Christmas dinner: politics, editing, celebrations and a good yarn


From goat politics to the parliamentary version
29 November 2017 5.30pm to 9pm at My Café Manuka
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Enjoy dinner, a drink and an entertaining talk from Jim Snow at our final event for the year at My Café in Manuka.

The cost will be the cost of your meal on the night. It will be a pay-as-you order affair, so you can order anything off the My Café menu .

Even so, you still need to book a seat. CSE will provide the usual pre-dinner drinks: bubbly, still wine and soft drinks. We’ll also supply some drinks to go with dinner. We need to make sure we supply enough for everyone.

About the speaker

Our after-dinner speaker, Jim Snow, was member for Eden Monaro in the Parliament of Australia from 1983 to 1996. He chaired the Caucus or Government Party Room after serving on many policy and parliamentary committees and leading government delegations to Europe, the OECD and Sri Lanka.

Before entering parliament he operated a number of successful pharmacy businesses after working as a wheat and flour tester in St Arnaud, Victoria. In breaks from pharmacy he was Queanbeyan’s first ‘City Community Worker’ establishing the Community Services department for council and with his family became a part time stud breeder of angora goats for 17 years.

Voluntary activities included time as an honorary youth probation officer and work with both business and employee organizations and the Citizen Military Forces.

With his wife, Lesley, Snow was a consultant to Aboriginal organizations and later working patron of the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service. He also served as editor, collator and writer of five editions of the ‘After Parliament Guide’ published by the parliament for its former members. In 2017 he wrote the recently published book ‘Keating and his Party Room’, the first detailed record of any Australian Parliamentary party room…

Don’t miss this event.

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