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Laura Tingle

Laura Tingle in conversation

This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

The Courier-Mail's Dennis Atkins is in-conversation with Laura Tingle discussing her Quarterly Essay (QE) Follow the Leader: Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman.

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?

Laura Tingle is chief political correspondent for ABC TV’s 7.30. She won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism in 2004, and Walkley awards in 2005 and 2011. She is the author of Chasing the Future: Recession, Recovery and the New Politics in Australia and two acclaimed Quarterly Essays, Great Expectations and Political Amnesia.

Date:   Friday 12 October

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: 193 Boundary St, West End Qld 4101

Price:   QE & ticket $23.99 / Ticket only $7.50