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The National Press Club hosts public debates and private discussions that shape Australia today and into the future. Home of the national conversation, we’re proud to be Australia’s most recognised forum for discussion and debate. 

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Upcoming Speakers

Tue
22
Jun
2021

Linda Scott – SOLD OUT

President of the Australian Local Government Association

'Local Government: leading strong, community-centric recovery '

The President of the Australian Local Government Association discusses how local government can drive a locally-led recovery.

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Wed
23
Jun
2021

Frances Adamson – SOLD OUT

Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

'Address to the National Press Club'

In the first address to the National Press Club by a female APS Secretary, Frances Adamson will reflect on a 36 year diplomatic career and Australian diplomacy in 2021.

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Wed
30
Jun
2021

Nyadol Nyuon

Chair of Harmony Alliance: Migrant and Refugee Women for Change

'Australia Reimagined'

Nyadol Nyuon, Chair of Harmony Alliance, will launch the report of the very first comprehensive study of Australian migrant women – 'Migrant and Refugee Women in Australia: The Safety and Security'. Jointly conducted by Harmony Alliance and Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre, it is among a handful of studies in the world to comprehensively focus on migrant and refugee women’s experiences with safety and security, victimisation, and their trust in communities and institutions.

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Thu
15
Jul
2021

Andy Penn

Telstra Chief Executive Officer

'Under constant attack – why Australia’s cyber defences have never been more important'

Telstra CEO Andy Penn will address the Press Club on the cyber threats Australia currently faces and an overview of the progress being made in bolstering Australia’s cyber defences necessary to create a more secure online world for Australians, their businesses and the essential services upon which we all depend.

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Wed
21
Jul
2021

Yamagami Shingo

His Excellency, Ambassador of Japan to Australia

'Japan-Australia relations – current situation and future prospects'

Ambassador Yamagami’s address to the National Press Club will include an overview of the current situation and future prospects of Japan-Australia relations; a relationship which is in an excellent state, but at the same time has seemingly taken each other for granted.

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Wed
16
Jun
2021

Hon Sussan Ley MP

MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

'Lessons from Thargomindah – piloting a way through Australia’s environment of change'

Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, addresses the National Press Club.

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Wed
9
Jun
2021

Dr Omar Khorshid

Australian Medical Association Federal President

'Post-pandemic future for Australia’s health care system'

Dr Omar Khorshid, in his first address to the National Press Club, will release the report titled AMA’s Vision for Australia’s Health, outlining a future plan for better national health care.   

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Tue
8
Jun
2021

Professor Kelvin Kong

2021 Australian Society for Medical Research Medallist

'Hearing Versus Listening'

Professor Kelvin Kong, 2021 ASMR medallist, will discuss his work in hearing loss prevention and the importance of 'Hearing Versus Listening'.

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