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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.

2022 events

Masterclass: Public information mining with Ben Butler and Chris Vedelago

01 June 2022

Learn how to navigate the opaque – and often hostile – public information channels of freedom of information, business, property and court searches.

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The Edit: Lessons from a professional freelancer

25 May 2022

Freelance journalism may seem a daunting career choice, but once you find your feet it can be a rewarding one.

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State Budget Lunch with Tim Pallas MP

04 May 2022

The day after handing down the 2022-23 State Budget, Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas will outline its key features and impact on Victoria’s economic recovery.

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The future for Victorian business with VCCI's Paul Guerra

28 April 2022

How are Victorian businesses recovering from the pandemic? What challenges lie ahead? Can we boost the state’s recovery while securing its future?

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Media Iftar Dinner 2022

28 April 2022

The Melbourne Press Club & the AIS are delighted to host this annual Ramadan lftar dinner

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Webinar: Resilience and reinvention after Upheaval

13 April 2022

We are used to hearing discussion of the media focus on lay-offs, shut-downs, attacks and declining revenue, but is the industry on the verge of a long-awaited uptick?

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Jon Faine: A true tall tale

20 April 2022

The pitch for Jon Faine’s new book reads more like a work of fiction than a biography.

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Sally Capp on bringing Melbourne back

06 April 2022

Melbourne has endured one of the longest COVID-19 lockdown periods of any city in the world, but the experience has only fortified its resolve.

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The 2021 Quill Awards Dinner

18 March 2022

Booking are open for our annual gala dinner celebrating exceptional journalism

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Masterclass: Data Journalism with Craig Butt

23 February 2022

Hear from award-winning journalist Craig Butt on how to create exceptional data-driven stories at this special MPC Masterclass event.

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2021 events

Victoria’s Truth and Justice Process

21 October 2021

Wurundjeri and Ngurai illum Wurrung woman Sue-Anne Hunter and Victorian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Prevention of Family Violence and Women Gabrielle Williams on the Victorian truth and justice process

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Signing off: Outgoing ABC news chief Gaven Morris

01 December 2021

Having stewarded ABC News for six years, Gaven Morris has announced he will soon depart the national broadcaster. What lies ahead for both him and Aunty?

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Reporting, newsrooms and mental health

22 September 2021

Now more than ever journalists and news crews must take extra care of their mental health as they report on the issues of the day.

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Lisa Millar: Daring to Fly

10 November 2021

Join us for a special in-person Book Club event with Lisa, moderated by her ABC News Breakfast co-host Michael Rowland.

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The Media and Health Literacy

08 September 2021

What is the media's role in communicating medical news?

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From the ground in India

06 July 2021

Perspectives of a journalist and a humanitarian

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Planning Victoria’s post-COVID Business Recovery

07 July 2021

VCCI Chief Executive Paul Guerra on Victorian business' post-COVID recovery.

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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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