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November 2018

Richard Heathcote – ‘The Heritage of Carrick Hill’

November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45

Richard Heathcote was born in the UK and has lived in Australia for 39 years.  Richard is currently Director of Benefaction at Carrick Hill historic house and garden in Adelaide.  He previously worked in Victoria, where for a decade he managed Rippon Lea Estate, the National Trust’s flagship property in Melbourne. Richard has broadcast and published on art, heritage buildings and gardens.  He has an extensive knowledge of the collections, architecture and social history of the English Country House.  Awarded…

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October 2018

Grant Stevens, South Australian Police Commissioner

October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Royal Coach, 24 Dequetteville Terrace
Kent Town SA, SA 5067 Australia
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$45

Grant Stevens has been Commissioner of the South Australian Police Force since July 2015, with 36 years of policing experience, including over 7 years as an Assistant Commissioner and 3 years as Deputy Commissioner.   As Commissioner, Grant is a member of a wide range of Executive Boards and Committees at state and national levels.  These oversee the critical issues involved in law enforcement, security and counter-terrorism, emergency management, justice reform, road safety and community safety generally.   Grant’s key…

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September 2018

Sharon Hanlon – Crime Stoppers

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Royal Coach, 24 Dequetteville Terrace
Kent Town SA, SA 5067 Australia
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$45

Sharon Hanlon was appointed a Board Member of Crime Stoppers South Australia in 2011.  Today, she is Chair of Crime Stoppers SA, Deputy Chair of Crime Stoppers Australia, and a Director of Crime Stoppers International, which is headquartered in The Netherlands. In Australia, a Crime Stoppers program operates in every State and Territory and they are considered a vital and intrinsic component of the national law enforcement landscape.  Each program is licensed by Crime Stoppers Australia, which coordinates national appeals…

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August 2018

Tim Fischer AC – ‘Tango in Trains and Travel’

August 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Oval
North Adelaide, SA Australia
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$45.00

Tim Fischer was born at Lockhart on May 3rd1946.  He was educated at Xavier College in Melbourne and conscripted into the Australian Army from 1966 – 1969, serving with the 1 RAR in both Australia and the Vietnam War, before returning to the family farm at Boree Creek in southern NSW. Tim was elected to the NSW State Parliament in 1971, where he served on a number of Parliamentary Committees and became National Party Whip. He resigned from State politics in…

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July 2018

Brenton Cox – Adelaide Airport

July 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45

Brenton Cox is the Executive General Manager – Finance & Corporate at the Adelaide Airport.  He is responsible for the sound financial and commercially prudent conduct of the business, including effective reporting and stakeholder communications.   Brenton has previously served as a non-executive Director of Sydney Airport and Hobart Airport and is currently on the Divisional Council of the Property Council in South Australia.   Brenton was previously an Executive with Macquarie Capital in London and Sydney, MAp Airports and…

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June 2018

David Koch, Channel Seven Sunrise and Chairman Port Power AFL

June 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Oval
North Adelaide, SA Australia
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$45

David was born in Adelaide, trained as an accountant, but started as a cadet on the business pages of the Advertiserand then BRWmagazine.  He was one of the founders of consumer finance journalism in Australia.  David has launched a number of publications including Personal Investment, BusinessMagazine, New Accountant and Money Managementmagazine and has written several books on family and business financial management. David has received a number of awards for his achievements in both the financial journalism and small business…

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May 2018

Bus trip to Monarto Zoo

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monarto Zoo

Bus available from city.

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April 2018

Ian Smith (UK Consul) – “Are we stuffed, or is it just a phase?”

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Ian Smith is the founding partner of Bespoke Approach, an Australian-based corporate and political advisory firm established in July 2008. Ian was previously CEO of Gavin Anderson & Company (Australia). He has been a media advisor to former Liberal leaders in South Australia and Victoria and has advised the Australian Federal Government on policy reforms and the sales of public assets. Ian is actively involved in refugee advocacy. He chairs the Barefoot to Boots Foundation, a charity that supports refugees…

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March 2018

Robert Wainwright – ‘Why Muriel Matters and still does’

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$40.00

Robert Wainwright has been a journalist for 25 years, rising from the grassroots of country journalism in Western Australia to a senior writer with The Sydney Morning Herald. His career has ranged from politics to crime, always focusing on the people behind the major news of the day. Fascinated by characters and what drives them, he has written books about a diverse group which include: Rose Porteous; Caroline Byrne; Martin Bryant; Sheila Chisholm – the Australian beauty who bewitched British…

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February 2018

Professor Samantha Hepburn PhD, LLM, BA/LLM ‘Public Interest Responsibilities within an evolving Australian Energy Framework’

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45

Professor Samantha Hepburn is the Director of the Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Law at Deakin University.  Samantha has extensive experience researching and teaching in natural resources law including mining and energy law, environmental law and property and land law.  Samantha has written numerous books, including a Mining and Energy Law book for Cambridge University Press as well as many scholarly articles and opinion pieces in her fields of research.  Samantha regularly contributes to public discussion on media forums including radio national, radio 5aa and The Conversation (where…

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December 2017

Liz Hawkins – “Redeveloping Adelaide Festival Centre and Her Majesty’s Theatre”

December 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Liz Hawkins is the Director of Programming, Development and Venue Sales at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Liz has just returned from Hong Kong and has exciting news about the 2018 Adelaide Festival and what is happening at the Adelaide Festival Centre. We are fortunate to have Liz as our speaker as the CEO Douglas Gautier has commitments overseas. Liz is a professional arts administrator and performer, with over 30 years experience in project management, programming and fundraising. In 2010 Liz…

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November 2017

Margot Forster CSM – “The Role of the Defence Training Team in South Australia.”

November 14, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45

Margot Forster is a graduate of the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, with a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies. Ms Forster has held a number of important positions during her career, including Base Commander RAAF Base Williams, Commanding Officer Combat Support Unit Williams and Chief of Staff of the Aerospace Operational Support Group. In 2012, Ms Forster was promoted to Group Captain and appointed as Director, Pathway to Change. Margot then took up the position of Chief…

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October 2017

The Honourable Anna Bligh AC – “Update on the Economic Impact of Taxes on Banks”

October 10, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45.00

Anna Bligh is the Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association, working to strengthen the culture in banking and improve customer experience. Anna has had a long and distinguished career in politics. She was Premier of Queensland for almost five years and led the response and recovery effort to devastating floods in January 2011. Prior to joining the ABA, Anna was the CEO of YWCA NSW, a not-for-profit organisation striving to build a safer world for women and children with…

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August 2017

Professor Emeritus Rosemary Ryall BSc (Hons), PhD, DSc. – “Gifts of the Body and the Needs of Medicine”

August 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45.00

Professor Emeritus Rosemary Ryall retired in 2010 from her position as Chief Medical Scientist and Professor of Urological Research in the Department of Surgery at the Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, South Australia.   Rose’s initial involvement in the urodynamics service of the Urology Unit developed into a role oriented more to basic urological research, with her primary interests focused on biochemical factors, especially proteins, affecting the formation of human kidney stones. She has delivered 50 invited international lectures…

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July 2017

Dr Jeff Nicholas KJSJ – “The Streets of Adelaide”

July 25, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45.00

Dr Jeffery Howard Nicholas considers himself to be a quintessential South Australian. Born in Mt Gambier at the beginning of World War II, his early education could only be described as truncated, as the family moved from one government appointment to another. Moving gave him a wide appreciation of country life before he finally settled in Adelaide to further his education. Matriculating from Adelaide Boys High School, Dr Nicholas attended Adelaide Teachers College and The University of Adelaide, with appointments…

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June 2017

Nick Cater – “Bill Leak Versus the Wowsers”

June 27, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45

Nick Cater is Executive Director of The Menzies Research Centre, an Australian public policy institute and writes a weekly column for The Australian. Nick grew up in England and studied sociology at the University of Exeter before joining the BBC as a journalist. He moved to Australia in 1989 to work for News Corp Australia, where he held a number of senior positions including Hong Kong correspondent and Editor of The Weekend Australian. Cater is the author of The Lucky…

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May 2017

Speaker Natalie Luscombe-Marsh BSc., PhD – “Enhancing Good Health Across the Decades”

May 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45

Dr. Natalie Luscombe-Marsh is a Research Scientist at the CSIRO Food and Nutrition Department and an Affiliate Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Natalie’s long-standing research interest relates to the mechanisms underlying weight loss induced by high protein, energy-restricted diets in healthy and clinical populations, including overweight and obese patients. She is also interested in defining the detection and signaling pathways for protein – particularly L-glutamate. A third area of interest relates to nutrition in the elderly and Natalie…

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March 2017

Professor Jon Adams BA (Hons), MA, PhD – “Why Should We Care About the Use and Practice of Complementary Medicine”

March 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45

Professor Jon Adams is Professor of Public Health and Director of the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) at the Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney. Jon holds an ARC Professorial Future Fellowship, is a Senior Fellow of the Oxford International Research Leadership Program, and is National Convenor of the Public Health Association of Australia. Professor Adams has authored over 360 peer-reviewed publications since 2000. Jon has an extensive track record and over 20 years of…

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February 2017

Dr. Niki Vincent PhD, SA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity -“What Does The Equal Opportunity Commission Do?”

February 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Dr. Vincent commenced a 5-year appointment as the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity on May 26th 2016. Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, she held the position of CEO of the Leaders Institute of SA for almost 14 years. In addition, Niki held an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the University of South Australia's Business School. Niki is a board member of Time for Kids Inc. and serves on the Advisory Councils for the Committee for Economic Development of…

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December 2016

Jacqui Storey – “Sea Change: A Mental Shift”

December 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$35

Jacqui Storey is the Project Coordinator for Ageing and Communities at the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Design degree from the Queensland University of Technology and a Masters of Applied Project Management from the University of Adelaide. Her career has included social and environmental sustainability consultancy work and project coordination across the not-for-profit, commercial and tertiary sectors. Jacqui brings great enthusiasm and energy to all her…

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November 2016

His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia – “Reflections on two years as Governor of South Australia”

November 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$45

His Excellency was born in South Vietnam in 1954. He attended Dalat University, but fled Vietnam from the new communist regime in 1977, and came to Darwin in an open boat. The Governor attended the University of Adelaide, receiving an economics and accounting degree and an MBA. He was a señor investigator and manager with ASIC from the early 1990's until his retirement in 2009. His Excellency was awarded an Australian Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001 for service to…

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October 2016

‘The Life of Sir Hubert Wilkins’ – Carolyn Spooner BA (Hons), Dip. Lib. Studies

October 25, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Carolyn has worked at the State Library for 37 years and loves its mix of heritage collections and the latest technology. She currently delivers community-learning programs, assists researchers, and coordinates the Library’s transcription program. Carolyn explores the life of the little-known South Australian Sir Hubert Wilkins—polar explorer but so much more—in a slideshow of sumptuous images from the collections of the State Library, from rare books to a ticket to hear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Adelaide Town Hall…

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September 2016

City of Adelaide Councillor Philip Martin – ‘Behind the Scenes in Public Broadcasting and the Adelaide City Council’

September 27, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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August 2016

“This is Australia: We should behave better” – Julian Burnside AO QC

August 10, 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Julian Burnside AO QC Julian Burnside is a barrister based in Melbourne.  He specialises in commercial litigation.  He joined the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 1989. He acted for the Ok Tedi natives against BHP, for Alan Bond in fraud trials, for Rose Porteous in numerous actions against Gina Rinehart, and for the Maritime Union of Australia in the 1998 waterfront dispute against Patrick Stevedores. He was Senior Counsel assisting the Australian Broadcasting Authority in the “Cash for Comment” inquiry and was senior counsel for Liberty Victoria…

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July 2016

Travel Trends for 2016 – 2017 – Phillip Hoffmann B.Sc., Dip. Ed., MACE, MAITT, TM, AM

July 26, 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Phillip commenced his working career as a teacher, before establishing his own travel company – Phil Hoffmann Travel – in Adelaide in 1990. Driven by Phil’s genuine passion and energy, the company has grown dynamically over the last 25 years and now has 250 employees in 10 branches, with an annual turnover of over $220 million. The company has been recognised with many awards and Phil has also held many important positions within the travel, tourism and family business sectors.…

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June 2016

What does ICAC do? – Hon. Bruce Lander QC, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

June 21, 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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On 19 February 2013, it was announced that the Honourable Justice Lander would be South Australia’s first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. The Hon. Bruce Lander QC, as he now is, was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in March 1969. He practised as a solicitor until 1981 when he signed the Bar Roll. In 1986 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel. In November 1994 he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court…

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May 2016

“Can tax reform make us much better off?” – Paul Kerin

May 17, 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Professor Paul Kerin is Head of the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide. He also writes a monthly column on governance issues for Company Director Magazine (  published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors) and is a member of the Social-Economic Modelling Committee of the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle(South Australia). Paul’s career has spanned the academic, business, media, public policy, regulatory and not-for profit sectors. Past roles include: Professorial Fellow in Strategy at Melbourne…

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April 2016

Vincent Ciccarello – “Is the ASO relevant in 2016?”

April 26, 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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OUR SPEAKER Vincent Ciccarello has been actively involved in classical music for almost 30 years. He studied piano and musicology at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide and became active in arts admin as manager of Elder Hall, the Adelaide Chamber Singers and Elder Conservatorium Youth Orchestra, before taking up the role of Orchestra Resources Manager of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (1990-1994). He left the QSO in 1994 and was appointed Head of Opera and Classical…

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March 2016

Rob Chapman FAICD, F FIN – “The Business of Football”

March 23, 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Rob Chapman FAICD, F FIN Rob Chapman has been the CEO of two of Australia’s largest banks (Bank SA and St George) during the past 15 years. He is now a professional director and owner of many companies including Chair of the State’s largest piece of infrastructure, the award-winning Adelaide Airport. Rob has recently accepted a government appointment to chair the state’s most important advisory board, Investment Attraction South Australia, designed to attract foreign investment to our state. Rob is…

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February 2016

The British High Commissioner to Australia, Menna Rawlings CMG

February 23, 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Menna Rawlings has been British High Commissioner to Australia since April 2015. Menna joined the FCO in 1989 and has served in a wide range of Diplomatic Service roles. She was most recently a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Management Board as HR Director. This followed postings to Washington DC, Ghana, Israel, Kenya and Brussels. In London, she has served as Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary as well as in Press Office and the Africa and…

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“My Last Hurrah” Sundowner with David Sefton

February 10, 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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David Sefton is set to become the first Artistic Director to deliver four consecutive Adelaide Festivals after being offered the opportunity to curate the 2016 festival. Adelaide Festival Chair, Richard Ryan AO, said: “Since David moved to Adelaide in 2011 the board has been impressed with his shrewd mixture of bold programming and his determination to deliver a unique festival that stands as the premier Arts event in Australia”. David began his career as a publisher, music journalist and promoter,…

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December 2015

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry at the Burnside Civic Centre SUNDOWNER

December 4, 2015

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is currently touring the world and will be on display. There will also be a talk about it given by its travelling curator. A project to involve communities around the world in celebration of Scottish heritage and culture, the people and places which connect Scotland to its global diaspora. Scots have migrated all over the world and have often had a profound impact on the areas where they settled. This project brought together stories from more than…

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November 2015

Dr Leanna Read, Chief Scientist of South Australia. “Innovate or Perish – which will it be for South Australia?”At the Adelaide Oval

November 24, 2015
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Oval
North Adelaide, SA Australia
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Dr Leanna Read is South Australia's fourth Chief Scientist and the first woman to hold the position. A renowned biotechnologist, she brings a wealth of executive, board and investment experience in technology-based businesses. In addition to her Chief Scientist role, Leanna chairs the Cooperative Research Centre for Cell Therapy Manufacturing and is a member of the SA Economic Development Board, as well as the Council of the University of South Australia.  She is also a member of BioAngels which supports…

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October 2015

Senator Nick Xenophon

October 28, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Independent Senator for South Australia

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September 2015

Stephanie McCarthy presents Tom Price 1852-1909

September 29, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Stephanie McCarthy is a South Australian author who has been writing books, screenplay, television, and plays for stage and radio for 35 years, winning major awards especially for her radio dramas produced by the BBC and the ABC. She has been a book reviewer and is a teacher of both adults and children, conducting workshops and inspirational speeches on the subject of creative writing, and more recently on the subject of TOM PRICE – from Stonecutter to Premier. A script…

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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) The Governor-General of Australia

September 2, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Peter Cosgrove was born in Sydney in 1947.  The son of a soldier, he attended Waverley College in Sydney and graduated in 1968 from the Royal Military College, Duntroon. Early in his military career, he fought in Vietnam, commanding a rifle platoon.  He was awarded the Military Cross in 1971 for his performance and leadership during an assault on enemy positions. In 1972, he served as Aide de Camp to Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck.  He returned to regimental life as…

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July 2015

Geoff Sandford

July 28, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Geoff grew up on a fruit block in Vale Park. Licensed Surveyor and spent eight years, from 1969 to 1978, in geodetic and cadastral surveying with the Department of Lands in South Australia. In 1978 undertook thirteen years in the coal mining and construction industry in the far north of South Australia. In 1991 returned to the government to work as the Regional Surveyor at the Berri  office of the Department of Lands. Three years later took on the job…

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June 2015

Mat McLachlan presents GALLIPOLI & WESTERN FRONT

June 30, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Mat McLachlan is a leading Australian War Historian, He worked for fifteen years as a writer and editor before dedicating himself fulltime to his passion, Australian military history .His first book, “Walking with the Anzacs”, was published in 2007 and has been reprinted six times. A fully revised edition will be released this year. His second book, Gallipoli: “The Battlefield Guide”, was published in 2010, also with a fully revised edition to be released this year. Mat appears regularly on…

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May 2015

Members bus trip to the Birdwood Motor Museum

May 17, 2015
National Motor Museum, Birdwood, Shannon St
Birdwood, SA 5234 Australia
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April 2015

Rod Hook presents Transforming our City

April 21, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Rod Hook had a major impact on public transport services in Adelaide. As Head of Transport and Infrastructure he was responsible for 3,500 staff and held the positions of Commissioner of Highways, the State’s Rail Commissioner and the State’s Coordinator-General. Rod was involved in delivering major infrastructure projects including: Holdfast Shores Redevelopment, West Beach Boat Harbor, Adelaide Convention Centre Redevelopments and the Riverbank Footbridge, Major elite sporting facilities including the State Aquatic and Leisure Centre and the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment,…

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March 2015

When car production folds, what next for South Australia

March 31, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd),born in Adelaide and educated at Elizabeth East Primary School and Elizabeth High School, was the 34th Governor of South Australia from 2007 to 2014. He served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1968, on HMAS Sydney during the Vietnam War and as the commander of HMAS Cerberus between 1995 and 1997. He also specialised in military logistics and procurement, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral and Head of Maritime…

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February 2015

Moving Forward: the new Adelaide City Council’s Vision for the City

February 24, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Adelaide’s newest Lord Mayor, Martin Haese, was elected in November last year. He was born and raised in Adelaide. As a city resident, business owner and educator, Martin is committed to serving the City of Adelaide. Martin is married to Genevieve, an advertising and global communications professional, with whom he operates a city based consultancy firm. At 27 years of age, Martin opened his first retail store in Regent Arcade and grew that business into a successful national enterprise, with…

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Sundowner February 2015

February 17, 2015
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Oval
North Adelaide, SA Australia
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The club has a great opportunity for a guided tour of the Adelaide Oval. The tour will be conducted by two of our executive members, Dr. Peter Hammond and Mr. Paul Turner After the tour there will be canapés and drinks in room one, level 3, riverbank stand, and an address by the CEO of the SMA Andrew Daniels.

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January 2015

Australia and Xi Jinping’s China

January 30, 2015
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Her Excellency Frances Adamson who was born in Adelaide, is the Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Ms Adamson arrived in Beijing on 8th August, 2011,and presented her credentials to the President of the People’s Republic of china, HE Hu Jintao, on 16th August,2011. Ms Adamson served in the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong in the late 1980’s during the early years of China’s reform and opening, and first visited mainland China in 1987. She was seconded as…

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December 2014

Commonwealth Club of Adelaide Sundowner

December 9, 2014
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Born in 1950 and educated at Prince Alfred College, Glenn is a fifth generation Cooper. Glenn started off his working career by gaining qualifications in electronic engineering and later in computing and marketing. After his completion of studies, Glenn entered into the computing field with a company called Anderson Digital Equipment. After two years with this company, Glenn moved to Melbourne to take up his new role of National Distribution Manager. In 1983 he returned to SA to set up…

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November 2014

Centenary of First World War – The Telling of Our Story

November 7, 2014
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Oval
North Adelaide, SA Australia
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Dr. Brendan Nelson commenced as Director of the Australian War Memorial on 17th December, 2012.  Prior to this he was the Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, The European Union and NATO(2009-12). Apart from overseeing a major transformation in Australia’s relationships with the European Union and NATO, Dr. Nelson forged deep links with the communities of Flanders, where almost 13,000 Australians lost their lives during the First World War. He regularly made the trip from Brussells to the Ypres (Menin Gate)…

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October 2014

The Digger’s Doctor, A Life of Service

October 21, 2014
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Dr. Donald Beard has had an extraordinary career. He has been quoted as a man of substance in war and in peace. He graduated in 1947 M.B, B.S. (Adel). and joined the Citizen Military Forces. He took up appointment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and in 1949 he was sent to Japan for 12 months as part of the Occupation forces. He chose to stay for an additional six months. He was involved in the Korean War 1950/1 assisting with…

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September 2014

Australian and African Commonwealth Perspectives

September 29, 2014
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Bishop Michael Musale serves as the General Overseer of Christ Victory Gospel Ministries, and President of Victory Christian School, both located in Turbo, Kenya. Michael was born and raised in Nairobi in the era when Britain was gradually relinquishing responsibility for a number of African nations, including Kenya Hence he was privileged to be one of the first African children to study at the prestigious Prince of Wales School in Nairobi. From there he gained a tertiary qualification and taught…

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Budgets, lies and videotape-a contemporary take on the inter-change between politics, the media and the mainstream.

September 23, 2014
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August 2014

Can Tourism Significantly Contribute to Revive the Fortunes of SA

August 19, 2014
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Singapore Airlines this year is celebrating 30 years in Adelaide. Hugh Chevrant Breton is the current South Australian Manager, having served twice in the position. Hugh was born in France in 1957. He lived and studied in Paris and graduated from a private Tourism University. Between 1977 and 1982 he was a full time tour guide both in France and around the world. He migrated to Australia (Sydney) in 1982 and joined Singapore Airlines in 1989. During the last 25…

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July 2014

Leptin: from satiety to cognition-summary of a 19 year longitudinal project

July 29, 2014
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June 2014

The Royal Adelaide Show – 175 years of vision and influence

June 20, 2014
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April 2014

The challenges for policing in South Australia

April 22, 2014
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March 2014

George Goyder and the line of reliable rainfall: why the first settler insight into Australia’s variable climate came from South Australia

March 25, 2014
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February 2014

Ernest Shackleton voyage re-enactment

February 25, 2014
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April 2012

Commonwealth Club – Memories of the 1st 100 years

April 15, 2012

Keith Conlon launches the  history of the first 100 years of the Commonwealth Club of Adelaide.

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