FCA NEWSMAKER LUNCHEON WITH JULIA GILLARD

2013-01-06

Julia Gillard addresses the FCA “We will win in the Asian century” – Prime Minister Julia Gillard had a clear message for the members of the FCA: about to leave on a trip to China she stressed that Australia wants to be prepared for the future in the dynamic Asian region. During her speech the […]

BRIEFING WITH BOB KATTER

2013-01-08

LEADER OF KATTER’S AUSTRALIAN PARTY

BRIEFING WITH ANTHONY GREEN

2013-07-19

Antony Green is ABC’s election analyst. His polls are watched closely by everyone who counts in politics and Anthony knows better than most who will win, what will be the deciding topics and which districts we need to watch closely. Amongst many other things he talked about Assange’s chances, what time the winner will be […]

Briefing: Life inside Nauru detention centre

2013-11-29

While most of us must have done at least one story featuring Nauru detention centre, only very few journalists will have actually visited the facility. Access to the centre is highly restricted and the cost of flights and accommodation make it almost impossible to make the trip profitable. Therefore hardly anyone knows first hand what […]

Siobhan Kent

2014-02-19

Siobhan Kent director of the G20 taskforce briefed the FCA about logistical arrangements for media that will be travelling to Brisbane in November to cover G20 including accreditation, facilities at the International Media Centre, accommodation and host broadcaster services.

Bob Carr

2014-04-15

Professorial Fellow at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and former Australian Foreign Minister. For the first time, an Australian Foreign Minister revealed how foreign policy is made. From his dinner conversations with Henry Kissinger and Rupert Murdoch to his budding partnership with Hillary Clinton and debate within the Gillard government over Palestinian status, former Foreign […]

Australian asylum seekers policies

2014-05-15

Roundtable briefing on different perspectives of Australia’s asylum seeker policies with the Universty of Sydney’s Professor Ben Saul – an international and human rights law expert, practicing barrister and former President of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service, Dr Peter Chen – lecturer in Australian politics and media and Neeraja Sanmuhanathan[…]

Media excursion to the Blue Mountains

2014-05-29

After the devastating bush fires from november 2013 the Blue Mountains saw a 50% drop in tourism. As many tourists believed the entire region had burnt they avoided the Blue Mountains, causing hundreds of people to loose their jobs. The Blue Mountains City Council in cooperation with Blue Mountains Tourism invited members of the FCA […]

Julie Bishop

2014-07-16

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop took questions from FCA members during a thirty minute meeting covering a wide range of topics. Earlier that day the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples patiently introduced the FCA to the intricacies of organising a referendum to recognise them in the Australian constitution. […]