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News Stories - 2010

ABC Lateline
Hawke, Howard mutual animosity gives way to mutual admiration

ABC2 Breakfast
Hawke and Howard' "fire-side chat"

Hawke, Howard debate our future

National Nine News
Hawke and Howard, political deja-vu

National Nine News
Hawke and Howard the debate 23 years in the making

Nine Today Show
Hawke and Howard go head to head

Seven Sunrise
Hawke and Howard "old mates"

Spectator Australia
Like the US, we should revere our former leaders

TEN News
Hawke and Howard dust off the gloves

News Stories - 2008

ABC News
Keating dresses down Turnbull over bank guarantee response

ABC TV Lateline
Keating, Turnbull clash over economy

Sydney Morning Herald
Obama election timely, says Keating
Three wise men solve the problems of the world over dinner

The Epoch Times
Turnbull Mixes it with Keating Over a Glass of Red

2007 Scholarship Winner

Read the press release here

Tim MacKinnon wins the 2007 scholarship
Tim MacKinnon, an adviser to the Commonwealth Attorney General has won the inaugural $40,000 Oxford Business Alumni/Boston Consulting Group scholarship to study business at Oxford University.

The 31-year-old arts law graduate from the University of Western Australia will use the scholarship to study for one of the world’s most prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses.

Mr MacKinnon has a strong academic record, having won the Blackstone Society Anniversary prize for Constitutional Law and the Jean Rogerson Scholarship at the University of Western Australia and topped his class at the University of British Columbia during an exchange program to Canada.

He is a former lawyer with Blake Dawson Waldron and this year was selected for the AsiaLink Leaders program and the Australian Political Exchange Council delegation to China.

Mr MacKinnon completed the 2005 Melbourne marathon and is a member of the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club.

The Oxford Business Alumni represents Australia’s 2,500 Oxford University graduates. It holds an annual thought leadership event to raise funds for a scholarship and to debate matters of national and international interest.

In only three years the OBA Forum has emerged as one of Australia’s leading venues for business dialogue. This year’s OBA Forum will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne on 15 November.

Five senior business, political and environmental leaders will debate “Climate change and the impact on business”. The speakers are Sir Rod Eddington, Richard Pratt AC, Ziggy Switkowski, Hon Malcolm Turnbull and Don Henry.

In welcoming the scholarship announcement, OBA Advisory Board Member and Boston Consulting Group Managing Partner, Patrick Forth, said that
Tim MacKinnon was chosen from a strong field because of his outstanding academic record, proven career achievement and obvious leadership potential.

“The OBA in Australia is delighted that such an outstanding candidate is the winner of the inaugural OBA/Boston Consulting Group scholarship, which will allow Tim to test and develop himself in a unique and demanding academic environment,” Mr Forth said.

“His strong professional experience in both government and business, along with his recent selection in the AsiaLink Leaders program, will help ensure he achieves the most from his Oxford experience.”

In accepting the scholarship, Mr MacKinnon said that Oxford University held incredible appeal for Australians.

“In a short space of time the Oxford MBA program has developed an enviable worldwide reputation. Oxford held a strong attraction for me because of the opportunity to live and learn from some of the best minds in the world.”

Saïd Business School Dean Colin Mayer said “Oxford University has long attracted the brightest and best candidates from Australia and NZ and we expect that, as the inaugural OBA/BCG scholarship winner, Tim will uphold that tradition”.

Mr MacKinnon’s scholarship is for the 2007-2008 northern academic year.

News Stories - 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
Media ownership changes given the thumbs up by Packer

Melbourne Age
Right panellists at just the right time
Packer full of praise for new media laws
Year of the media moguls ahead, tips Packer

ABC Radio AM
Media heads discuss industry shake-up

ABC TV Lateline
Media heads discuss industry shake-up

The Australian Newspaper
Big media changes ahead, says Packer
Packer eyes Fairfax, at right price
Packer wants Fairfax, at a price

News Limited
Coonan dismisses broadband complaints

Drastic changes in media ahead: Packer

Sydney Daily Telegraph
Packer eyes Fairfax media

Packer on Fairfax

Crikey website
When James Packer spied Ron Walker across a crowded room...

Sydney Morning Herald (CBD column)
Conflicts of interest by the dozen

The Australian - Op-Ed Piece by Adam Connolly, OBA President
Undergraduates look to overseas degrees

2005 Inaugural Event
Australia's Role in the World Economy

Click here to watch the webcast of the 2005 event

Video - 2005

Bob Hawke

Dumping Ground - SBS News

Nuclear Bombshell - ABC 7:30 Report

Waste Plan - ABC News

Environmental Threat No Longer- Channel 4 News UK

News Stories - 2005

Kim Beazley

Reduce Iraq troop numbers Beazley - News.com.au

Bob Hawke

Hawke nominates Australia as world's nuclear waste dump - ABC AM

Howard told NT won't become nuclear dump - Seven News

Ex-PM World's N-waste to Outback - CNN

Hawke backs Australia as nuke waste dump - The Age

Hawke pushes for nuclear dump - News.com.au

Former PM proposes Australia as world's nuclear dump - Stuff.co.nz

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