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o The 2018 ANI Vernon Parker Oration and ANI Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday 10 May 2018 at the Hotel Realm. The Honourable John Berry, President of the American Australian Association and former US Ambassador to Australia, will deliver the Oration. Event and booking details will be available early in 2018, but please save the date and contact the Secretariat if you need information in the meantime.

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