News Wednesday Night Guests

The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

image The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

Monday 20 March, 2017

James Curran may be a professor of history at Sydney University, but when he visited Warrane on Wednesday 8 March, he kept it very current. As someone who teaches courses in Australian political culture and foreign policy, as well as the history of America's relations with the world, what do you think his topic of choice was? None other than the Donald Trump, President of the USA – and what his election might mean for Australia
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State MP, Damien Tudehope, on what makes a successful life

image State MP, Damien Tudehope, on what makes a successful life

Monday 13 March, 2017

 “What makes for a successful life?”’ was the question that Damien Tudehope, the Liberal Member for the seat of Epping, posed to the Warrane boys at the Wednesday Formal Dinner on 1 March 2017. Would it be earning a lot of money; achieving great status; having a good circle of friends? These could all be part of it, he suggested, but certainly not all of it.
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The Melanoma Man’s message for the Warrane Boys

image The Melanoma Man’s message for the Warrane Boys

Thursday 29 September, 2016

A quick annual skin check could mean the difference between life and death.
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My values, your values and objective truth

image My values, your values and objective truth

Thursday 29 September, 2016

Professor Iain Benson talks about how society has bankrupted the term ‘values’
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Trigger warnings at university: to use or not to use?

image Trigger warnings at university: to use or not to use?

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

“Before I start, I’d just like to warn you all,” said Matthew Beard, “if you have strong feelings about political correctness, free speech, or you think that trigger warnings are universally good or bad, this talk may be upsetting to you. I would encourage you to stay all the same.”
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Country town girl to one of the world’s top principals

image Country town girl to one of the world’s top principals

Thursday 8 September, 2016

Dr Margaret Varady AO was a guest at formal dinner on 31 August 2016. She spoke about her leadership journey and lessons she has learned along the way.
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Do we really have freedom of speech in modern-day Australia?

image Do we really have freedom of speech in modern-day Australia?

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, speaks about freedom of expression.
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University: where you ignite your life’s passions

image University: where you ignite your life’s passions

Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Lessons from Professor Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor of UTS
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Ignore Advertising and Resist Greed

image Ignore Advertising and Resist Greed

Monday 23 May, 2016

Leading investment advisor, Stephen Christie, offered Warrane students some investment advice when he spoke after formal dinner on Wednesday 13 April 2016. He advised them to do all they could to resist advertising and avoid greed. The man who has worked in the investment and finance industry since 1995, and has provided financial advice as the Head of Private Wealth Management at Ord Minnett and Asset Allocation for Goldman Sachs JBWere Private, said it was all about getting the basics right. That meant not falling for the marketing message suggesting that success is all about possessions that can be financed through debt.
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‘Even when I am down, I am up!’

image ‘Even when I am down, I am up!’

Thursday 31 March, 2016

The CEO of online magazine MANSAM, Mr Sam Leon, has been successful in many business ventures and in public life, so when he spoke to Warrane residents on Wednesday 3 March 2016, he shared his recipe for success
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