Notre Dame partners with Business News for the Politics and Policy Series

10 June 2021

The University of Notre Dame Australia was Host Partner of the Business News Politics & Policy Breakfast in Perth on Wednesday 9 June, featuring keynote speaker Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash.

The event was attended by some 300 corporate, political and community leaders, alongside staff and students from Notre Dame. In attendance were Presidents of the Notre Dame Business Society, Bianca Hernandez, and Notre Dame Law Students Society, Elizabeth McKenzie (pictured above with Michaelia Cash).

Mr Justin Carroll, Governor and member of the Board of Directors at Notre Dame gave an introductory address and spoke about the University’s history, as well as its ongoing commitment to providing an excellent educational experience for the country’s future leaders.

“Our aim is to empower the next generation of ethical leaders and prepare students to navigate the challenges of an ever-changing environment – so critical thinkers and ethical leaders. I’m sure they are the kind of people the Attorney-General would like to see in politics, business, law firms, and in our schools and hospitals and communities across the country,” he said.

Mr Carroll welcomed the Hon. Michaelia Cash to the stage, saying: “Attorney-General, since the day you were first elected to the Senate for Western Australia in 2007, you signed on to serve the common good. You’ve held many parliamentary positions and ministerial appointments, including in the areas of immigration and border protection, employment, jobs and innovation, small and family business, skills and vocational education and industrial relations. We thank you for addressing us today.”

The Hon. Michaelia Cash, who revealed that she tutored in Tort at Notre Dame’s School of Law for a time while she was Senior Associate at the Freehills law firm (1999-2008), spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Australian economy and healthcare system, as well as the JobKeeper program. She also touched on the topics of the COVID-19 roll-out, the effectiveness of the instant asset write-off scheme and the government’s continued commitment to national security.

Watch the full event below or here.

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