Events and speeches

Thursday 30 June 2011, 11.00-12.30pm, Panel discussion at the Melbourne Institute's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2011
Topic: Climate Change and Energy Security
Wednesday 29 June 2011, 9:00-10:00am, Cooma Carbon Day,
Speech theme: Climate change and carbon pricing - impacts and opportunities for the rural sector
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Monday 27 June 2011, 8.00-9.30am, Breakfast forum, Taree Wingham Race Club, Lawson Crescent
Port Macquarie
Sunday 26 June 2011, 3.00-4.30pm, Public forum, St Pauls School auditorium, Ocean Drive
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Thursday 23 June 2011, 6–7:15pm, State Library of Queensland Cultural Centre
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Thursday 23 June 2011, 7:00 - 9:00am, Tattersall's Club, Hosted by AgForce, Queensland
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Tuesday 21 June 2011, 6:00–7:30pm, Sydney Public forum, Sydney Town Hall
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Tuesday 21 June 2011, City of Sydney Business forum luncheon, Sydney Town Hall
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Thursday 16 June 2011, 6:30–7:30pm, University of Melbourne, Carlton
Latrobe Valley, Victoria
Wednesday 15 June 2011, 6:00–7:30pm, Monash University Gippsland
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Monday 6 June 2011, 6:00–7:30pm, Darwin Entertainment Centre
Public lecture hosted by Charles Darwin University
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Monday 6 June 2011, 7:00–9.00am, Holiday Inn Espanade
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Friday 3 June 2011, Parmelia Hilton Hotel, Perth
Hosted by The Curtin Institute.
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Thursday 2 June 2011, 5–6pm, University of Western Australia
Wednesday 1 June 2011, Adelaide Convention Centre
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Launch of Final Report
31 May 2011, Canberra,
Hosted by the National Press Club.
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Public forum
Thursday 14 April 2011, 7:30pm.
Lazenby Hall, University of New England, Armidale
Australia's Climate Policy Options
Thursday 31 March 2011.
Molonglo Theatre, Australian National University, Canberra
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Transforming the electricity sector
Tuesday 29 March 2011, 6.00-7.00pm.
Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnrs Southbank Boulevard and Sturt St, Southbank
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Low-emissions technology and the innovation challenge
Wednesday 23 March 2011, 12.00-2.00pm.
The Westin, 1 Martin Place, Sydney
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Carbon pricing and reducing Australia's emissions
Thursday 17 March 2011.
National Press Club, Canberra
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The science of climate change
Thursday 10 March 2011, 5.45 for 6.00-7.00pm.
University of Tasmania, Hobart
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Transforming rural land use
Tuesday 1 March 2011, 11.45am–1.30pm.
Sebel Citigate, King George Square, Cnr Ann and Roma Streets, Brisbane
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Emissions trends and implications for climate change mitigation
Friday 11 February 2011, 7.30-8.20am.
AARES Annual Conference, Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
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Progress towards effective global action on climate change
Monday 7 February 2011, 12.45-1.45pm,
The Lowy Institute for International Policy, 31 Bligh St, Sydney
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Reflections on the Australian climate change discussion
Thursday 3 February 2011, 6.00-7.00pm,
BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
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Economics, climate change and biodiversity
7 December 2010,
Ecological Society of Australia 2010 Annual Conference, Canberra
Australia's biodiversity is in decline for a variety of reasons. Aspects of the observed changes in Australia's natural systems have already been linked to climate change. In addition to climate change pressures, Australian Governments have failed to appropriately correct for the market's failure to value biodiversity. Read entire speech…
'Growth, Cycles, Climate and Structural Change: Two Hard Decades Ahead'
Thursday 11 November,
Sydney. Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering—Australia 2030 conference
Australians are enjoying the best of days, at least in relation to material standards of living. Over the past two decades we have enjoyed the longest period of rising living standards, unbroken by recession, in history—our own, or that of any other developed country. It shows. Read entire speech…
What if mainstream science is right? The rout of knowledge and analysis in Australian climate change policy (and a chance of recovery?)
9 November 2010,
Canberra. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia—2010 Cunningham Lecture
This lecture describes the approach to decision-making on climate change policy utilised in the 2008 Review, discusses and assesses the public commentary on methodological issues after the Review's publication, and concludes with some observations about the role of knowledge and analysis in climate change policy in the new circumstances. Read entire speech…