Q and A Panel on Australia's future engagement with the European Union

This Question and Answer (Q&A) Panel, at the University of Melbourne, featured representatives from the European Union, the Australian government, business, industry, civil society and academia. They  interrogated the Australia-EU relationship from a variety of perspectives. Members of the audience had the opportunity to ask questions, to which the panel responded and debated. The format of the Q and A Panel facilitated spontaneous interaction and shon a spotlight on Australia-EU engagement.

The panellists were:

  • H.E. Dr Michael Pulch, EU Ambassador to Australia
  • Ms Alison Burrows, Chief Negotiator for Australia-EU FTA negotiations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Professor Philomena Murray, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne
  • Mr Jason Collins, Chief Executive officer, European Australian Business Council, Chairman, European Business Organisations Worldwide
  • Dr Prudence Gordon, General Manager of Trade & Economics, National Farmers Federation
  • Ms Reem Mussa, Humanitarian Affairs Advisor, Forced Migration,Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders

The Q&A was moderated by Dr Isaac Kfir (Australian Strategic Policy Institute).

The Q&A was followed by a Reception (7.30-8.15pm).

A flyer of the Q&A event can be downloaded here.

The Q&A event was recorded by ABC Radio Nation Big Ideas. The recording can be accessed by clicking here.