Trump in OZ! Could ‘The Donald’ Happen Here? – The Centre for Independent Studies

Trump in OZ! Could 'The Donald' Happen Here?

They said he could never win – but from January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will officially be the President of the United States.

As the experts scramble to explain why the American people elected the most unlikely candidate in American history, the political reverberations continue to be felt around the world including in Australia.

 This special CIS panel event will examine the crisis in ‘Establishment politics’ that brought “The Donald” to power – and discuss whether a Trump-style political revolution could happen in Australia.

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Join our speakers for a riveting discussion: 

Ross Cameron Louise Clegg Tom Switzer

Ross Cameron. Mr Cameron is the former Member for Parramatta in the Federal Parliament and has worked in law, business, banking and politics. He is a regular political commentator on SKY NEWS, and is the co-host of the Sunday morning ‘Outsiders’ program with Mark Latham and Rowan Dean.

Louise Clegg. Ms Clegg is a barrister and occasional opinion writer who is keen on democracy, foundational freedoms and the maintenance of core public institutions.  She has practised widely in the public law field and in recent years has taught undergraduate and post graduate public law subjects.

Tom Switzer. Mr Switzer is a senior fellow at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre and a presenter at ABC’s Radio National. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and Foreign Affairs.

Details of the event are as follows: 

When: Thursday, 2 February 2017

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

Time: 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start. The event will conclude at 7:30pm

Cost: $10.00 for members* and $15.00 for non-members

To secure your place please book at or by calling (02) 9438 4377.

Please note that all bookings are transferable but non-refundable. If you wish to transfer a booking you must advise the organisers of the name change at your earliest convenience.

For event enquiries please email Max Hawke-Weaver at

For media enquiries please email Karla Pincott at

*Members are defined as Associate Members and above.

*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.