Events

Engage in dynamic and thought-provoking events hosted by the John Curtin Research Centre, where leading experts, policymakers, and thinkers gather to discuss and shape policy ideas.

Upcoming Events

2024 John Curtin Oration

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Australia’s greatest Prime Minister John Curtin and his government’s 1943 election landslide victory – federal Labor’s largest ever – with an address by the Hon Jim Chalmers, Treasurer in the Albanese Labor government. Entry includes a delicious three course meal, beverages and plenty of entertainment.

Date: Monday 26th August 2024
Time: 6.00pm – 11.00pm AEST
Location: InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto 495 Collins St, Melbourne

Registration: Register Here

Past Events

JCRC Gala Dinner 2024

Join us for the event of the year, the John Curtin Research Centre 2024 Annual Gala Dinner. Our special guest speak, The Hon. Don Farrell, Minster for Trade and Tourism and Special Minister for State in the Albanese Labor government will discuss the Albanese government’s significant progress in growing our trading relationships and the benefits international trade can deliver for the whole community. 

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2024
Time: 6.00pm – 11.00pm AEST
Location: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 1-5 Spencer St, Docklands

A Little History of the Australian Labor Party Launch

Join us at one of our upcoming events across Australia for the launch  of A  Little History of the Australia Labor Party. Nick Dyrenfurth and Frank Bongiorno tell the story of the Australian Labor Party’s rich history of more than 130 years. 

Date: Kicking off on Sunday 28th April 2024
Time: 2:30pm AEST
Location: Readings, 112 Acland St, St Kilda

Tocsin 20: Pre-Labor Day Launch

Join us pre-Labour Day as we launch the 20th edition of our flagship magazine the Tocsin with a cracking special thematic ‘First in the World: Labor Making Australian History’ with special guest speakers Daniel Mulino MP and Peter Khalil MP. Complimentary drinks at the aptly chosen, historic Curtin Hotel.

Date: Sunday 10th March 2024
Time: 3pm – 5pm AEST
Location: John Curtin Hotel, 29 Lygon St, Carlton

Curtin's Conversations: A Century of Labour

Join us for the launch of Jon Cruddas’ new book, ‘Curtin’s Conversations: A Century of Labour.’ Panellists include Jon Cruddas MP (UK), Kos Samaras from the Redbridge Group, Nick Dyrenfurth from the JCRC and Ben Wellings from Monash University.

Date: Monday 24th January 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm AEST
Location: Online via Zoom Events

The Case for AUKUS: Submarines are half the intelligent solution

Join us for the launch of the new John Curtin Research Centre discussion paper, ‘The Case for AUKUS: Submarines are half the intelligent solution’ by Adam Slonim.

 

Special guest speaker: Hon. Peter Khalil, federal Labor Member for Wills and Chair of the Joint Parliamentary Committee for Intelligence and Security.

Date: Monday 30th October 2023
Time: 6 for 6.30pm AEST
Location: Engine House, Balaclava

Common Good with Treasurer Stephen Mulligan

Connecting business and labour for the common good. Hear from South Australian Treasurer, the Hon. Stephen Mulligan over a three course lunch and beverages.

Date: Friday 3rd November 2023
Time: 12.30pm (1pm start) – 2.45pm
Location: Electra House (Westside Room) 31 King William St, Adelaide

The Case for AUKUS: Submarines are half the intelligent solution

Join us for the launch of the new John Curtin Research Centre discussion paper, ‘The Case for AUKUS: Submarines are half the intelligent solution’ by Adam Slonim.

 

Special guest speaker: Hon. Susan Close MP, South Australian Deputy Premier and Minister for Climate, Environment & Water, Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science and Minister for Defence & Space Industries.

Date: Monday 27th November 2023
Time: 6 for 6.30pm AEST
Location: Australian Institute of Machine Learning, Adelaide

2023 Young Writers Competition

Calling all aspiring young writers! Participate in the 2023 Young Writers Competition hosted by the John Curtin Research Centre, where you can showcase your talent, creativity, and progressive ideas for a chance to win exciting prizes and have your voice heard on important policy matters.

Date: Deadline Extended: Friday 1st December 2023
Time: 5:00pm AEST
Location: Online

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