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Past events

Recent Melbourne Press Club events are available as audio podcasts through iTunes and other podcast apps. You can also watch our back catalogue of videos by visiting the MPC YouTube channel.

2021 Post-Budget Lunch with Tim Pallas MP

21 May 2021

Presented by Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Melbourne Press Club

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Media Iftar Dinner 2021

11 May 2021

Join us for a special Ramadan Iftar dinner hosted by the Australian Intercultural Society

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Masterclass: Court reporting with Judge Liz Gaynor and lawyer Justin Quill

27 April 2021

Hear from leading legal voices and boost your court reporting skillset at a special Melbourne Press Club Masterclass event.

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The Girl Remains: Katherine Firkin in conversation with Corrie Perkin

03 June 2021

Melbourne journalist-turned-crime writer Katherine Firkin to discuss her new thriller.

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2020 events

Creativity: A short and cheerful guide

30 November 2020

John Cleese discusses how everyone can find time to be creative.

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The Social and Emotional Toll of a Pandemic

16 December 2020

With Professor Patrick McGorry and State Coroner John Cain

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Masterclass: How to read a budget

18 November 2020

Watch our masterclass with Heidi Murphy, Grant McArthur and Richard Willingham

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The High Road with Laura Tingle

04 December 2020

ABC 7.30 chief political correspondent discusses her new Quarterly Essay with Corrie Perkin-

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Moving the Goal Posts

29 September 2020

View the full webinar here

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Victoria's Energy Future

08 December 2020

Watch the recap of our webinar with Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

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Jane Harper in conversation with Corrie Perkin

25 November 2020

A special book club webinar discussing the author's new book The Survivors

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Responding to COVID-19

05 October 2020

View highlights from the discussion here

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Leigh Sales Discusses Any Ordinary Day

01 September 2020

In conversation with Corrie Perkin

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In Conversation with Sally Capp

16 September 2020

Capping off our 104th Lord Mayor’s first term

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Back in the Game: Covering Footy During COVID-19

04 June 2020

Watch the webinar recorded on the eve of football's return

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What are your rights if you are raided?

22 April 2020

Watch our webinar with ABC journalist John Lyons and senior media lawyer Peter Bartlett

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2019 events

Low-carbon transition will ‘happen gradually, then suddenly’: Garnaut

13 November 2019

Ross Garnaut on his new book about our renewable future

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Faine: ABC Needs More Mongrel, More Money

02 October 2019

Retiring ABC broadcaster in conversation with Mary Gearin

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End Parental Leave Double Standard: Crabb

10 September 2019

Author Launches New Quarterly Essay at MPC Lunch

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Banking Lobby Likely to Scuttle Hayne reforms, says Fels

04 September 2019

Fels launches new memoir at MPC media lunch

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Sundays Bloody Sundays

23 August 2019

Celebrating the launch of three Sunday papers on one day in 1989

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Sport Can 'Lead and Change our Nation': Nicole Livingstone

22 August 2019

Head of AFLW delivers 17th Bob Rose Lecture

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Google and Facebook can and must be controlled: Sims

13 August 2019

ACCC chief urges government action to defend consumers and media diversity

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Laws Must Protect not Punish Whistleblowers: Senator

25 June 2019

Rex Patrick calls for an end to the prosecution of former ATO staffer Richard Boyle

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Bringing Hope to the Slums

20 June 2019

A lunch with Asha Society's Kiran Martin

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The Challenge of Extremism

29 May 2019

Watch the discussion on challenging extremism and media responsibilities

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The 2019 Budget Briefing

28 May 2019

Tim Pallas MP details his fifth state budget

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The Price of the Writing Life

23 May 2019

Half the Perfect World authors talk about George Johnston and Charmian Clift's legacy with Martin Flanagan

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Australian Cricket's New Pitch

28 March 2019

CA Chief Kevin Roberts on rebuilding public trust

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Hayne Didn't Go Far Enough: MPC Panel

02 March 2019

Experts say tougher penalties and more sweeping reforms are essential.

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