Symposium: Why Australia went to the Great War

Why Australia went to the Great War. A Symposium hosted by the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society 8 May 2018 9am-3.45pm.

What were the issues behind Australia’s decision to go to war with Germany? What was the decision making process? Was it because of Imperial influences, a perceived German threat, or part of a mercantile struggle? How has the decision to enter the war been justified in subsequent Australian history? Five historians give their differing views on the subject. Continue reading

2018 Vernon Parker Oration

John Berry, the President of the American Australian Association and former US Ambassador to Australia is to give the Lockheed Martin Vernon Parker Oration at a dinner on Thursday, 10 May 2018, 6.15pm for 7.00pm at Hotel Realm 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.

Download flyer and booking form here

Seating is limited. In past years people have missed out.

Book online here.

John Berry was the 25th United States Ambassador to Australia and has a deep knowledge of the Australia/US partnership and the challenges into the future. The Oration will be given at the ANI Annual dinner. The title of the oration will be Strengthening Democracies in the 21st Century and Australia’s Leadership Opportunity.

Cost: ANI Members: $90.00; Non-members: $115.00; Oration & 12 months membership: $170.00
Dress: Lounge Suit

RSVP: Email:; Phone: +61 (0) 2 6290 1505;
Mail: PO Box 241, Deakin West ACT 2600;
Bookings close at 4.00pm on Tuesday, 1 May 2018.


Security conference in Canada

Maritime Security Challenges 2018: Pacific Seapower. A Strong, Secure, and Engaged Maritime Future
15 – 18 October 2018. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada