Join us for a night of intellectual discourse and celebration at the 132nd Annual Henry George Dinner and Address, to be held on Thursday, September 7th, 2023, at The Kelvin Club, Melbourne. 

Prosper Australia’s Executive Committee invites you to join us for a night of intellectual discourse and celebration as we pay tribute to the legacy of influential 19th-century economist and social reformer, Henry George. The Henry George Dinner has become a time-honoured tradition, bringing together thinkers, professionals, and changemakers who share a common passion for economic justice and social progress.

Date: Thursday, Sep 07 2023

Time: 6:30PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Location: The Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Enjoy a two-course dinner in the elegant and historic backdrop of the Kelvin Club dining room. This intimate setting provides ample opportunity for meaningful conversations and fruitful connections with like-minded individuals, inspired by the shared commitment to building a fairer and more sustainable society.

Tickets are strictly limited with only 80 places on offer. So book early to avoid disappointment. 

Tickets: Prosper member $85/ Early bird $90 (until Aug 14th) / Non-member $100 

You can also reserve a table for your group. Each table accommodates 7 people comfortably. Prosper members can reserve a table at member price! Bring your friends and colleagues, and share the benefits of your Prosper membership. All member tickets are exclusive of Eventbrite booking fees. 

Reserved table: Prosper member $595 / non-members $700 

If you would like to reserve your table, please select this ticket type, and we will be in touch to confirm your attendees.

Tickets include a two-course meal with petit fours to finish. Drinks are available at bar prices. 

This year, we are honoured to have Ross Garnaut, a distinguished economist and renowned public figure, as our keynote speaker.

Ross Garnaut is Emeritus Professor of Economics at The University of Melbourne and also at The Australian National University. 

Professor Garnaut has written extensively on resource taxation, energy, climate change, global economic development, macroeconomic policy and more. He is one of the world’s leading minds on the role of rent in the economy and on policy approaches to capturing rent for public revenue. His book on the taxation of mineral rents, co-authored with Anthony Clunies Ross and published in 1983, remains one of the most influential texts on the subject.

He is the author of many books, including the bestselling Dog Days, Superpower and Reset. Most recently, the edited volume, The Superpower Transformation: Making Australia’s Zero-Carbon Future.

He has held senior roles in both business and industry, serving as economic adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke 1983-1985, and Australian Ambassador to China 1985-1988; as Chairman of Lihir Gold, BankWest, and as a Director of ZEN Energy; and as Chairman of the Australian Institute of International Agricultural Research, the International Food Policy Research Institute.  and recently a Director of the Superpower Institute. Influential Reports to Australian Governments include Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendency (1989); Review of Federal-State Financial Relations (1992); Review of the Wool Industry (1993); Garnaut Climate Change Review (2008) and Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change (2011).