Howard & Alston: Is there more to life than politics? – The Centre for Independent Studies

Howard & Alston: Is there more to life than politics?

Richard Alston’s new book, More to Life than Politics (Connor Court). Alston, a renowned former cabinet minister of the Howard Government and high commissioner in London will be joined by former Prime Minister John Howard, and will sit down to conversation led by Tom Switzer. With limited places available the evening is sure to be a sellout, we recommend you book now.

In his book, the former diplomat, barrister, cabinet minister and veteran Liberal senator details among other things his role in the major national debates about privatisation, innovation, information technology, the Arts and the ABC.

A brilliant politician in exactly the right place when the Internet arrived.” Ziggy Switkowski, CEO, Telstra (1999-05)

His obvious intellect and his love of the Arts laid the foundations for today’s successes.” David Gonski, Chancellor, UNSW (2005 – Present)

An outstanding communications minister, who really understood the industry.” John Howard, Prime Minister (1996-07)

More to Life than Politics, will be available for purchase on the evening.

Bookings essential. Canapés and drinks provided.

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