45th Essington Lewis Memorial Lecture
Join us at the 45th Essington Lewis Memorial Lecture with Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Time: 5:15pm – 8:30pm
University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building
4 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Includes: Light refreshments after talk
This is a free event but you must register to attend.
Registrations close Monday 14 October.
This event is brought to you by the AusIMM Adelaide Branch and our 2019 Essington Lewis Sponsor BHP, and is worth 1 PD hour.
Missing in Action – Public debate and its contribution to Australia’s policy directions
In this year’s lecture, Kevin will consider the premise that Australia yearns for national leadership with the vision and stature of Essington Lewis, to help navigate and then unify a nation through the complex and strategic issues facing the country today.
The combative and often visceral Australian adaptation of the Westminster system, with its incredibly short electoral cycles, has seen society seemingly incapable of initiating and sustaining meaningful policy debate. Discussion on critical issues, such as international security and low carbon energy generation, drift along without a meaningful, comprehensive and non-partisan debate taking place.
Following completion of the SA Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in 2016, our eminent speaker has every confidence that the electorate can make long term decisions on seemingly intractable and complex matters, if provided with the time and the opportunity to do so.
Please join us for what is to be another great event!