The Hon. Paul Keating on our role in Asia in the Trump era

The Hon. Paul Keating on our role in Asia in the Trump era

The election of Trump and the victory of the Brexit movement are the most obvious examples of the populism driving countries to become more insular. This, combined with China’s return to a power of the first order, means that Australia faces an increasingly uncertain world.

Come and hear from former Prime Minister Paul Keating about the path Australia should forge in this rapidly changing world. He has long argued a greater independence in Australian foreign policy could be beneficial and allow more focus on our immediate neighbours: Asian countries to our north.

This is an event not to be missed by those who care about Australia’s future. It is a collaboration of the Ideas and Society Program and La Trobe Asia, and part of La Trobe University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating speaking at Minister Bill Shorten’s Maribyrnong Campaign Launch. The Age, 23 August 2013. Photo by: Mal Fairclough

Event details

Date: Friday, 28 April 2017

Time: 6:30pm until 8:30pm

Location: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006


Tickets are now sold out.

Students must present their La Trobe University Student ID at the box office on the night of the event to redeem their ticket.

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