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    Deepening the ties - opportunities for increased engagement between Queensland and the Pacific islands region

    Date Tue, 08 Oct 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location Holding Redlich

    A panel discussion moderated by Tess Newton Cain, Principal of TNC Pacific Consulting

    Panelists

    Cameron Dick, Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

    Stefan Armbruster, Pacific correspondent for SBS News

    Brian Atkin, Makira Gold

    Ema Vueti, Chair of the Pacific Islands Council of Queensland

     

    Queensland's relationship with the Pacific island nations is broad and sophisticated built on more than 200 years of, at times controversial, historical bonds. Last November PM Scott Morrison declared Queensland is Australia's "gateway to the Pacific" as part of his "step up" policy in the region. There are many opportunities to deepen existing ties and establish new ones across political, social, cultural, and economic spheres. In particular, what is on the horizon for maximising economic linkages to build trade, employment and economic growth that is sustainable and mutually beneficial? This panel event provides an opportunity explore the potential from the perspectives of state government, the business sector, the diaspora community, and others.

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    Brexit and the disruption of government in the UK

    Date Tue, 22 Oct 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location Holding Redlich
    Presented by Professor Emeritus Patrick Weller
     
    Britain has long  been governed by conventions,  by understandings of how affairs should be run that have moral but no legal force. Many of those understandings have been trashed in the last three years. Self-restraint, once described as a key element in the British polity, has been discarded. This presentation will examine what has happened and why it matters  for the future governing of  Britain.
     
    Patrick Weller is professor emeritus at Griffith University. He was professor of politics there from 1984 to 2015. He has written extensively on Australian politics and executive government .  The most recent book is The Prime Ministers' Craft ( Oxford University Press, 2018). It was nominated as Times Higher Education's ``Book of the Week'' in August 2018
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