Canberra’s Centenary and the Perennial Land Question

Jack Waterford courtesy of  PANPA

Jack Waterford (image courtesy of PANPA)

2013 Clyde Cameron Memorial Lecture

Saturday 14th December 2pm-5pm
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jack Waterford A.M.
University House Hall, 1 Balmain Crescent, ANU

J.E. (Jack) Waterford is an Australian journalist and commentator who is now Editor-at-Large of The Canberra Times. Jack Waterford graduated in law from the Australian National University. He began his journalism career as a cadet with The Canberra Times in 1972. Mr. Waterford is well known for his investigative journalism, his advocacy work on indigenous health issues, as well as the national trachoma and eye health programme. He received the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2007 Australia Day Honours, “for service to journalism, particularly as a commentator on national politics, the law, to raising debate on ethical issues and public sector accountability, and to the community in the area of Indigenous affairs.” Perhaps less well known is Mr. Waterford’s long held support for the ideas of the great 19th Century American political economist Henry George.

“I sometimes think myself a complete romantic for being attracted as I am to Georgian ideals”- Jack Waterford, August, 2010.

Who was Clyde Cameron?

The Hon. Clyde R. Cameron A.O. (1913-2008) started his working life as a rouseabout and shearer and rose to become arguably Australia’s greatest ever Minister for Labour as part of the Whitlam Labor Government from 1972-1975. Mr. Cameron was a great Australian statesman who truly understood political economy and who devoted his life to securing just rewards for Australian workers. A few months before he passed away, Mr Cameron stated his belief that there would soon be a mass resurgence of support in Australia for the principles and economic truths as enunciated by Henry George (1839-1897). Free audio CD copies of Mr Cameron’s 1984 speech, “How Labor Lost its Way” will be available at the Memorial Lecture.

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1 Comment

  1. Satish Chand10-12-2013

    I will be attending this talk.

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