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INFOCUS SEMINAR SERIES | An Independent View on the Next Parliament: In Conversation with Andrew Wilkie MP



Start Date

28 Jul 2016 1:00 pm

End Date

28 Jul 2016 2:00 pm

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Andrew Wilkie, Independent Member for Denison and Professor Richard Eccleston, University of Tasmania

Andrew Wilkie, the Independent Member for Denison, was recently returned to the Federal Parliament with an increased majority. Andrew is a former intelligence officer with the Office of National Assessments (ONA); he resigned from the ONA on 11 March 2003 in protest over the Iraq war. He was the only serving intelligence official in Australia, the UK and US to resign publicly before the invasion. Prior to his work in ONA Andrew served in the Army where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Andrew is not a member of any political party nor involved with one in any way, although he has been a member of the Liberal Party as well as the Greens. Andrew ran a second time as an Independent in Denison at the 2010 Federal election where he caused a major upset by taking the previously safe seat from the ALP in one of the biggest swings seen at the election. Andrew was re-elected with an increased margin in 2013. Andrew continues to be active across a wide range of policy areas including gambling reform, improving health and education, compassion for asylum seekers, ending live animal exports and bringing down the cost of Bass Strait.

Andrew will be in conversation with Professor Richard Eccleston, Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania.

Thursday 28 July 2016, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Building, Castray Esplanade, Hobart

Please register for this event by emailing Dr Louise Grimmer, Communications & Engagement Manager, Institute for the Study of Social Change

This is a free seminar and everyone is welcome to attend.

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