7.30's Leigh Sales to speak at G21 Forum


WALKLEY award-winning journalist Leigh Sales will be key-note speaker at the sixth-annual G21 Stakeholder Forum this September.

The anchor of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's prime time flagship program 7.30 will speak on the state of federal politics.

The Forum this year will focus on the theme Advancing the G21 Region.

Other presenters will include:

  • Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten
  • Federal Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale
  • Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson, representing the Prime Minister
  • Regional Australia Institute chief executive officer Jack Archer
  • Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Rowena Allen

A panel will also discuss the "Visitor Economy Along the Great Ocean Road": Lizzie Corke (Conservation Ecology Centre); Warick Brown (Surf Coast Times); Matt McDonald (Searoad Ferries); and Christine Smith (Great Ocean Stays).

G21 chief executive officer Elaine Carbines urged people to lock away the date, with tickets now available via Eventbrite.

“Our forums have become key annual events for G21 region, providing compelling discussion points on issues of public importance,” Ms Carbines said.

The forum will run from 9am to 3.30pm, Friday 1 September at RACV Torquay Resort, Torquay.

Ms Sales, pictured, was previously anchor of the ABC’s prestigious Lateline program, where her work included interviewing Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair and Henry Kissinger.

She worked as ABC Washington correspondent and received Australia’s highest journalism honor, a Walkley, for her work covering events at US military prison Guantanamo Bay and the case of Australian detainee David Hicks.

Her subsequent book Detainee 002 received critical acclaim.

Seats for the annual G21 Stakeholder Forum sell quickly. Book now and avoid disappointment by clicking here.


G21 acknowledges its 2017 forum sponsors:

Principal sponsor - Business Technology Specialists - www.teambts.com.au

Other sponsors include: TAC, VicSuper, WorkSafe Victoria, Regional Development Australia, Gforce Employment Solutions, GeelongPort, WSM and Evologic.