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Upcoming events

Damien Cahill

Book Launch: Wrong Way

In Wrong Way, Australia’s leading economists and public intellectuals do a cost-benefit analysis of the key economic reforms. Have they given us a better society, as promised? Find out at this exclusive book event. 

Date:   Friday 21 September

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037

Price:   This is a free event

Laura Tingle

Talk: Laura Tingle on Modern Political Leadership

What has gone wrong with political leadership in Australia? And are things likely to change with a change of leader or government?

In this crisp and timely essay, Laura Tingle examines political leadership in general – some profiles in courage, and cunning – as well as styles of leadership. She looks at Macron and Merkel, Keating and Obama.

Tingle notes that leaders must command not only their country, but also their party. Where does this leave Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten? She observes that Turnbull came to power seeking to do the opposite of everything Tony Abbott did, but neither leader’s approach has been seen as a success. Why? And what can Australia’s next prime minister learn from this?

Date:   Saturday 22 September

Time:   3:30pm

Venue: State Library of New South Wales

Price:   General Admission: $10.00 / State Library Friends Members: FREE

Laura Tingle

Laura Tingle in conversation

Laura Tingle’s latest Quarterly Essay asks what has gone wrong with political leadership in Australia? Come along to hear Laura Tingle examine political leadership in general – including profiles in courage, and cunning – as well as styles of leadership from Macron and Merkel to Keating and Obama.

Tingle will be joined in conversation by James Button.
Free, but please book here.

Date:   Sunday 30 September

Time:   2:00pm

Venue: Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

Price:   This is a free event