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2018 Kenneth Myer Lecture

August 29th, 2018

The 2018 Kenneth Myer Lecture was delivered on 9 August 2018 in Melbourne and again on 30 August in Canberra. This year’s lecture was delivered by Laura Tingle. As a journalist, essayist and author, Laura Tingle has reported on Australian politics and policy for more than 35 years. In 2018, she joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as chief political correspondent for its flagship current affairs program 7.30, after 16 years with the Australian Financial Review where she was political editor, and previously, senior reporting positions with other major Australian mastheads.

A multi-award winning journalist, she is the author of Chasing the Future, a book about the early 1990s recession, and two Quarterly EssaysGreat Expectations (2012) and Political Amnesia (2015). An assembly of her essays, In Search of Good Government , was published in 2017. Her third Quarterly Essay on Australian politics will be published in September 2018.

For more information about the lectures, visit the National Library of Australia’s website.

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