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  • Melbourne Cup panel

    8 December 2017

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals welcomed guest speakers Bart Sinclair (commentator), Shane Scriven (former jockey), Brian Yorke (former jockey) and Father Dave O’Connor (local racing enthusiast). Moderated by Michael Crutcher, General Manager – Communications, Archdiocese of Brisbane. An expert Melbourne Cup panel Ahead of the 2017 Melbourne Cup, the Assembly of Catholic Professionals was delighted…

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  • Professor Paul Carding

    18 September 2017

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals welcomed guest speaker, Professor Paul Carding from Australian Catholic University. Six key skills used by the world’s greatest classical actors Shakespeare wrote some of the most powerful and persuasive speeches in the English language. Classical actors need to perfect a number of key oratory skills to ensure that these speeches are…

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  • Colin McDonald ACP guest speakers

    Colin McDonald, QC

    25 May 2017

    Colin McDonald speaks at the Assembly of Catholic Professionals luncheon. Date: 25 May 2017 Speaker: Colin McDonald in conversation with Russell Thirgood. A special note: Colin’s experiences working in Indonesia and the plight of the Rush Family and Titus Ani has touched the hearts of many members, who have enquired about how they can help. …

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  • October Luncheon

    26 October 2016

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals welcomes Former Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Member for Warringah to the final quarterly luncheon for 2016. TONY ABBOTT was elected Prime Minister by the Australian people on 7 September 2013 and served for two years. In his time as Prime Minister, the carbon tax and the mining tax were repealed; free…

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  • Monsignor Professor Tomáš Halík

    14 July 2016

    MSGR PROF. TOMÁŠ HALÍK, is a celebrated author, academic and winner of the 2014 Templeton Prize. Ordained a priest in 1978, he worked in the “underground Church” and as a psychotherapist for drug addicts. For decades he was a close friend and colleague of the famous Václav Havel, first President of the Czech Republic after…

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  • Professor John Fraser, The Prince Charles Hospital

    14 April 2016

    BRISBANE-based Professor John Fraser has published more than 200 academic papers and his medical research includes multi-million dollar projects including the development of a ground-breaking bionic heart. Some of his research ideas and collaborations across Asia and North America are pushing the boundaries of medical science with the promise of saving countless lives. His medical work has also taken…

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  • Paul White

    Paul White Brisbane Broncos CEO

    1 March 2016

    Date: 11 February 2016 Speaker: Paul White, Brisbane Broncos CEO Brisbane Broncos CEO, Paul White speaks with Michael Crutcher about his life journey from a young policeman in Central Queensland to one of the most respected and influential men in Rugby League. Paul shares his thoughts on family, faith and illness at the Assembly of Catholic Professionals luncheon…

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  • Professor Tracey Rowland

    Professor Tracey Rowland

    11 February 2016

    Date: 29 October 2015 Speaker: Professor Tracey Rowland, Dean and Permanent Fellow of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne. An intimate presentation from Professor Tracey Rowland, on her upbringing in rural Queensland, the influence of the Catholic nuns who gave her an exceptional education and her time in Rome.

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  • Fr Brian McCoy SJ

    Father Brian McCoy SJ

    27 August 2015

    Fr Brian McCoy, Provincial Superior of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus, discusses some of the key aspects of Ignatian spirituality, his mission work experience in Alice Springs, and the distinctly Ignatian call from His Holiness Pope Francis, inviting us all to experience an ever deepening relationship with God’s creation. Through anecdotes from…

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  • Damien Frawley

    Damien Frawley

    20 May 2015

    Former Wallaby and head of QIC, Damien Frawley, gives an open and candid talk about how his Catholic faith has been shaped by his parents, his marriage, his children, sport and business. Recounting those experiences that come mind at the mention of faith and religion Damien touches on the hardships and tragedies endured by his…

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