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September 2021

The increasingly challenging ethical questions posed by Covid-19

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under the Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

Covid-19 raises an extraordinary number of challenging ethical questions for us as individuals and as part of a wider society. Many of these questions are coming into very sharp focus as talk of 'opening up' escalates. How will we decide what is an acceptable level…

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October 2021

A Leader in the House

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
A Zoom event under the Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

MF member Chris Kotur is also the inaugural Leader in Residence at our alliance partner Leadership Victoria. She is a very experienced strategist and facilitator and a trusted adviser to leaders in many fields. She has been involved in the design of successful leadership programs.…

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Challenges, opportunities and impact of Start-ups in Victoria’s future

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under the Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

The StartUp sector in Victoria is a rapidly growing part of Victoria’s future economic recovery as it can quickly adopt new ideas or approaches to problems and has a jobs multiplier effect. In 2020 (prior to Covid-19), the sector doubled in just one year, with…

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The Carbon Club

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under the Chatham House rule
Free

Marian Wilkinson is one of Australia's best known journalists. At various times she has been Editor of 4 Corners, where she is presently Senior Reporter and has worked at all Australian major newspapers; she has worked for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald where she…

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Power of Belief

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free 1 spot left

What do we believe? Who do we believe? Why do we believe? are the central questions raised in this book. From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief. To write The Believer: Encounters with love, death & faith (Text Publishing,…

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Melbourne – Our cultural capital???

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

Are we getting value for our spend on the arts in Victoria? A Twentieth Century Opera Company Richard Mills AM FAHA is a highly regarded Australian conductor and composer. He is the Artistic Director of the Victorian Opera whose “mission is to reimagine the potential…

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November 2021

Problems confronting the ABC

November 15 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Free – $35 Sold out

It’s Time for a Drink! We are so excited to welcome you back that as a THANK YOU to our members, our Chairman and Board have called “drinks on us” and are paying the bill. Members’ Drinks will return at fortyfivedownstairs (and yes, by all…

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MF Study Tour: Victorian “On Country” Aboriginal Immersion

November 23 @ 8:00 am - November 26 @ 6:30 pm
A Zoom event under the Chatham House rule

Connecting with the land connects us with our most true nature. We are very proud to be working with one of our members, Gareth Andrews, to bring you this exclusive Victorian "On Country" Aboriginal Immersion study tour on November 23-26 2021. A rough guide of…

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Why women in Australia’s parliament matter

November 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free 6 spots left

Reading the book by former MP Kate Ellis will give you an idea of the good, the bad and the ugly of life as a woman in Australian politics. Sex, Lies and Question Time: Why the successes and struggles of women in Australia’s parliament matter to us…

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