Events

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 375 rsvps
    Uni Pub, 17 London Circuit (opposite the Cupping Room)

    Politics in the Pub: The Rise of the New 'Alt Right'

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    Catch a thought-provoking Politics in the Pub discussion between The Australia Institute Executive Director Ben Oquist and former journalist, author and researcher Phil Dorling. With the rise of the One Nation Party, the resignation of Cory Bernardi, and Trumpism, join us as we discuss the new 'alt right' in Australia, what it means and what can be done.

    Phil Dorling is a respected former journalist, author and researcher who has begun a series of research projects for the Australia Institute regarding the One Nation Party, its policies and where they come from. 

    Ben Oquist is the executive director of the Australia Institute, and a respected political and communications strategist and commentator. Oquist is known for his ability to negotiate across the political spectrum, and is a regular commentator and contributor on SkyNews, The Drum, Crikey, The Guardian and Fairfax publications.