National Events Diary as at 11 April, 2008
Written by ACM   
Friday, 11 April 2008



  Tuesday 15th April 2008  

 Sydney, NSW: 11am for 1130am The Kingsford Smith Branch meets at  the  Coogee Diggers Club - Coogee RSL, Carr/Byron Streets, Coogee.  

Conversation with Barry Collins O.A.M. recently returned from the USA, where he met Hilary Clinton during the election primaries.  Barry has served in the Police, the Army & has many community interests. Visitors are invited to stay for lunch, if they wish. RSVP: Margaret 9665 3512; Rosemary 9398 3773; This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

  Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 

 Sydney, NSW: 715pm Dinner La Tavola, 16 Falcon St, Crows Nest. The Northern Suburbs Liberal Club. 

Speaker: Professor David Flint: “A republic? Not inevitable...and certainly not likely!” 

  Rrsvp by 9 April  to Marilyn Mackenzie-Cameron 0402 118 059 or email to Richard Rawle via This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . $40 per head for two course meal including wine. Cash/chq on the evening.   

Sunday 20 April, 2008 

Collingrove Homestead, South Australia, 6 K from Angaston, Barossa Valley. From noon.The Queen’s 82nd Birthday. Country Barbecue, entertainment including Australian Light horse, English Folk Singers, Scottish Piper and dancer.

Adults,$15, under13 $5, preschoolers, free. In recogntion of 60years of the Land Rover, if you bring and display yours, free for the driver.  Transport available.

Contact Rob Carter, phone (w) 83 49 62 55 (h) 83 89 15 18

Monday, 21 April, 2008: The Queen's Birthday

Sydney, 12noon for 1230PM, Luncheon, Parliament House, The Queen’s Birthday, Speaker : The Hon. Alexander Downer: " "Republicanism in Australia."

  Monday, 28th April 2008

Melbourne,  12noon for 12.30pm, lunch, The Kelvin Club, Melbourne Place, Melbourne (located off Russell Street between Little Collins and Bourke Streets) ,cost:$55. Speaker, Professor David Flint: “2008 and Beyond – The Way Ahead”

 Thursday, 1 May, 2008

Canberra, 9am – 5.15pm, Roundtable on Constitutional Reform.  Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.   Parliament House, Committee Room 1R4.

  Thursday, 1May, 2008

Sydney, NSW, The Pittwater School, Great Hall. Royal Society of St. George. Dinner. St.George’s Day. Speaker: Professor David Flint : " 320 Glorious Years."

  Friday, 6 June, 2008

Brisbane, United Services Club , 183 Wickham Terrace. 12 for 1230pm.  Lunch. “ Defending the Constitution and the Flag in the  new political situation.”  Speaker: Professor David Flint:  “ The New Political  Situation: Defending the Constitution and the Flag."  A Power Point presentation.

Friday, 20 -22 June 2008 

Marlborough, New Zealand. The Vintner's Retreat. Blenheim. The Summer Sounds Symposium, now held on the southern winter solstice.   Key note speech, “Constitutional change in Australia and New Zealand?”  Speaker Professor David Flint.   

[Details will shortly be posted on the symposium site, The Symposium is an annual meeting of minds from the scientific, academic, business, political and media communities founded in 1997 by Amy (Agnes-Mary) Brooke, columnist, critic, commentator and children's writer.]

  Friday 22-Sunday 24 August, 2008 

North Sydney, NSW.  Upholding the Australian Constitution. The Samuel Griffiths Society, 20th Conference. Rydges Hotel, 54 McLaren Street, North Sydney, (02) 9922 131154 Information: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it : 

   Friday, Saturday, 19-20 September, 2008: 

ACM National Conference at the Hotel Northbridge in Northbridge (Perth) Western Australia.  

Thursday, 6 November, 2008:  

Affirmation Day, TBA The Ninth Anniversary of the 1999 Referendum. TBA 

 Friday, 14 November, 2008:  The Birthday of the Prince of Wales, TBA