Plenary session speakers

The State of Play

This session will be a State of Play of Federal politics.


  • Hon. Madeleine King MP, Minister for Resources, Northern Australia; with 
  • Hon Patrick Gorman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister
  • Ben Harvey, Chief Reporter, The West Australian

Hon. Madeleine King MP

Ben Harvey


Leading the Way for Climate Resilient Communities

This session will focus on the role and leadership of the State Government in driving action on coordinated climate action and speak to the vision of a strong state message for coordinated resilience planning in Western Australia. Industry experts and perspectives from Local Government will add to the conversation around how we navigate the uncertainty of a changing climate whilst delivering economic and socially sustainable outcomes for our community.


  • Meredith Hammat MLA, Member for Mirrabooka (representing Hon Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Environment; Climate Change)
  • Dr Brad Pettitt MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region
  • Rupert Flury, Managing Director, Bowring Marsh
  • David Fyfe, Chief Executive Officer, Synergy
  • Moderated by: Mayor Hon. Albert Jacob, City of Joondalup
Mayor Hon. Albert Jacob
  Dr Brad Pettitt 

Local Government into the Future


  • Bernard Salt AM, Futurist, columnist, speaker, business advisor and media commentator
  • Brad Hyde, Director Client Organisation, Ipsos Australia & New Zealand
Bernard Salt AM

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