Earle Page Politics Lecture 2020

Image: The Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Minister for Health

Guest Speaker: The Hon. Chris Bowen MP — Shadow Minister for Health

Date: Wed 1st Apr 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Arts Theatre (A1), UNE
Contact: Francesca Stahlut  fstahlu2@une.edu.au 6773 5049

The 2020 EPC Politics Lecture and Formal Dinner has been postponed.
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The annual Earle Page Politics Lecture is one of the University of New England's signature events and is named in honour of Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page KCMG, QC (1880-1961) who served as the Member for Cowper for almost 42 years and was the 11th Prime Minister of Australia (for 19 days in 1939). He was the inaugural Chancellor of the newly established University of New England from 1954 until 1960 and the Earle Page College is named after him.

The annual politics lecture provides an opportunity for the New England community to hear directly from the country’s leadership and the guest speaker alternates between the major parties each year. The discussions are always lively and robust and there is a chance to ask questions following the lecture.

Chris Bowen (a UNE alumni) entered Parliament in 2004 and has held a wide range of portfolios including serving as Treasurer, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Immigration, Minister for Financial Services, Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Competition Policy, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Tertiary Education. Chris has been responsible for a range of significant policy reform programs in these portfolios. He served as Interim Leader of the Labor Party and Acting Leader of the Opposition following the 2013 Federal election and served as Shadow Treasurer. He is now the Shadow Minister for Health.

Chris served on Fairfield Council for nine years, was a former Mayor of Fairfield Council, and former President of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC). He has a Bachelor of Economics, a Master’s Degree in International Relations and a Diploma in Modern Languages (Bahasa Indonesia).He lives in Smithfield with his wife Rebecca, children Grace and Max and his Labradors, Ollie and Toby.

Canapes served from 5.30pm in the Arts Theatre foyer and the lecture commences at 6pm.

So come along and be a part of this evening.  Everyone is welcome.