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Upcoming Speakers

Tue
9
Aug
2022

Senator The Hon. Murray Watt – SOLD OUT

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Minister for Emergency Management

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

Senator the Hon. Murray Watt, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Minister for Emergency Management will address to the National Rural & Press Clubs of Australia.

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Wed
10
Aug
2022

Ambassador Xiao Qian

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia '

HE Xiao Qian, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, will Address the National Press Club of Australia. This is an NPC full member exclusive event.

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Thu
11
Aug
2022

CWF - INSIDERS LIVE – SOLD OUT

Hosted By: David Speers • David Crowe, Samantha Maiden, Katharine Murphy, Mike Bowers, Fiona Katauskas and David Pope

'SPECIAL EVENT'

In a signature, special festival ‘live’ episode of the ABC’s Insiders, host David Speers and our political pundits rake over the extraordinary year that was.

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Thu
11
Aug
2022

Canberra Writers Festival

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THE CANBERRA WRITERS FESTIVAL RETURNS 10–18 AUGUST 2022

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Thu
11
Aug
2022

CWF - THE LUCKY LAUNDRY

Nathan Lynch In Conversation With Michael West

'SPECIAL EVENT • NATIONAL PRESS CLUB LUNCH'

Australia is awash with dirty money. Go undercover with financial crime expert Nathan Lynch as he delves deep inside this hidden world to explain how dark money has infected the lives of ordinary people and tainted Australian democracy.

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Thu
11
Aug
2022

CWF - FREEZING ORDER: SURVIVING PUTIN’S WRATH

Bill Browder In Conversation With David Speers

'SPECIAL EVENT • NATIONAL PRESS CLUB BREAKFAST'

When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life’s mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The Sunday Times and The New York Times bestselling author tells the explosive inside story of how he became Putin's number one enemy in his campaign that exposed Putin's corruption and how one man could take on one of the most ruthless villains in the world — and win. (Bill Browder appears live via Zoom.)

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Fri
12
Aug
2022

CWF - FOR THE GOOD OF THE WORLD

A. C. Grayling In Conversation With Chris Uhlmann

'SPECIAL EVENT • NATIONAL PRESS CLUB BREAKFAST'

Why can’t we agree on a set of values that allows us to confront the threats we and our planet face? Acclaimed philosopher and biographer A. C. Grayling considers the three most pressing challenges facing the world: climate change, technology, and justice. (A.C. Grayling appears live via Zoom.)

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Fri
12
Aug
2022

CWF - WATSONIA: A WRITING LIFE

Don Watson In Conversation With Gabrielle Chan

'SPECIAL EVENT • NATIONAL PRESS CLUB LUNCH'

No other writer has journeyed further into the soul of Australia and returned to tell the tale. Join Don Watson — historian, speechwriter, social critic, humourist, biographer, and lover of nature and sports — in a sweeping conversation.

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Thu
18
Aug
2022

CWF - JOHN HOWARD: A SENSE OF BALANCE

John Howard in conversation with Virginia Haussegger

'SPECIAL EVENT • NATIONAL PRESS CLUB LUNCH'

An exclusive lunch featuring former Prime Minister John Howard discussing — for the very first time — his forthcoming book, A Sense of Balance. Written against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some of the more contested political events of recent years — the election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote, the rise of China, and, within our own country, a carousel of six prime ministers in eleven years — A Sense of Balance reflects on how Australia has responded to pressure over the last decade. In it, Australia's 25th and second longest-serving prime minister expresses his faith in our country's institutions and people to remain robust in the face of destabilising challenges and extremes.

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Tue
23
Aug
2022

Andy Penn

Chair of the Cyber Industry Advisory Committee and CEO of Telstra.

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia '

Andy Penn, Chair of the Cyber Industry Advisory Committee and CEO of Telstra will address the National Press Club of Australia. The 2021 ASG Excellence in IT Journalism Award will be awarded at this event.

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Wed
24
Aug
2022

Em Rusciano – SOLD OUT

Australian Comedian, Writer, Singer and Media Presenter

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia '

Em Rusciano, Australian comedian, writer, singer and media presenter, will address the National Press Club of Australia in partnership with Women in Media.

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Wed
31
Aug
2022

Professor Mark Scott AO

Vice-Chancellor & President of The University of Sydney

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia'

Professor Mark Scott AO, Vice-Chancellor & President of The University of Sydney, will make his Address to the National Press Club of Australia

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Wed
14
Sep
2022

Robyn Denholm

Chair of the Technology Council of Australia.

'Address to the National Press Club of Australia '

Robyn Denholm, leading global technology executive, Chair of the Board of Directors of Tesla Inc., Operating Partner of Blackbird Ventures and Chair of The Technology Council of Australia, will Address the National Press Club of Australia in partnership with Women in Media.

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Wed
21
Sep
2022

Cate Campbell, Georgina Long AO and Richard Scolyer AO

Olympian and the Melanoma Institute Australia Co-Medical Directors

'Game On Mole – urgent action required to tackle melanoma, which claims more Australian lives than our annual road toll. '

Game On Mole – urgent action required to tackle melanoma, which claims more Australian lives than our annual road toll. Olympian and melanoma survivor Cate Campbell, and Melanoma Institute Australia Co-Medical Directors Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO, will address the National Press Club of Australia about the melanoma crisis impacting young Australians and the urgent action required to save lives.

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Wed
12
Oct
2022

Professor Brian Oldfield

President, Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity and World Obesity Federation

'Obesity - misunderstood, underdiagnosed and undertreated'

Professor Brian Oldfield, Professor of Physiology, Monash University, Australia, President, Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity and World Obesity Federation, International Congress of Obesity (ICO) 2022 programme committee chair, will Address the National Press Club of Australia on 'Obesity - misunderstood, underdiagnosed and undertreated'.

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Speaker Archive

Wed
3
Aug
2022

Adam Bandt MP

LEADER OF AUSTRALIAN GREENS

'The Greens and the 47th Parliament'

Australian Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, will Address to the National Press Club of Australia on 'The Greens and the 47th Parliament'.

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Wed
27
Jul
2022

Dr Larry Marshall

Chief Executive of CSIRO

'The 2022 ‘Our future World’ report '

Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst, will address the National Press Club of Australia to launch the 2022 ‘Our future World’ report. The date of this Address has now been changed to the 27/07/2022. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

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Fri
22
Jul
2022

Admiral Michael Rogers

Former U.S. National Security Agency Chief

'Russia and China: geopolitics and the new global cyber challenge '

Admiral Michael Rogers, Former U.S. National Security Agency Chief, will make his Address to the National Press Club of Australia on 'Russia and China: geopolitics and the new global cyber challenge'.

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