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Upcoming Speakers

Tue
22
Sep
2020

Angus Taylor

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

'Energising the economy: the case for a technology-led approach'

In a post-pandemic world, energy affordability and reliability will be more important than ever for Australia’s future prosperity. Getting new and emerging technologies right will open up new export opportunities and create jobs across the country. The Government has a clear plan to tackle the big technology challenges of our time and confirm Australia’s position as a global low emissions technology leader.

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Wed
23
Sep
2020

Paul Fletcher

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

'NBN – Connecting the Nation and the road ahead'

A near-ubiquitous National Broadband Network supported the nation in our hour of need when earlier this year millions of Australians suddenly found themselves working and studying from home. While no one could have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis has underscored the importance of universal broadband access and the decision taken by the Coalition Government to prioritise the speed of network deployment through the multi-technology mix (MTM). The pandemic has also permanently changed the way families, businesses and their employees use and rely on the internet. In his second address to the National Press Club, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, will outline how the NBN will play a pivotal role in lifting Australia’s digital capability, boosting productivity and continuing to underpin Australia’s economic recovery as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Wed
30
Sep
2020

ACT Leaders Debate

Andrew Barr & Alistair Coe

'The Chief Minister of the ACT, Andrew Barr, will debate the ACT Leader of the Opposition, Alistair Coe, at the National Press Club'

THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY.

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Wed
30
Sep
2020

Pat Turner AM

CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation & Lead Convenor of the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Peak Organisations

'2020 ‘ANU Australia and the World Annual Lecture': The Long Cry of Indigenous Peoples to be heard – a defining moment in Australia'

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Speaker Archive

Wed
16
Sep
2020

Andrew Liveris

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company

'Leadership in the 21st Century - How to respond to increasing volatility and the new tectonic trends defining our world'

Andrew Liveris AO is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and former Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. A recognised global business leader with more than 42 years at Dow and experience in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.

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Wed
9
Sep
2020

Paul Zahra, Cassandra Goldie & Chris Richardson

CEO, Australian Retailers Association, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service and Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

'Rebuilding from crisis: the economic & social case for household & business certainty'

Deloitte Access Economics Partner Chris Richardson will join Australian Retailers Association CEO Paul Zahra and Australian Council of Social Service CEO Cassandra Goldie to examine the economic and social impacts of income support settings. The COVID-19 crisis has more than doubled the number of Australians on unemployment benefits. This address will look at the effectiveness of increases to these payments that were made as part of COVID-19 stimulus packages, and offer insights on the likely impacts of plans to wind back the current payments amid the continuing recession. The address examines the economic, business and social case for household and business certainty in order for the country to get through this crisis and confidently rebuild for a more prosperous and fair future.

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Wed
2
Sep
2020

Jo-An Atkinson & Sam Mostyn

Head of Systems Modelling, Simulation & Data Science & Co-Director, Mental Wealth Initiative at Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and Chair of ANROWS

'The impact of Covid-19 on the Mental Wealth of Australia'

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