Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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The Hon Andrew Robb, AO discusses Australia in a global marketplace

21 May 2014

Join Andrew Robb AO, Minister for Trade and Investment, as he argues the case for keeping markets open to trade and investment, and staying the course of market-led reforms.

'The bedrock of Australia’s economic success is our openness to international trade, foreign investment, new technology and skilled migration. The incontrovertible evidence in Australia and throughout the world is that open markets create wealth for all citizens.' – Andrew Robb AO

This event is part of Big ideas under the dome, a thought-provoking lecture series that includes leading thinkers in the arts, culture, social justice, science and public policy to discuss, debate and reflect on the big ideas and issues of our time. The series was established to celebrate the centenary of the Library’s domed reading room that has been a symbol of inspiration, creativity and ideas since 1913.

Following the lecture Walkley Award winning journalist, Jill Singer will interview Minister Robb about the content of his presentation.
Limited media passes available.

Big Ideas under the dome
The Hon Andrew Robb, AO
Australia in a global marketplace
Wednesday 21 May 2014, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
State Library of Victoria

Media inquiries

Matthew van Hasselt (Wed-Fri) 03 8664 7263
Joanne Maloney (Mon-Wed) 03 8664 7282
State Library of Victoria