UK Politics: From Chaos to Calmer Waters? - Hosted by the AIIA Queensland


Join us in-person or online with former Attorney-General and High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom, The Honourable Professor George Brandis KC, who will speak on the recent years of political and social turbulence in the UK preceding this years parliamentary elections.


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For nearly a decade since its decision to leave the European Union in June 2016, Britain has experienced a period of political and social turmoil unprecedented in the post-war era: Brexit, COVID, unstable Prime Ministerships, and civil wars in both the Conservative Party and Labour. Its democratic institutions and political structures came under severe strain. How did they cope? What were the reasons for, and consequences of, this period of turmoil? And will the election of a Labour government with a large majority restore stability to British politics?

Agenda

Presentation by The Honourable Professor George Brandis KC
The Hon. George Brandis KC
  • The Hon. George Brandis KC (Professor at ANU)

    The Hon. George Brandis KC

    Professor at ANU

    The Honourable George Brandis KC is a graduate of both of the University of Queensland and Magdalen College Oxford. After private practice as a Barrister, he served 18 years in the Australian Senate and served as Minister for the Arts and Sport in the Howard Government, Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts in the Abbott Government, and Attorney-General and Leader of the Government in the Senate in the Turnbull Government.
    He retired from politics in 2018 to become Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Since returning to Australia in 2022, he has been Professor in the Practice of National Security at the ANU’s National Security College. He also writes a fortnightly column for the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Online and In-person Questions from the Audience
The Hon. George Brandis KC
  • The Hon. George Brandis KC (Professor at ANU)

    The Hon. George Brandis KC

    Professor at ANU

    The Honourable George Brandis KC is a graduate of both of the University of Queensland and Magdalen College Oxford. After private practice as a Barrister, he served 18 years in the Australian Senate and served as Minister for the Arts and Sport in the Howard Government, Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts in the Abbott Government, and Attorney-General and Leader of the Government in the Senate in the Turnbull Government.
    He retired from politics in 2018 to become Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Since returning to Australia in 2022, he has been Professor in the Practice of National Security at the ANU’s National Security College. He also writes a fortnightly column for the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Location

The Atrium
The Atrium, 308 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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