Rex Patrick is a former submariner (who has spent time at sea on a US nuclear powered submarine), project manager, business owner and senator for South Australia. Utilising engineering and life skills developed over half a century, and his experience inside the heart of our political system, Rex has now taken up the role as a full time ‘transparency warrior’. He extracts information from government using Freedom of Information laws to enable him and others, including the ‘Teal’ MPs and independent senators, to stir the political pot to achieve better public policy outcomes. When asked if he’s a trouble maker, Rex responds, “Yes, I proudly cause trouble – public interest trouble”.
Exactly what we need? Worst deal in History? Good for South Australia? A well thought out plan? Just this Prime Minister's view, a precursor to the next Prime Minister's new plan? A nuclear proliferation nightmare?
Join our guest speaker Rex Patrick as we consider the recently announced AUKUS security partnership and its implications for South Australia and Australia.
Part of our regular 'Diplomacy at the Bar' series, where knowledge, networking and a glass of wine coalesce for a more relaxed way to get involved in international affairs. We hope you come along to join the conversation and get to know some fellow international affairs aficionados at Adelaide's local favourite, The Howling Owl.
Note: This is an in-person event only. Food provided.
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The Howling Owl 10 Vaughan Place Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
*Stair access only. **Parking available on East Terrace. ***6pm arrival for a 6.30pm event start.