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Melbourne City Living Guide

Have you seen the 2017 Melbourne City Living Guide and found the article on Emeritus Professor Andrea Hull AO? ...

Constitution of Melbourne Forum Limited

CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE CONSTITUTION of MELBOURNE FORUM LIMITED ACN 141 147 079 TABLE OF CONTENTS    1.                  Preliminary                                    &...

Constitution of Melbourne Forum Limited

21.2      A proxy’s appointment is valid at an adjourned general meeting. 21.3      Unless otherwise provided for in the proxy’s appointment or in any instrument appointing an attorney, the appointment of the proxy or the attorney will be taken to confer authority:             (a)        to vote on:      &n...

Farewell to our Chairman, John Ridley

I am very honored to be able to say something about John on this occasion. I have known John for quite a while, going back to his Liberal party days, when I seem to remember we were working on the possible redevelopment of the Sanitarium Building near he lived, and we spoke to him about the potential of Warburton to take an ambitious scheme. Since then we have worked on a major project together – the Victorian Desalination Project, where John had the unbelievable task of placati...

Reflections on...Critical Issues facing Rural Victoria

I am part of the urban majority. My experience of rural Australia is limited to camping holidays and an annual visit to my extended family who farm in the Mallee. At our lunch, Sue Neales brought a deep and empathetic knowledge of the of this urban/rural divide and the implications of the limited understanding of life on the land for a majority of urban dwelling Australians. Do we understand how foreign investors view our land? The impact of foreign control of large land holdings? T...

Meet Lee Wapling, Melbourne Forum member

Job Title I’m the CEO of FMD Financial, a privately owned financial advice and investment management business based here in Melbourne. I’ve previously worked for Perpetual and RMIT and chaired the Melbourne based not-for-profit Infoxchange.   How long have you been a MF member? I’ve been a member for about 4 years now. What made you join MF? Working at Perpetual there were lots of a opportunities to meet people across business,  government, philanthro...