Australian Capital Territory


'Surviving Canberra' an end of year celebration


From: Tuesday December 12, 2017, 6:00 pm

To: Tuesday December 12, 2017, 8:00 pm

Year in review and how best we can 'Survive in Canberra'

The ACT branch of WEN is hosting end of year drinks and discussing with our panellists how best we can 'Survive in Canberra'.

Our panellists are:

Laura Tingle

Journalist, Essayist and Author Laura, has spent most of her 35 year career reporting on Australian federal politics, and the country’s major policy debate. She is the Australian Financial Review's political editor, and has written on economics and politics for The Australian, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the AFR. She is the author of Chasing the Future - a book about the recession of the early 1990s; of two Quarterly Essays: Great Expectations: Government, entitlement and an Angry Nation (2012) and Political Amnesia: How we forgot how to govern (2015); and of In Search of Good Government (2017). She has won two Walkley Awards and the Paul Lyneham Award for Press Gallery Journalism.

Gemma Daley

Gemma is currently head of external communications for NBN Co. Until earlier this year, Gemma worked as a strategic communications adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office under both Prime Minister Turnbull and Abbott. Prior to this, Gemma was a senior adviser in the Treasurer’s office. From 2001-2013 Gemma worked as a journalist in the Parliamentary Press Gallery as chief political reporter for Bloomberg and also chief of staff  in the Australian Financial Review Bureau. Before that Gemma spent 10 years in regional journalism covering everything from flower shows to court rooms!

Jennifer Rayner

Jennifer is currently Director of Budget and Economic Policy for ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. She has previously worked as an economic policy adviser for Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten and holds a PhD from the Australian National University. Jennifer is also the author of Generation less: how Australia is cheating the young (2016) and Blue collar frayed: working men in our future economy (forthcoming).


Date and Time: 6.00 for 6.15pm start, until 8pm, Tuesday 12 December

Venue: Muse - Food, Wine & Books, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston 2603

Cost:  Members - $20;  Non-members $40

Numbers are limited, so please book early



Bookings are now closed


Muse - Food, Wine & Books

69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston ACT 2603

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