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  • What will enliven someone to make them vote?

    15 October 2019

    That’s the biggest question about American politics right now according to Professor Simon Jackman, the CEO of the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, who provided his insights into the American political landscape contrasted with Australia. “Imagine Australian politics without compulsory voting – politicians would be seen at school P&F meetings a lot more for…

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  • A story from Brisbane to Buckingham Palace

    25 July 2019

    Samantha Cohen joined the ACP in July to share her story of how a girl from Brisbane ended up in Buckingham Palace.

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  • God is Good for You: with Greg Sheridan AO

    24 June 2019

    Greg Sheridan AO is a noted journalist for The Australian newspaper and one of the nation’s most influential national security commentators. At this luncheon, Greg asked existential questions that are important to both Christians and non-Christians alike, including: Is God dead? Why is Christianity vital for our personal and social well-being? Why does the world…

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  • Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer

    23 October 2018

    Li Cunxin shared his journey from poverty to a world-famous artist and contemporary Australian icon at the ACP luncheon on 20 September 2018. “Seize the opportunities life has to offer you. Have determination and courage to kick down the brick walls in front of you and to go on and achieve bigger success than you ever thought…

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  • The beauty and suffering of Cambodia with Bishop Kike

    6 September 2018

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals was honoured to share an impossible story of beauty and suffering with the man they call Cambodia’s Bishop of the Wheelchairs, His Excellency Bishop Enrique Figaredo Alvargonzalez, affectionately known as Bishop Kike. Bishop Enrique began his mission in the refugee camps of Cambodia in 1985, working with those who had…

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  • Financial life lessons with Noel Whittaker AM

    10 May 2018

    It was an honour to welcome Noel Whittaker AM to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals event in March. Noel generously shared his personal life story including the lessons he has personally taken from his successes as well as his failures. Noel Whittaker is considered one of Australia’s leading finance experts. He has written 21 bestselling books, including…

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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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  • Prof Paul Carding

    ACP members polish their presentation skills

    12 September 2017

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals was delighted to welcome Prof Paul Carding as the guest speaker in August 2017. Prof Carding is an expert in the human voice and has more than 25 years of senior clinical experience in Speech Pathology. Drawing on his years of research and experience as a former voice consultant to…

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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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