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Lindsay Tanner to feature at Victorian election forum

Former federal finance minister and newly appointed Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at Victoria University Lindsay Tanner will take part in a forum on the State election being held at Victoria University on Monday 8 November.

The topic is: Voting for independents and minor parties: suicidal or sensible? The forum is being hosted by the Victoria Graduate School of Business.

The line-up of speakers is:

  • Independent Victorian MP for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram
  • Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Lindsay Tanner
  • CEO of the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Wayne Kayler-Thomson
  • Psephologist and management analyst Professor John Zeleznikow

The forum will be chaired by head of school Professor Pauline Stanton, who will moderate a question and answer session following presentations from each of the panellists.

"Following the federal election there has been speculation that Victoria could also be heading for a hung Parliament after the state election on 27 November," Professor Zeleznikow said.

"The four speakers will present a range of views from those involved in government and balance-of-power politics, to the needs of business and evidence-based academic analysis. This will be an opportunity for the public and the media to examine the case for and against minor parties and independents holding the balance of power."

When: Monday 8 November, 12pm-2.00pm

Where: Level 11, City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders St Melbourne

Parking: adjacent

RSVP: by 4 November to Smilka Jakobi: Smilka.Jakobi@vu.edu.au; 9919 1295

A light lunch will be served at noon and the forum will commence at 12.30pm sharp.

Media inquiries: Jim Buckell, A/Senior Media Officer

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email: jim.buckell@vu.edu.au 

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