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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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Wed
26
Oct
2022

The Hon. Dr Jim Chalmers MP – SOLD OUT

THE TREASURER OF AUSTRALIA

'Post Budget Address to the National Press Club of Australia'

This event is SOLD OUT. The Hon. Dr Jim Chalmers MP will Address the National Press Club of Australia in his Post Budget Address. This Address will take place in the Great Hall at Parliament House.

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Wed
2
Nov
2022

The Hon Angus Taylor MP

The Shadow Treasurer of Australia

'Post Budget Reply Address '

The Hon Angus Taylor MP, the Shadow Treasurer of Australia, will Address the National Press Club of Australia for the Post Budget Reply Address.

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Wed
9
Nov
2022

Professor Megan Davis and Pat Anderson AO

2021 Sydney Peace Prize Recipients

'Uluru Statement from the Heart'

In this Address to the National Press Club, Professor Megan Davis and Pat Anderson AO, two of three First Nations leaders accepting the 2021 Sydney Peace Prize for The Uluru Statement from the Heart, will talk about the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution, something Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has pledged to take to a referendum as soon as possible. 

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Tue
22
Nov
2022

Andrew McConville

Chief Executive of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority

'Address to the National Rural & Press Clubs of Australia'

Andrew McConville, Chief Executive of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority, will Address the National Rural & Press Clubs of Australia.

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Wed
30
Nov
2022

Kate Jenkins – SOLD OUT

Sex Discrimination Commissioner

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia '

Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner will Address the National Press Club of Australia. THIS DATE HAS NOW CHANGED FROM 05/10/2022 to 30/11/2022. All ticket holders who purchased tickets prior to 17/07/2022 will be contacted by the Club.

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Wed
7
Dec
2022

Dylan Alcott AO

Athlete, paralympian, philanthropist, media commentator and advocate

'Australian of the Year 2022'

Dylan Alcott AO, Athlete, paralympian, philanthropist, media commentator and advocate, will Address the National Press Club of Australia as 'Australian of the Year 2022'.

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Thu
29
Sep
2022

Book Launch: ''A Very Proper Man: The Life of Tony Eggleton''

In conversation with Michelle Grattan and Professor Tom Frame AM

'You are invited to celebrate the launch of ''A Very Proper Man: The Life of Tony Eggleton''. '

You are invited to celebrate the launch of ''A Very Proper Man: The Life of Tony Eggleton'' In conversation with Michelle Grattan and Professor Tom Frame AM.

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Wed
28
Sep
2022

Sally McManus

Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia '

Sally McManus, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Address to the National Press Club of Australia

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Thu
22
Sep
2022

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Clare O'Neil MP

Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Cyber Security

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia '

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED TO BE REFUNDED. Clare O'Neil MP, Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Cyber Security and, Federal Member for Hotham, will Address the National Press Club of Australia

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