You are warmly invited to the 2024 Annual Dinner of the AIIA (ACT Branch). It is a great privilege to have as our guest of honour and keynote speaker, The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull AC – 29th Prime Minister of Australia. In an era marked by increasing geopolitical tensions, Mr Turnbull will delve into the strategic challenges facing Australia in the increasingly contested Indo Pacific. Drawing on his extensive experience in international politics and governance, Mr Turnbull will explore the implications of challenges to regional security, economic stability, and the preservation of democratic values.

Mr Turnbull's address is a must-attend for anyone interested in the dynamics of international relations and the strategies required to confront rising authoritarianism around the world.


Tickets include event entry and a food. Prices are: $130 non-members, $120 members, $70 student. Places are limited, so register now!

Agenda

Drinks
Dinner
Presentation by Guest Speaker
Malcolm Turnbull
  • Malcolm Turnbull (The Honourable)

    Malcolm Turnbull

    The Honourable

    Australia’s 29th Prime Minister (2015-2018) had international careers in law, business and the media before entering politics at the age of 50. As Prime Minister, Mr Turnbull reformed Australia’s personal income tax, education and childcare systems, oversaw the legalisation of same sex marriage and announced the construction of Snowy Hydro 2.0, the biggest pumped hydro scheme in the southern hemisphere. Mr Turnbull embarked on the largest peacetime investment in Australian defence capabilities and set out Australia’s first national cybersecurity strategy.

    Globally, Mr Turnbull played a leading role in reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11 or CPTPP) after the United States withdrew. He also struck deals with US Presidents Obama and Trump to accept refugees who tried to arrive in Australia illegally by boat.

    As a young lawyer, Mr Turnbull successfully defended former MI5 agent Peter Wright against the British Government in the 1986 “Spycatcher” trial before entering business where he ran his own investment banking firm for a decade before joining Goldman Sachs as a partner in 1997. Both before and after his political career, Mr Turnbull has been a successful venture capitalist. He co-founded OzEmail Limited, the first Australian tech company to be listed on the NASDAQ.

    Since leaving politics, Mr Turnbull has resumed his business career. He is a senior adviser to KKR and an investor in, and adviser to, many Australian technology businesses. He is President of the International Hydropower Association. Mr Turnbull speaks and writes on a range of issues including cyber security, geopolitics and renewable energy.

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Location

Royal Canberra Golf Club
71 Bentham Street, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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