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Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher is the federal MP for Bradfield, in northern Sydney, and the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts in the Morrison government. He entered parliament in December 2009, joined the ministry in 2015, and was appointed to his present role in December 2020. Before entering parliament, Paul was director, corporate and regulatory affairs, at Optus for eight years. Earlier in his career, he was chief of staff to the Minister for Communications in the Howard government, senator Richard Alston.

Paul has dual first-class honours degrees in law and economics from the University of Sydney and an MBA from Columbia University, New York, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He was active in student politics at Sydney University and was a champion university debater, twice reaching the finals of the World Universities Debating Championship.

Paul is married to jewellery designer Manuela Zappacosta and they have two sons. His previous book, Wired Brown Land? Telstra’s Battle for Broadband, was published by UNSW Press in 2009.

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Events

Dateline Jerusalem: John Lyons in conversation with Stan Grant

Gleebooks 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, News South Wales

Rarely is the public taken deep into the inner sanctum of major news organisations. In this extraordinary book, award-winning journalist John Lyons goes to the heart of how the media...

Free – $12

WinterWild: Walking on Country

Apollo Bay Community Hall 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay, VIC

Join a panel of Indigenous leaders including Associate Professor Dr. Michael-Shawn Fletcher, a Wiradjuri man, paleo-ecologist and biogeographer; Dr. Jack Pascoe, a Yuin man, ecologist and Research Manager at the...

$25

Injustice, Survival, Memory 2022 conference

Australian National University RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton, ACT

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Humanities Research Centre and School of History presents Injustice, Survival, Memory: Marking 80 years since the Dunera and Queen Mary internees arrived...

The World Turned Upside Down

Sydney Opera House Sydney, New South Wales

Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt, Allegra Spender and others The cross benches in our federal parliament got quite a bit more crowded at this year's election. Will this Independents movement continue...