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All Melbourne Forum events are conducted under the Chatham House Rule - When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

The rule is intended to provide anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information.

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23rd October 2017

Corruption, crime, power and politics... and the role of investigative journalism in a fake news world

Members Dinner with Nick McKenzie

With the introduction of social media and fake news, as well as the decline of print…

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26th October 2017

The Royal Commission on Family Violence - and its sequel

Members Lunch with the Hon. Marcia Neave AO

From February 2015 to March 2016, the Hon. Marcia Neave AO was chair of the Royal…

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31st October 2017


Lunch with Sister Angela Ryan

Some people find faith a comfort, some (especially in the current era) find it a…

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9th November 2017

Pathways to net zero emissions

Members Lunch with Anna Skarbek

Australia needs a unified approach to drive action on climate change.  In 2009,…

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10th November 2017

Son of God or the God of Sun?

Members Lunch with Cr Dick Gross

In this secular, consumerist age, is there any place for the traditions and rituals…

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21st November 2017

An Indigenous Voice to Parliament: a meaningful but moderate idea whose time has come

Members Lunch with Mark Leibler AC

“The council has made one, single recommendation for constitutional change:…

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22nd November 2017

Staying Optimistic in a Dangerous and Dysfunctional World

Prof the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC

With everything that is going wrong in the world – and in the quality of Australian…

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