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Past events

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 07:30 PM
    Uni Pub in Canberra, Australia

    Politics in the Pub - Cathy McGowan MP

    Cathy McGowan shot to prominence by winning the seat of Indi from former Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella in the last Federal election. Her community based campaign was the first of its type, spearheaded by a woman who is known for her unorthodox successes.

    Her grassroots campaign style, which won her a seat from a supposedly safe incumbent, now inspires communities and prospective independents to engage in politics. A life member of Australian Women in Agriculture, Cathy has also been responsible for setting up similar organisations in Ireland, Papua New Guinea and India. Cathy will talk about her experience in politics so far, her innovative campaign, and will take questions from the floor.

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 06:30 PM
    Lounge Bar, Level 3, Uni Pub, in Canberra, Australia

    An evening with Anthony Albanese

    Come along to our next Politics in the Pub, an evening with Anthony Albanese.

    Anthony is the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and the Shadow Minister for Tourism. In the last government Anthony was Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the House of Representatives.

    As well as his political interests, Anthony is an avid supporter of the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He will surely talk about their recent win as well as express his views on politics. Questions will be taken from the floor so come along and ask Anthony something yourself.

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Uniting Church Hall in Muswellbrook, Australia

    The Battle for Jobs in the Hunter - Muswellbrook

    Local economies need local jobs to thrive. But can coal and gas, horse breeding, viticulture and tourism co-exist?

    Join us to discuss the future of jobs in the Hunter and where they will come from.

    Speakers: TAI's Richard Denniss and NSW Minerals Council's Stephen Galilee (invited).

    We'll be coming to:

    Muswellbrook - Tuesday 11 November, 6-7pm, Uniting Church Hall, Bridge Street
    Gloucester - Wednesday 12 November, 6-7pm, Senior Citizens Centre, 30 Hume Street
    Newcastle - Thursday 13 November, 6-7pm Newcastle City Hall, Hunter Room.

    For more info: http://www.tai.org.au/content/battle-jobs-hunter

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Senior Citizens Centre in Gloucester, Australia

    The Battle for Jobs in the Hunter - Gloucester

    Local economies need local jobs to thrive. But can coal and gas, horse breeding, viticulture and tourism co-exist?

    Join us to discuss the future of jobs in the Hunter and where they will come from.

    Speakers: TAI's Richard Denniss and NSW Minerals Council's Stephen Galilee (invited).

    We'll be coming to:

    Muswellbrook - Tuesday 11 November, 6-7pm, Uniting Church Hall, Bridge Street
    Gloucester - Wednesday 12 November, 6-7pm, Senior Citizens Centre, 30 Hume Street
    Newcastle - Thursday 13 November, 6-7pm Newcastle City Hall, Hunter Room.

    For more info: http://www.tai.org.au/content/battle-jobs-hunter

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Newcastle City Hall, Hunter Room in Newcastle, Australia

    The Battle for Jobs in the Hunter - Newcastle

    Local economies need local jobs to thrive. But can coal and gas, horse breeding, viticulture and tourism co-exist?

    Join us to discuss the future of jobs in the Hunter and where they will come from.

    Speakers: TAI's Richard Denniss and NSW Minerals Council's Stephen Galilee (invited).

    We'll be coming to:

    Muswellbrook - Tuesday 11 November, 6-7pm, Uniting Church Hall, Bridge Street
    Gloucester - Wednesday 12 November, 6-7pm, Senior Citizens Centre, 30 Hume Street
    Newcastle - Thursday 13 November, 6-7pm Newcastle City Hall, Hunter Room.

    For more info: http://www.tai.org.au/content/battle-jobs-hunter

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Lounge Bar, Level 3, Uni Pub, in Canberra, Australia

    Politics in the Pub - Divestment Themed

    Come along to our next Politics in the Pub.

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Lounge Bar, Level 3, Uni Pub, in Canberra, Australia

    Christmas Politics in the Pub

    Come along to our next Politics in the Pub.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at 06:00 PM

    Manning Clark Lecture - What will Australia be when it grows up?


    180280x190px.jpgDr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute, will deliver the 2015 Manning Clark Lecture.

    What will Australia be when it grows up? While such questions are often asked of our children they are rarely asked of our country. This lack of inquiry about our future could reflect widespread acceptance that rapid population growth and economic growth constitute our ‘growing up’. Or the relative silence on our future might also reflect the narrowness of political leaders whose vision for our future is confined to the size of the budget deficit.

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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Lounge Bar, Level 3, Uni Pub, in Canberra, Australia

    Politics in the Pub - Julian Cribb, The Age of Food

    Come along to Politics in the Pub with Julian Cribb, the author of The Coming Famine and Poisoned Planet. 

    Dramatic evolution in the global diet, cuisine and consumer preferences will, over coming decades, reshape the foods we eat more profoundly than at any time in history. Driven by emerging scarcities of land, water, oil, nutrients and fish and changes in the climate that gave rise to agriculture, our diet is poised to change profoundly to a sustainable, nutritious, healthy world diet and offer many new opportunities in what is now The Age of Food.

    This is a joint event between The Australia Institute and the United Nations Association of Australia. The UNAA is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to informing the community about the work of the United Nations and seeking to advance the goals of the UN in Australia and around the world.

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  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    Uni Pub in Canberra, Australia

    Politics in the Pub with Brenton Prosser & Richard Denniss

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    Brenton Prosser and Richard Denniss will discuss their new book Minority Policy: Rethinking governance when parliament matters at Politics in the Pub Canberra on Wednesday 25th March. 

    After a period of minority in both houses of the Australian parliament and as the Abbott Government faces the most complex Senate in modern history, this book provides new insight into the supposed chaos on the hill. Do single issue MPs have too much power? Are back-benchers running the government? Is our democracy racing to hell in a hand-basket? Denniss and Prosser will delve into a reality of contemporary Australian politics, where previously marginal MPs have become key players in public policy. In doing so, they offer a new approach to linking policy studies with both political science and the real world of politics.