Victorian Fabians Annual Dinner 2017: Tim Colebatch



'Government in a slow-growth, fast changing world'

Come join us for the biggest event on our calendar – the Annual Dinner with special guest speaker Tim Colebatch, journalist, political and economic commentator and author. Tim will address themes of governability in a climate of grassroots revolt and a splintering of party loyalties. This is against a backdrop of economic stagnation where poor economic outcomes underpin much political discontent.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and like minded people over dinner, while supporting the best of our TAFE sector at the William Angliss Restaurant.


Date and Time

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 6:30 PM (6:30pm Canapés, 7:00pm Dinner) 


Speaker: Tim Colebatch



Our speaker, Tim Colebatch, was Economics Editor of The Age between 1993 and 2013, and before that, Washington correspondent, editorial writer and environment writer. His book, a biography of Victoria's reformist Premier of the 1970's, Dick Hamer, was published in 2014 and he is presently researching a second book.

He is a frequent contributor to the online current affairs and culture journal Inside Story ( and has been a generous speaker at previous Fabian events.

Tim has been an incisive commentator on Australian and international politics, and is especially interested in themes of governability and its intersection with economics.

He has recently been visiting Europe and has been thinking about what can make economies successful in a post manufacturing age.



Fabian Members/Concessions - $65

Non-Fabian Members - $75

Table capacity: 10 people

Book Tickets: TryBooking


  • November 28, 2017 at 6:30pm – 11:30pm
  • William Angliss Restaurant
    550 Little Lonsdale St
    Melbourne, VIC 3000
    Google map and directions
  • Jack Halliday

    0417 033 425