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2019 Conference - Melbourne

The 30th Annual Conference of the Samuel Griffith Society will be held in Melbourne.


Friday, 9 August 2019 to Sunday, 11 August 2019


RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Accommodation details are available in the attached diary note.

Guest Speakers appearing at the 2019 Samuel Griffith Society Conference

Senator the Honourable Eric Abetz, Senator for the State of Tasmania

Professor Geoffrey Blainey, AC  Australia’s Pre-Eminent Historian

Professor Judith Brett  Emeritus Professor of Politics, La Trobe University

Honourable John Brumby, AO Former Premier of Victoria

Honourable Alex Chernov, AC, QC  Former Governor of Victoria 

Dr Murray Cranston  Senior Political Adviser

Peter Dunning, QC  Former Solicitor General for the State of Queensland

Alister Henskens, SC, MP  Cabinet Secretary for New South Wales

Alan Jones, AO  Australia’s Highest Rating Broadcaster

Honourable John Middleton  Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

Honourable Geoffrey Nettle, AC  Justice of the High Court of Australia

Professor Peter Ridd  Former Professor, James Cook University

Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders, AO  Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Melbourne

Michael Sexton, SC  Solicitor General for the State of New South Wales

Professor Judith Sloan  Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne