The Barton Lecture, first presented by the University of Newcastle in 2008 was established to explore Australian politics and constitutional issues. The lecture is held to honour Sir Edmund Barton, one of the founding fathers of the Constitution and the first Prime Minister of Australia who was elected to the seat of Hunter in 1901.
|2013 Speaker:||The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP|
|When:||Thursday 18 April, 5:45pm for 6pm start|
|Where:||Newcastle City Hall|
Malcolm Turnbull is a member of the House of Representatives and is currently Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband. He was Leader of the Opposition from 16 September 2008 to 1 December 2009 and prior to that Shadow Treasurer.
An Arts/Law graduate, Mr Turnbull was a Rhodes Scholar who also went on to take a further law degree at Oxford.
He has reached the pinnacle of several fields - the law, journalism, finance - and has brought his influence and intelligence to bear on a variety of civic concerns.
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|2011 Speaker:||Professor Geoff Gallop|
|Topic:||In Defence of Multiculturalism|
|When:||Held on Wednesday 30 March at Newcastle City Hall|
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|2010 Speaker:||The Hon. Bob Carr|
|Topic:||Populate and Perish - Things have Changed|
|The Honourable Bob Carr, the longest serving Premierin NSW history, retiring from politics in 2005 after over 10 years as Premier discussed the impact of population on Australia's future.|