Canberra Conversation Lecture Series

The Election(s)

Thu 14 April 2016The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis / 12.30pm-1.30pmFunction Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre at the North Building 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY

The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) invites guests to our first Canberra Conversation for 2016,  'the Elections'. This free public seminar invites an expert panel to deliberate what key federal and ACT election issues will be for the public and why.

Our panel:


Virginia Haussegger AM is an award winning journalist, author and social commentator, with more than 20 years in news broadcasting Virginia currently presents ABC TV News in Canberra, and hosts a variety of broadcast discussion events and panel forums. She is widely published across Australian print media and has been a weekly columnist for The Canberra Times, and contributor to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

She is Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra,

Kirsten Lawson leads Fairfax Media's coverage of ACT politics. A long-time political reporter, she returned to the ACT parliament in early 2014, having covered ACT politics in the late 1990s, during the days of Kate Carnell's chief ministership, and federal politics in the Howard era.

Ian Meikle AM is the owner/editor of “CityNews” and appears weekly on 2CC’s “CityNews Sunday Roast” news and current affairs program. In a long career in journalism he has edited “The Advertiser” in Adelaide, “The Australian” in Sydney, run the ADS10 television newsroom and was MD of the “Canberra Times” for a decade. 

John Warhurst AO is Emeritus Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations at ANU where he was Professor from 1993-2008. He is a columnist with the Canberra Times and with Eureka Street magazine and a regular media commentator and he has edited and contributed to many books on federal and state elections over the past forty years.

Jack Waterford AM is an Australian journalist and commentator and former Editor-at-Large of The Canberra Times. Jack graduated in law from then Australian National University. He began his journalism career as a cadet with The Canberra Times in 1972, covering a broad range of rounds before being appointed Deputy Editor in 1987, Editor in 1995, and Editor-in-Chief in 2001. 


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