UWS Open Forum: Reflections on Government, Then and Now

Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO will draw on his remarkable career in federal politics to discuss the difference between being in power and in opposition, at a special Open Forum at the University of Western Sydney next month.

The Open Forum, Reflections on Government, Then and Now, (opens in a new window) will be held at the UWS Parramatta campus on Wednesday, August 8 at 6pm.

Senator Arthur Sinodinos (opens in a new window) was the Chief of Staff to the former Prime Minister John Howard from 1997 to 2006 following a long career in the Departments of Finance and Treasury.

In 2006 Senator Sinodinos left Canberra to become a director at investment bank Goldman Sachs JBWere, before moving to the National Australia Bank to work as a Regional General Manager, and later a Managing Director.

He was appointed to the Senate in 2011 following the resignation of Senator Helen Coonan.

He is currently the Director of the NSW branch of the Liberal Party, and writes a regular column for The Australian newspaper.

The forum will be chaired by Dr Sev Ozdowski, (opens in a new window) the former Human Rights Commissioner and current Director of Equity and Diversity at UWS.

“We are delighted to have Senator Sinodinos here to outline his thoughts on government, political power and the future of Australia,” says Dr Ozdowski.

“Senator Sinodinos is a brilliant economist and a national treasure who has forged strong links with migrant communities across the country.”

WHAT: UWS Open Forum, Reflections on Government, Then and Now, featuring Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO

WHEN: 5.30pm for a 6pm start, August 8 2012

WHERE: UWS Parramatta Campus, (opens in a new window) corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere, Building EE Room EE.G.36


19 July 2012

Contact: Mark Smith, Media Officer