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Lowy Institute at NGV
Lowy Institute Paper Launch: Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia by Andrew Leigh

Tue 3 Oct, 6.15pm–7.15pm
NGV International
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)
Ground Level

Free entry

In the early part of the twentieth century, the world turned inwards as fear shut down flows of people and goods across national borders. A century later, can we make a better choice?

Choosing Openness, a new Lowy Institute Paper by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP and published by Penguin Random House Australia, launches in Melbourne at the NGV.

Across the developed world, global engagement has become a major political fault line. Some say that trade, investment, and immigration are threats rather than opportunities. Global uncertainty, rising inequality, and populism present real challenges to globalists. Choosing Openness argues that Australia’s past prosperity has flowed from engaging with the world. An open Australia requires stronger advocacy and smarter policies.