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August 2019

Australia: Superpower of the Zero Emissions Global Economy

Members' Lunch Professor Ross Garnaut AC

Hosted by Chris Gallagher

August 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Campari House, 22-25 Hardware Lane
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 4 tickets left

- We welcome the return of Professor Ross Garnaut AO as part of our 10th year anniversary celebrations Australia‘s rich endowments of energy alternatives to fossil fuels coupled with its developed economy make it well placed to take a leading role in the world’s transition to…

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Sensory Underground: Asahi After Dark Bar

- A Cultural Life Series event

Hosted by Pamela Creed

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Entry via platform 13 Flinders Street Station
$20.00 Sold out

Located in an underground location away from the White Night Reimagined crowds and in the heart of Melbourne, the Sensory Underground: Asahi After Dark Bar is set to be the city’s most exciting and unique bar. For the first time, the space below Fed Square…

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Funding & Fidelity – Australia’s Changing Regard for Higher Education in the Last Decade

Members' Lunch with Professor Margaret Gardner AO

Hosted by Justin Bokor

August 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Collins Quarter, 86a Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00 Sold out

We are delighted that Professor Margaret Gardner AO, President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University is joining us for lunch to help celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Professor Gardner last joined us in May, 2014 whilst she was the Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT. She then went on…

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Rain Room – Immerse yourself

A Cultural Life Series event

Hosted by Sally Arnold

August 25 @ 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Rain Room, Corner Ackland and Fitzroy Streets
St Kilda, Victoria
$32.00 Sold out

Having captivated over half a million patrons worldwide, Random International’s monumental artwork, Rain Room, will make its Southern Hemisphere debut in Melbourne in August - and we have tickets! A 100 square metre field of continuous rainfall, Rain Room is a responsive environment engaging all…

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From Waverley to the West Wing

Members' Drinks with Associate Professor Vinay Rane

Hosted by Chris Gallagher

August 29 @ 5:15 am - 7:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$35 38 tickets left

As an obstetrician and gynaecologist, Associate Professor Vinay Rane thinks he has the most wonderful job in the world. He must truly love it, because, despite the most amazing adventure, he came home. In 2014, Vinay was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and, along with his young family,…

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Rain Room – Immerse Yourself encore

A Cultural Life Series event

Hosted by Sally Arnold

August 29 @ 6:20 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Rain Room, Corner Ackland and Fitzroy Streets
St Kilda, Victoria
$32.00 -1 tickets left

Having captivated over half a million patrons worldwide, Random International’s monumental artwork, Rain Room, will make its Southern Hemisphere debut in Melbourne in August - and we have tickets! A 100 square metre field of continuous rainfall, Rain Room is a responsive environment engaging all…

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MF Imbibo – welcome to our new members

A Social Event

Hosted by Simon Savage

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Slate Restaurant and Bar, 9 Goldsbrough Lane
Melbourne,
Free 97 spots left

Winter is almost over and it is time to stop hibernating. Inspired by Manhattan bars, this undercover rooftop bar, hidden at the top of Goldsborough Lane is an oasis in Bourke Street with its toasty heaters is the perfect place to share a beverage and raise…

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September 2019

Flesh after Fifty

Members' Lunch with Dr Martha Hickey

Hosted by Jane Fenton AM

September 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00 14 tickets left

Women over 50 will soon be the largest sector of the population. They make up half the workforce, two thirds of the voluntary sector and make a vital contribution to families, communities and society. Despite this, female images are rarely seen and their bodies largely absent…

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Secrets of the Espy

A Cultural Life Series event

Hosted by Sally Arnold

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Espy, 11 The Esplanade
St Kilda,
$27.00 – $29.00 7 tickets left

A treat for culture lovers, history buffs and those who like a good yarn, this storytelling experience illuminates the little known life of former Hotel Esplanade resident Alfred Felton, Australia’s largest philanthropist to the arts, who lived and died at the 'Espy'. Since reopening its doors in 2018,…

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Focus for Action – Housing for all

An In-house Series event

Hosted by John Ridley AM

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: The Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
$50.00 Sold out

Members’ only ‘Focus for Action’ dinner Facilitated by John Ridley AM and Chris Gallagher Focus for Action is a members’ only, member led event; where members help for-purpose or community organisations address a challenge they are facing by testing ideas, finding practical solutions, building connections…

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