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War Veterans Group Luncheon
November 10, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 1:00 am
The next War Veterans Luncheon will be held on Wednesday October 11 with our guest speaker The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson, AO.
Dr Brendan Nelson commenced as Director of the Australian War Memorial on 17 December 2012. Prior to this, he was the Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO (2009‚Äì12).
Born in Coburg, Victoria, in 1958, Dr Nelson studied at Flinders University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. He worked as a doctor in Hobart from 1985 to 1995.
In 1993 he became National President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and retired as president in 1995 following his preselection as the Liberal candidate for the Sydney seat of Bradfield.
In 1996 Dr Nelson was elected to the Federal Parliament of Australia. In 2001 he was appointed Minister for Education, Science and Training; in 2006 he became Minister for Defence when troops were deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.
In 2007 he was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, serving as Leader of the Opposition. In 2009 he retired from federal politics before taking up his ambassadorial appointment.
Dr Nelson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in January 2016 for his services to the community, the parliament of Australia, diplomacy and cultural leadership.
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