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October 2021

An Independent Age?

October 27, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

Gay Alcorn was appointed Editor of The Age in September 2020. In its 166 years Ms Alcorn is the first female editor. Her appointment was said to be extremely popular. Since the merger between the Fairfax empire and Nine in 2018, many supporters of Melbourne’s most…

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Can you put a cost on a human life?

October 28, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

We are thrilled that Prof Gigi Foster is joining us from NSW via Zoom. As one of Australia’s leading economics communicators, she argues the case that our lockdowns have been counter productive – that taken together the economic, social and health costs of lockdown are…

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November 2021

Crown Casino — A slap on the wrist? Or something else?

November 10, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free

Following successive inquiries, first in Sydney with Patricia Bergin SC and more recently in Melbourne with Ray Finkelstein QC, Crown Casino is reeling after the most serious findings against the company. Indeed Mr Finkelstein has found that Crown’s actions, including a number of examples of…

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The impact of COVID-19 on universities and the path to recovery

November 11, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

International education was Victoria’s single largest export sector in 2019, worth $13.7 billion and supporting around 79,000 jobs. Over 250,000 international students studied here in 2019, but by December last year that figure had more than halved due to the coronavirus pandemic. Australia’s higher education sector, which had grown reliant on international student fees, has lost billions…

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COP26 – A failure or success?

November 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20

John Connor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Market Institute (CMI) the independent and non-partisan peak industry body for business and climate in Australia. Prior to joining CMI in May 2019, John Connor served for over two years as Executive Director of the…

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Moments in time…

November 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

On November 22, 1963, an exchange student from Australia attended a breakfast given in honour of President Kennedy in Texas. It was from this event that the President and Mrs Kennedy flew to Dallas and the assassination. It is amazing how pivotal world events can…

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Why women in Australia’s parliament matter

November 23, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free

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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Giving effect to the Uluru Statement

November 24, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

Since the powerful Uluru Statement from the Heart was delivered in May 2017 there has been a debate about how to give effect to it.  The debate has focused on whether it should be in the form of Constitutional recognition through an amendment, or whether…

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Arts Resurrection from “THE” Artists

November 29, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
Free – $20.00

Join us in a celebration of the revival of the Arts world  in Australia. Rachael Beesley and Adrian Burnett will join forces to engage you in the Arts Resurrection that is happening now. While Rachael’s European performances were cancelled in the past 18 months she is now…

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Melbourne Forum 2021 AGM

November 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Kelvin Club, Melbourne Place
Melbourne,
Free

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Melbourne Forum Limited will be held at 5.00pm sharp on Tuesday 30 November 2020 at the Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place Melbourne. The business of the AGM is attached.   Links to access the meeting…

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