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Wednesday luncheon with The Hon Christopher Pyne interviewed by David Penberthy

This week lunch meeting will be held on Wednesday 12.30pm for 1.00pm at the... Ian McLachlan Room, Level 3, Western Stand, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

$27 if you book on our website - Welcome Desk price is $30. Includes Main Course, shared Cheese platter and Tea/Coffee, good company, great speaker and all done by 2pm!

Please book on our website by Monday September 28 11am to secure your place! Welcome Desk payment by prearrangement only!




Conversation with Hon Christopher Pyne as interviewed by David Penberthy




The irrepressible Christopher Pyne was elected to Parliament in 1993 and was the Member for Sturt for 26 years.  He was in the Liberal Party Leadership Group for ten years, Leader of the House of Representatives for six years, and served in Cabinet for six years.  A Minister in the Howard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison Governments, he held various portfolios including Ageing, Education, Industry Innovation and Science, Defence Industry and Defence.

As Defence Minister Christopher was responsible for delivering the $200 billion build-up of Australia’s military capability and for awarding major defence contracts, as well as working to ensure the growth and sustainment of Australia’s defence industry.  He worked extensively to strengthen defence ties with Asia-Pacific and major European and Middle Eastern countries.

In the Education and Industry portfolios Christopher was responsible for reforming the National Curriculum, introducing compulsory literacy and numeracy testing for Australian teaching graduates and expanded phonics teaching.

In his post political career, Christopher sits on numerous advisory boards and consults to business particularly in the domain of government and political engagement.  He is an Industry Professor in the University of South Australia Business School specialising in Defence and Space, and chairs the Australia United Arab Emirates Business Council and the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships Foundation.  He writes for The Advertiser, is a regular TV panellist, hosts a podcast called Pyne Time, and is in demand as a conference speaker.  Married to Carolyn with four children, he still finds time to be an Ambassador for the Adelaide Football Club.



Christopher will be in conversation with David Penberthy at the Club’s regular lunch meeting on Wednesday 30 September.  David is well known as the host of the FiveAA breakfast show with Will Goodings.  He grew up in Adelaide’s southern suburbs and joined The Advertiser as a cadet journalist in 1992.  After a few years in various reporting roles, in 1999 he moved to Sydney to join The Daily Telegraph, ending up as Editor.  In 2010 David set up the opinion site before becoming Editor in Chief of  He was the Editor of The Sunday Mail from 2012 until he commenced on FiveAA’s breakfast show.  He still contributes weekly national columns to News Corp’s The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail and interstate newspapers, and has appeared on Network Ten’s Studio Ten.





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Please note the venue - Ian McLachlan Room, Level 3, Western Stand, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide




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Please note that $27 price is for web booking only - price at the Welcome Desk is unchanged $30

Event Properties

Event Date 30-09-2020 1:00 pm
Event End Date 30-09-2020 2:00 pm
Available place 15
Cut off date 28-09-2020 10:00 pm
Individual Price $27.00
Adelaide Oval - Ian McLachlan Room
North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia
Adelaide Oval - Ian McLachlan Room

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During the year the Rotary Club of Adelaide engages in a number of projects and events to; raise money, deliver goodwill, do good things in a local or international community and generally assist in our world.
Cooking breakfast at the Hutt Street Centre, delivering furniture or vouchers for those in need, raising money through our Trailblazer by the Sea TM event, working on aid projects in the Phillipines, helping young people develop an interest in Science and Technology, being a marshal at the annual Christmas Pageant and more!
To register your interest drop our secretary an email at… and one our our Club members will make contact with you.

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