Leadership Lunches

The End of a Pax Americana?
25 February 2020 12:30PM
Herbert Smith Freehills, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, Australia

For the past seventy or so years, the United States of America has been the bastion of freedom and democracy, shining the light of its noble ideals around the world and championing those ideals whenever…

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Credlin on 2019
03 December 2019 12:30PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

A political overview of 2019 from Peta Credlin, host of Credlin on Sky News Live and former chief of staff to Prime Minister Tony Abbott. For years, the polls, press gallery and betting markets pointed to a solid…

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Boris Johnson and British Conservatism
09 September 2019 12:15PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

Hear from Simon Heffer, a leading conservative commentator who has known Boris Johnson for three decades, as we discuss the UK's newest and most enigmatic leader. The British Conservative grassroots have voted Boris Johnson for…

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The rise and fall of the liberal international order
06 August 2019 12:15PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

The so-called rules-based international order is under serious threat. But it is a mistake to blame Donald Trump. In fact, that order was bound to fail, because the key policies on which it rested are…

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The banking sector after Hayne
13 June 2019 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Anna Bligh & Simon Cowan [gallery columns="2" size="large" link="none" ids="37810,37809,37808,37807,37806,37805,37803,37801" orderby="rand"]

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Post-election challenges for the centre-right
22 May 2019 12:15PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

For sound analysis of the state of conservative politics, please join Sir Bill English (former New Zealand prime minister), Sir Craig Oliver (former director of politics and communications to British prime minister David Cameron and currently a Principal with…

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Britain after Brexit
30 April 2019 12:15PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

Pundits all too often call political fiascos “circuses.” But rarely does a political class oblige by providing several rings of entertainment at once. Such has been the British Conservative government’s attempts to leave the European…

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Amanda Stoker
28 February 2019 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Queensland LNP Senator Amanda Stoker will be visited the CIS for our first Leadership Lunch of 2019. With a strong desire to see Australia return to a country of opportunity based on centre-right beliefs, Senator Stoker hopes to actively engage…

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Luke Foley
06 November 2018 12:00PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

The NSW Opposition leader visited the CIS to set out an overview of Labor’s vision ahead of the March 2019 state election and how his values of a fair go affect public policy. In 2010…

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James Bartholomew
10 October 2018 12:00PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

There is a natural impulse in people to bring the rich and powerful down - to create equality and a better, more decent society. The impulse was drowned out for the latter part of the…

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David Leyonhjelm
05 June 2018 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Leadership Lunch with David Leyonhjelm Senator Leyonhjelm shared his thoughts about life on the crossbench and what makes him different when it comes to the balance of power in the Senate. [gallery columns="2" size="large" link="file"…

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Dominic Perrottet
30 May 2018 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Leadership Lunch with Dominic Perrottet As Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet is focused on financial discipline and making better use of the resources government has, enabling it to improve services and invest in critical infrastructure, while at…

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Audrey Zibelman
24 April 2018 8:00AM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Leadership Lunch Audrey Zibelman, Managing Director and CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator talks about the future of energy in Australia.  

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The Hon. Kenneth Wyatt
10 April 2018 12:30PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

Indigenous Health - The solution is not simply “more funding”   [gallery columns="2" size="large" link="file" ids="33160,33161,33168,33169,33170,33171" orderby="rand"]

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Leigh Sales
20 February 2018 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

The growth of social media; Implications on the public policy landscape. [gallery order="DESC" columns="2" link="file" size="large" ids="33179,33178,33177,33176" orderby="rand"]

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The Hon. Chris Bowen MP
30 January 2018 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Member for McMahon, Shadow Treasurer. The state of reform debate in Australia and budget surplus.

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Dr Philip Lowe
23 November 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Recent developments in the Global Economies and their effect on the Australian Economy.

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The Hon. Angus Taylor MP
09 October 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Federal Member for Hume, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation. Australia’s digital transformation priorities.

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Mr Michael Pezzullo
31 August 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. How Australia can benefit from globalisation while preserving our sovereignty.  

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The Hon. Christian Porter MP
18 August 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Federal Minister for Pearce, Minister for Social Services. The challenges in implementing welfare reforms.

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The Hon. Alexander Downer AM
26 July 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Reflections from our High Commissioner on Brexit.  

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The Hon. Alan Tudge MP
20 July 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Federal Member for Aston, Minister for Human Services. Beyond Income Support: The enduring problems of poverty in Australia.  

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The Hon. Tony Abbott MP
29 June 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Federal Member for Warringah. Submarines: Why settle for second best?  

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Professor Gary Banks AO
02 March 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Former Productivity Commissioner and CIS Senior Fellow. Of lists undone: too hard or not trying?  

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The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP
10 February 2017 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Federal Member for Higgins, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services. Reward for Effort: Encouraging enterprise through tax reform.  

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The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP
25 October 2016 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property Think globally, reform locally: Why state governments need to disrupt their back office.  

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Rod Sims
06 October 2016 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Getting Privatisation Right.  

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Dr Ken Henry
20 September 2016 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Chair of National Australia Bank (NAB). What Now For Economic reform?

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Alan Joyce
13 September 2016 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Qantas Navigating beyond volatility: future directions for Australian and global aviation.  

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Ian Narev
02 June 2016 12:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Managing Director and CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Closing the opportunity gap: technology and innovation in business and the economy.

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Hon. Paul Fletcher MP
05 April 2016 1:00PM
The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government Is ‘shovel-ready’ the right test? Sensible objectives for Commonwealth infrastructure policy.  

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Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
03 December 2015 12:00PM
CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

NSW Treasurer, and Minister for Industrial Relations NSW: The Path to Success.

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