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February 2022

Australian politics has never been perfect, but…

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

The well known film producer, Bob Weis, and MF member, Noel Turnbull met at St Kilda Sea Baths. One day Bob suggested Australia needed something like the US Lincoln Project to campaign in Australia. As a result they set up the Truth and Integrity Project…

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An Ugly Truth

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free 7 spots left

Award-winning New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang unveil the tech story of our times in a riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé that offers the definitive account of Facebook’s fall from grace in their book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Harper July 2021). Once…

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February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 5 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Victoria 3000
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$37.00 – $38 12 tickets left

Have you wanted to wander through the Lume but have no one to go with? Join other members of the Melbourne Forum and their guests, as we step into The Lume, Melbourne is an epic adventure into art. Australia’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s first permanent…

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Christians: The Urgent Case For Jesus In Our World

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

In a time that Religion is rarely discussed, Greg Sheridan is uncovering Christians in today's world - among them political leaders and young activists offering the radical Christian interpretation of love to their generation; journey's of those who have been guided by faith; the dynamic…

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February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Capitol, Melbourne, Melbourne, 113 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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$62.00 – $63 5 tickets left

Join other Melbourne Forum members when we go to see MONO: A Three-Person One-Man Show. A comedy tour de farce from three of Australia’s best loved performers. Noeline Brown (The Naked Vicar Show), Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) and John Wood (Blue Heelers) are the entire cast of “Mono”; the…

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Election 2022: What You Need to Know

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

"This year's election contest between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese is set to break the rules of politics" - Paul Kelly With both the State and Federal elections occurring in 2022, the Program Committee will be committing to the Political theme throughout the year -…

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March 2022

MF Study Tour: Victorian “On Country” Aboriginal Immersion

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 6:30 pm

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 March 1 through to March 4, 2022.…

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The Remarkable Odyssey Of Angela Merkel

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free 13 spots left

The definitive account of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful—and elusive—woman in the world. The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey Of Angela Merkel (Simon & Schuster, October 2021) by Kati Marton is at once a riveting political…

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April 2022

What Next For Russia?

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free 12 spots left

Russia ​is ​a major global force, demanding rigorous and clear-minded analysis. In this interest group discussion, we examine recent and current events through the following book, article and report: ->Putin’s Playbook ->Russia’s threats place Europe at a pivotal moment -> Myths and misconceptions in the debate…

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May 2022

An Australian Way for a Renewable Energy Future

May 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00 24 tickets left

Our continent is rich in renewable resources. We’re bathed in sun, have plenty of wind and there’s no shortage of storage potential, yet 75% of our electricity is still produced by burning coal and gas. More than a third of our greenhouse gas emissions come…

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