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Lunch with James Sergeant -16th May

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  • On April 21, 2018
Competition in the Australian Financial System In a speech on the first full day of the Commonwealth Games, the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said that the behaviour of Australia’s major banks resembled synchronised swimming more than vigorous competition. How can we be sure that banks, insurance companies and investment firms are […]
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Lunch with Bill Birch AM – 20th June

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  • On April 20, 2018
Victoria’s young volcanoes   Volcanoes have been active in shaping Victoria’s geology for the past 600 million years. The youngest period of volcanic activity began around 5 million years ago and is concentrated in the western half of the State, with an extension into southeastern South Australia. Geologists refer to this region as the Newer […]
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Lunch with Richard Iron CMG OBE – 18 July

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  • On April 20, 2018
AFRICAN WARS We are now well used to war in the Middle East and South-West Asia. Despite the complexities of Islamist extremism, there has been much in-depth analysis and practical experience gained of conflict in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan; we think we largely understand it. Despite the focus on extremism and the Middle East, however, […]
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Lunch with Prof. Allan Fels AO – 15th August

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  • On April 20, 2018
Prof Allan Fels AO needs little introduction. He has is an Australian economist, lawyer and public servant. He was most widely known in his role as chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from its inception in 1995 until 30 June 2003. Details will follow
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Annual Dinner

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  • On April 20, 2018
Annual Dinner Friday 7th September Invitations will be sent out a the end of June Chloe Munro AO Chloe Munro is a distinguished leader in the public and private sectors, with expertise in energy, infrastructure and natural resources. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2018 in recognition of her service […]
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Wed 21st February – Lunch with Michelle Cooper

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  • On January 25, 2018
Fighting Extinction: A Zoo-based approach to conservation When you hear the last ever recorded call of a species lost forever, it gives you goose bumps. Especially if you know that something could have been done to prevent such a tragedy. Extinction may be a natural process, but as humanity continues to live beyond our ecological […]
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Notice of AGM

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  • On November 7, 2017
NOTICE OF CSA(V) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 1. The Cambridge Society of Australia (Victoria) Inc is pleased to advise that the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 12:00PM (12H00) on Wednesday 13th December 2017 at the Savage Club, Bank Place Melbourne. The Agenda Items for the AGM are listed below as well as […]
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Wed 15th November – lunch with Tony Klein

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  • On October 22, 2017
Eyes of animals: the physics of vision. Over many hundreds of millions of years of evolution, an amazing range of vision systems has emerged, utilizing every optical principle in the book. Employed by different organisms, from single cells to the most complex of animals, different aspects of physics have resulted in an astonishing range of […]
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Oxbridge Golf in March

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  • On October 4, 2017
The next edition of the Oxbridge Golf Challenge will take place at Devil Bend Golf Club in Moorooduc . Date is Sunday 18th March. To join the Golf Team, contact Peter Adams at golf@cambridgesociety.org.au
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