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September 2011 Issue
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Australian Politics: The Gillard Government - one year on

The federal election of August 2010 delivered a hung parliament for the first time since the 1940s. Almost one year into the 'new paradigm', it is time to ask 'how well is the minority government working for Australia?'

This forum - with contributions by Amanda Vanstone (former Howard Government Minister and former Australian Ambassador to Italy) and leading University of Adelaide academics - will explore some of the key policy debates that have dominated Australian politics over the past year.

Come ready with your own questions for the panelists, and join us in a discussion on how well the Gillard Government is performing and what might happen in Australian politics over the next 12-24 months.

Participants: Amanda Vanstone and University of Adelaide academics Carol Johnson, Wayne Errington and facilitator Clement Macintyre.

WHEN: 5.30-6.30pm Tuesday 13 September
WHERE: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
Register online: or call: 08 8303 3692


Friends of the University of Adelaide Library - John Emerson

Dr John Emerson is Visiting Research Fellow in the University of Adelaide's Law School and Director of the University of Adelaide Press.

He has been writing a biography of judge and author John Jefferson Bray for the past few years. Dr Emerson will talk about who he thinks John Bray was, and what he hopes his biography will achieve.

When: 1.05pm Thursday 15 September
Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free and open to the public.
RSVP: by Tuesday 13 September, phone 08 8303 4064 or email

Evenings at Elder Hall - Concert 7: The Three Choirs In Concert

Featuring the talents of Adelaide Voices (conductor Christie Anderson), Bella Voce (conductor Timothy Marks) and the Elder Conservatorium Chorale (conductor Carl Crossin), and Karl Geiger on piano.

An uplifting evening of secular and sacred choral music from the 17th to the 21st centuries, with music by Leonard Bernstein, Eric Whitacre, New Zealand's David Hamilton and Baroque master Claudio Monteverdi.

For details of all Elder Hall concerts, go to

When: 6.30pm Saturday 17 September
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Tickets $25 adult, $20 concession, $15 student
To book: or call 08 8303 5925

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild presents The Pillowman

Not all fairy tales have a happy ending... A writer of grisly short stories has been arrested because some of his stories resemble recent child murders. Where has this disturbed imagination come from, and why has his brother confessed to the murders?

(Note: contains adult themes and strong language)

When: 7.30pm starting Saturday 1 October, and from 4-8 and 11-15 October
Where: Little Theatre, near Cloisters, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Tickets $25 adult; $20 concession; on Tuesdays: current University of Adelaide staff/students $15/$10
To book: Phone 08 8303 5999 or go online. Tickets also through BASS on 131 246. Booking fees apply.

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Image: Parliament House Canberra, Australia
Photo by JJ Harrison

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