, setting an industry standard for organisational cyber security best-practice.

Rachael holds an Advanced Masters in National Security Policy (Hons) from the National Security College (ANU), Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (UTS) and Bachelor of Arts (ANU).

 

Fortinet

Date: Tuesday 12 OctoberTime: Coffee/tea and Registration starts at 10amLocation: Hotel Realm

Local Brewers Lunch

Book your table now at our Local Brewers Lunch!

Featuring producers from Canberra and the region, including BentSpoke Brewing Co., Capital Brewing Co., Jindabyne Brewing, and Zierholz Premium Brewery. 

Limited tickets available: $90 members, $100 non-members

Saturday 30 October, 11am

National Press Club Lounge Bar

Brewers lunch

Date: Saturday 30 OctoberTime: 11am start, approx. 3 hoursLocation: The National Press Club of Australia, Lounge Bar

National Foundation for Australian Women Annual Dinner

For more than 30 years, the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) has been dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of Australian women, across intellectual, cultural, political, social, economic, legal, industrial and domestic spheres.  NFAW is a feminist organisation, independent of party politics and working in partnership with other women’s organisations.  

Each year an Annual Dinner is held by the NFAW at the National Press Club to share the many and varied voices of Australian Women.  In 2021, we are delighted to announce that Dr Janine Mohamed, Narrunga Kaurna woman and CEO of the Lowitja Institute (Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research) is to be the keynote speaker for the NFAW Annual Dinner 2021, speaking on 'The Great Australian Dreaming'.

Janine Mohamed is a proud Narrunga Kaurna woman from South Australia. Over the past 20 years, Janine has worked in nursing, management, project management, and workforce and health policy in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. Many of these years have been spent in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector at state, national and international levels, and most recently as the previous CEO at the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM). Janine is now based in Melbourne as the CEO of the Lowitja Institute. She was awarded an Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity Fellowship in 2019, and, in January 2020, was awarded a Doctorate of Nursing honoris causa by Edtih Cowan Univer

Ticket cost includes drinks, canapes, Chef’s Selection main, and dessert.

Please note: in case of a government-mandated lockdown at the time of this event, tickets will be refunded.

Join/donate/participate

www.nfaw.org

www.womenaustralia.info

www.womenonboards.net/en-au

Date: Tuesday 9 NovemberTime: 6:30pm for 7pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Meet The Chiefs - Deputy Secretary CASG & First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy

 

Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Anthony (Tony) Fraser AO, CSC Deputy Secretary CASG

Tony Fraser leads the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in the Department of Defence.

Tony has extensive experience spanning the defence, industry and commercial sectors and working with Government. His most recent appointment was Managing Director of Airbus Australia Pacific.

Tony completed 34 years of service in the Australian Army and reached the rank of Major General. He has 5500 military flying hours, mostly on helicopters, and achieved an A1 flying instructor rating.

During his 6 years in the then-Defence Materiel Organisation, he led the team assisting David Mortimer in his review of Defence Procurement and Sustainment.

In addition to his military career courses, Tony Fraser is a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He has been recognised as an Officer in the Order of Australia and a Conspicuous Service Cross. He has two grown daughters, Katelin and Sarah.
 

Dr Peter Sawczak, First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy

Dr Peter Sawczak was appointed First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy Division at the Australian Department of Defence, in July 2020. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Secretary Major Powers and Assistant Secretary Strategic Policy. In 2019, he conducted a major review of defence policy and planning guidance that produced the 2020 Defence Strategic Update.

Dr Sawczak was Head of Political Affairs at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague 2013-16, where he led the OPCW’s diplomatic engagement and communications strategies, including for the mission to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons.

Prior to the OPCW, Dr Sawczak enjoyed a wide-ranging career at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which included postings to Washington, Brussels and Moscow. He also served as international security adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and as Director of Counter-Proliferation at DFAT, where he was closely engaged in the establishment of the Proliferation Security Initiative.

Dr Sawczak holds a PhD in Slavic Studies from Monash University.


* Support speakers to be advised closer to the event.

For table and sponsorship bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Friday 12 NovemberTime: Coffee/tea and Registration starts at 11.00am in the National Circuit level lobbyLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Truffle & Champagne Brunch

Book your table now at our Truffle & Champagne Brunch!

Enjoy a luxurious curated menu of local Canberra-region truffled produce paired with premium French champagne. Featuring local Clear Range truffles.

Limited tickets available: $140 members, $180 non-members

Saturday 20 November, 11am

National Press Club Lounge Bar

 

Menu

Date: Saturday 20 NovemberTime: 11am start, approx. 3 hoursLocation: The National Press Club of Australia, Lounge Bar

Meet The Chiefs - Defence Secretary & Chief of the Defence Force

Due to the Canberra lockdown, this event has been postponed to 8 December, and will now be held at the Hotel Realm. Registration enquiries can be directed to catherine.scott@glengarryadvisory.com.au

Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Mr Greg Moriarty

Mr Moriarty commenced as Secretary of the Department of Defence on 4 September 2017.

Mr Moriarty first worked in Defence from 1986 to 1995, primarily in the Defence Intelligence Organisation. He also served in the Headquarters of the United States Central Command in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Prior to his appointment as the Secretary of Defence, Mr Moriarty held senior roles in the Prime Minister's office, first as the International and National Security Adviser and then as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

In June 2015 Mr Moriarty was appointed Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Mr Moriarty was responsible for coordinating and implementing Australia's counter-terrorism arrangements, in close partnership with the States and Territories.

Mr Moriarty has extensive experience within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Mr Moriarty served in a number of senior roles, including as Deputy Secretary (2015), Ambassador to Indonesia (2010-2014), First Assistant Secretary, Consular Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division (2009-2010), Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch (2008-2009), Ambassador to Iran (2005-2008), Assistant Secretary, Maritime South East Asia Branch (2002-2005), and as the Senior Negotiator with the Peace Monitoring Group on Bougainville.​

Mr Moriarty holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours from the University of Western Australia and a Masters Degree in Strategic and Defence Studies from the Australian National University. He is married with two children. Mr Moriarty has studied Indonesian and Tok Pisin.
 

General Angus J. Campbell, AO, DSC 

General Angus Campbell joined the Australian Army in 1981, graduating from the Royal Military College - Duntroon in 1984. He was assigned to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and initially served as a platoon commander in the 3rd Battalion (Parachute), The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).

He then served in troop and squadron command appointments within the Special Air Service Regiment. In 2001 he was appointed the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR). While in command, the battalion group deployed to East Timor, as a component of the United Nations Transitional Administration East Timor.

General Campbell has also served in a range of staff appointments including as Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Army, as a strategic policy officer in Army Headquarters, an instructor at the Australian Command and Staff College and as Chief of Staff to the Chief of the Defence Force.

In late 2005, he joined the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as a First Assistant Secretary to head the Office of National Security and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Secretary and appointed to the position of Deputy National Security Adviser. In these roles he was responsible for the preparation of advice to the Prime Minister on national security matters and coordinating the development of whole-of-government national security policy.

Upon his return to the Australian Defence Force in early 2010 he was appointed to the rank of Major General and led the Military Strategic Commitments staff in Defence headquarters until January 2011, when he assumed command of Australian forces deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations. He subsequently served as Deputy Chief of Army from February 2012 to September 2013, when he was promoted to Lieutenant General to command the Joint Agency Task Force responsible for the implementation of Operation Sovereign Borders.

On 16 May 2015, he was appointed Chief of the Australian Army. General Campbell was subsequently promoted and appointed to command of the Australian Defence Force on 7 July 2018.

General Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Cambridge University and he is a graduate of the Australian Army Command and Staff College.

General Campbell’s hobbies include hiking, distance running, military history and gardening. He is married to Stephanie and they have two adult children.

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*National Press Club Car Park and Member’s Door access code will be emailed to registered attendees.

For table and sponsorship bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Wednesday 8 DecemberTime: Coffee/tea and Registration starts at 10amLocation: Hotel Realm

Local Gin Brunch

Book your table now at our Local Gin Brunch!

Featuring producers from Canberra and the region, including Big River Distillery, Underground Spirits, Clark Beverages, Antipodes Gin, and Wild Brumby Distillery. 

Limited tickets available: $100 members, $120 non-members

Saturday 11 December, 11am

National Press Club Lounge Bar

Menu

Date: Saturday 11 DecemberTime: 11am start, approx. 3 hoursLocation: The National Press Club of Australia, Lounge Bar

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