CIS Members Lunch with Michael Pezzullo, Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Michael PezzulloApologies for the short notice, however, it gives us great pleasure to announce this Members Only* Lunch with Michael Pezzullo.

Globalisation has abruptly changed the way borders function. With ever-increasing interconnectivity, the territorial linear border is becoming obsolete in the age of technology. As the Secretary of the department which is charged with protecting our borders, Michael will present his views on how Australia can benefit from globalisation while preserving our sovereignty.

Michael Pezzullo was appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in late 2014. From mid-2015, this Department expanded to include immigration, citizenship, customs, border protection, civil maritime security, and merged with the former Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. In 2018 the ministry is set for another high-profile merger with the AFP and ASIO. Michael’s depth of experience within the Departments of Defence and Foreign Affairs will provide a unique perspective on the effect globalisation has on sovereignty.

When: Thursday, 31 August 2017

Where: The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

Time: 12:15 pm for a 12:30 pm start. The event will conclude at 2:00 pm

Cost: Free. A light lunch will be provided. We anticipate high demand for this event. Places are strictly limited and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you can no longer attend or wish to transfer a booking please advise us at your earliest convenience.

*Members defined as Associate Member paying $150 p.a. or more and L&S 2017 Alumni.

For event enquiries please email Max Hawke-Weaver at

For media enquiries please email Karla Pincott at

Limited parking is available within the building complex. Online pre-bookings are essential to secure a car spot and discounted parking rate. Please visit the Secure Parking website, select the car park at 131 Macquarie Street and enter the promotion code: CIS10 when making your booking. If you are travelling by train, Martin Place and Circular Quay are the nearest stations to our office, with Wynyard a few minutes further away.