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Annual Lecture


AIIA Queensland is proud to announce the 2015 Annual Lecture to be presented by the Honourable Steven Ciobo MP, the Federal Minister for International Development and the Pacific

This prestigious event will be held at Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Drive, St Lucia Qld 406 on Tuesday 27 October 2015 at 6:30pm for dinner at 7:00pm

Ticket prices are as follows:

Members – $90
Non-members – $100
Student members – $75
Student non-members – $80
Table of 8 – $720
Table of 10 – $900

Please purchase tickets by following the registration process on this page.
AIIA now has multiple ticketing so you can also buy tickets for friends and family members. Remember to fill in their names on the registration form. Members buy additional tickets at the members rate of $90. Non-Members buy tickets at the non-members rate of $100

If you are buying a Table of 8 or a Table of 10, only buy one ticket. Please send the names of other attendees by email to aiiaqld@internationalaffairs.org.au. You do not have to send all the names right away.

If you wish to sit with another attendee, please send an email to aiiaqld@internationalaffairs.org.au

About the Speaker

Steven Ciobo was sworn in as the Minister for International Development and the Pacific by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on September 21, 2015. Prior to that, Mr Ciobo was sworn in as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer on 18 September 2013. Mr Ciobo was first elected as the Member for Moncrieff in the Australian Parliament in 2001. He has been a member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics in the 41st, 42nd and 43rd Parliaments, including, most recently, serving as Deputy Chair.

Mr Ciobo was actively involved in the Committee’s biannual review of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the key interaction between the Parliament and the central bank. Adopting a recommendation of the Committee’s 2007 Inquiry into the current and future directions of Australia’s services export sector, Mr Ciobo joined the Nelson Opposition frontbench as the Shadow Minister for the Service Economy. He subsequently served on the frontbench of the Turnbull and Abbott oppositions, including in the small business and tourism portfolios.

Before entering Parliament, Mr Ciobo built a professional career as an executive in the economic reform unit at international firms Coopers & Lybrand and, later, PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University, as well as a Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology.

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