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Meeting Dates & Speakers

28th October 2019

Speaker: David Rosenberg

Former Intelligent Officer at Pine Gap

In 1966, Australia and the US signed a treaty that allowed the establishment of a jointly run satellite tracking station, just south of Alice Springs. For more than fifty years it has operated in a shroud of secrecy and been the target of much public and political controversy.

David Rosenberg, a US high-tech spy who worked at Pine Gap for 18 years, was the first to speak out to give an insider's account of what happens behind those locked gates in the middle of the Australian desert. Rosenberg detailed his career with an American intelligence agency during a tumultuous period in history that covered the terms of three American Presidents, four Australian Prime Ministers, the end of the Cold War, a peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, two wars in Iraq, genocide in Rwanda, as well as the ‘War against Terror' and the emergence of North Korea as a nuclear-armed nation.

This revised and expanded edition of Rosenberg’s account is a fascinating glimpse inside the top-secret world of military surveillance. It includes a new afterword discussing how, in the fallout of controversies such as the Edward Snowden leaks, the ethics of eavesdropping are now more important than ever.

David will have books for sale & will be happy to sign them.              

25th November 2019

Speaker: Max Higgins

Five important words

Talks about "The Five Most Important Words In The History Of The World".

One of the WORLD'S top speakers

•Google recognises in the top three sites in the world for Hospitality Marketing Ideas.  Also, Max was voted #1 in the world in the original list of World's Hospitality Gurus.

•Max is recognised by peers and clients alike as one of the world's top marketers and speakers

•Speaking Industry legend Dottie Walters included Max in the top ten best marketers in the world

•Max was chosen as the World's Consummate Speaker for American Speakers Magazine - Sharing Ideas (The only other non North American to receive this honour was Dame Margaret Thatcher - the Ex Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

•Max was selected by National Speakers Association of America for the International Ambassador's Award 1997 (At the time it had only been awarded three times in the history of the organization)

•Max is a Past President Of The World's Global Speakers Association

•Max Is a Past President of The National Speakers Association of Australia

•Max is the recipient of The Nevin Award. This is the highest accolade awarded by the National Speakers Association of Australia


Max will have books for sale at the end of the presentation.