August 2022
Exact date to be confirmed
Canberra, ACT
Great Hall, Parliament House


Inaugural Tim Fischer Oration on Ethics in Public & Political Life
Speaker: John Anderson

Dear Friends,

We appreciate your interest in the Inaugural Tim Fischer Oration. The event has proven to be enormously popular, with tickets selling out a month in advance.

Recently it was announced that Parliament House will be closed to members of the public from Monday, August 2 until September 3 2021.

As a result, we have decided to postpone the event until August 2022.

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, John Anderson AO has been confirmed as the main speaker for next year’s event.

The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn will reimburse all tickets through Eventbrite. Please allow 5-7 business days.

Thank you to the supporters of the event – ACU, Campion College, Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, and Ord Minnett.

We look forward to seeing you in Canberra next year for the Inaugural Tim Fischer Oration, 2022.

If you have any questions about this event please contact jeanie.alberto@cg.org.au


John Anderson AO

John Anderson AO is an Australian politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the National Party from 1999 to 2005. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2007, serving as Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (1996–1998) and Minister for Transport and Regional Development (1998–2005) in the Howard Government.

As a government minister and later Deputy Prime Minister, Anderson had cabinet responsibility for primary industry policy, including transport infrastructure and agricultural water rights

After politics, Anderson launched a content series, Conversations with John Anderson, featuring public intellectuals such as historian Victor Davis Hanson former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and long-time Labor leader Kim Beazley. In March 2021, Anderson announced his plan to run as a Senate candidate for National Party at the next federal election.

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