Mungo MacCallum, Mark Textor (and Friends) Breakfast
Forum on political leadership
“Great leaders have had one characteristic in common – the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time,” said John Kenneth Galbraith.
Do Australia’s current leaders have this great trait?
Or are they now so polldriven that they baulk at big decisions unpalatable to sectional interests?
Do Western Sydney residents’ opinions now determine policy for all Australia?
Is Big Business’s ability to confront our leaders and challenge Government policy reasonable?
What effect has the new social media on leadership qualities and democratic institutions?
Hear what some of the most astute observers of Australians and our politicians think. Mark Textor was John Howard’s principal pollster and branded “the dark master of push-polling and wedge politics”.
Mungo MacCallum has humorously (and, some would say, cynically) watched politics for a life time, entertaining us with his caustic views.
George Megalogenis expressed his despair when he titled his Quarterly Essay on the state of political leadership Trivial Pursuit. Scott Steel blogs – his Possum Pollytics commenting on politics, elections and economics and, he says, “piffle plinking”.
Join Mungo, Mark, George and Scott at breakfast with journalist and former political advisor Dennis Atkins for a serious, yet entertainingly witty, discussion on this very big issue.
Tuesday June 21
$40 shared tables
Noosa Springs Country Club
Duration 1.5 hours (with breakfast)
Inclusions: Full buffet breakfast included in ticket price.
Quest, Journal, Weekender
Noosa Springs Country Club, Noosa Springs
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