In Conversation with Laura Tingle

Kambri 13 November 2020
Kambri Cultural Centre at ANU
27 November 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

On 27 November, Laura Tingle and Don Russell will be in conversation on Laura’s new quarterly essay The High Road: What Australia Can Learn from New Zealand.

This event is a part of HERE I AM: Art By Great Women and will be held at Manning Clark Theatre Kambri Cultural Centre.

Australia and New Zealand are often considered close cousins. But why, despite being so close, do we know so little about each other? In this wise and illuminating essay, Laura Tingle looks at leadership, economics, history and more.

Laura Tingle is chief political correspondent for ABC-TV’s 7.30. She won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism in 2004, and Walkley awards in 2005 and 2011. She is the author of Chasing the Future: Recession, Recovery and the New Politics in Australia and three acclaimed Quarterly Essays, Great Expectations, Political Amnesia and Follow the Leader.

Dr Don Russell served as Australia’s Ambassador to the USA in Washington during the Clinton years and was Principal Adviser to the Hon Paul Keating both during his time as Treasurer and Prime Minister. Don Russell is currently the Independent Chair of AustralianSuper, Australia’s largest superannuation fund  Don has a PhD from the London School of Economics, a MEc from ANU and a BEc (Hons) (First) from Flinders University.

This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop with book signings both before and after the event. For more information visit

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The Details

What: In Conversation with Laura Tingle
When: Friday 27 November, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Kambri Cultural Centre at ANU
Cost: Free
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