U3A/COTA Tuesday Lunchtime Forums
Forums focus on local events, politics, science, the environment & international events, and run for an hour followed by Q&A.
Sessions will be held in alternating Face-to-Face and Zoom formats on Tuesdays from May to November commencing at 12:45pm.
Pre-registration is required for both formats - see details below for how to register for individual sessions.
Face-to-Face Sessions in Main Hall, Hughes Community Centre.
- Held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month
- Limit of 80 attendees
- Entrance fee: $2 per session to be paid by cash or credit card; does not include refreshments
There is a hearing loop in the hall – people with hearing aids should adjust them to the 'T' position.
Zoom Online Sessions
- Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
- Limit of 100 attendees
- Zoom link details will be provided on the Monday night before the session.
For further details contact Alex Gosman at
Living Democracy: An Ecological Manifesto - ZOOM ONLY
Presenter: Tim Hollo, Executive Director, Green Institute, a Visiting Fellow, ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and was a Greens candidate at the recent federal election. He has been actively involved in the community for many years.
Do Lobbyists Influence Government Policy - Tales from the Frontline. And what can be done to Improve Transparency in Government Decision Making? - ZOOM ONLY
Speakers include Greg Turnbull (formerly of the Pharmacy Guild and Paul Keating's Press Secretary) and Amanda Lynch (formerly of the
Tony Shaw (former head of the Australian Communications Authority) will talk on his experience on being "lobbied" on such issues as telecommunications, deregulation, sales of spectrum etc.