31 October 2023
7.00am (AEDT) – Ballon d’Or winners announced – Paris
10.50am (AEDT) – Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Brad Jones delivers a speech at the Australian Finance Industry Association conference – Sydney
12.15pm (AEDT) – The Whakaari-White Island trial judgment is handed down
12.30pm (AEDT) – 2023 Australian of the Year Taryn Brumfitt addresses the National Press Club – Canberra
7.30pm (AEDT) – Netball – South Africa Series Game 3 – Australia v South Africa – Hobart
Company shareholder meeting – Endeavour Group
AFR Super and Wealth Summit – Melbourne
Start of the International Mining and Resources Conference – Sydney (until 2 November)
Trick or treat, it’s Halloween
Birthdays for Peter Jackson (1961), Vanilla Ice (1967), and Willow Smith (2000)
• Michelangelo completing the painting of The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel (1541)
• the last successful cavalry charge in history by the 4th Australian Light Horse during the Battle of Beersheba in WWI (1917)
• the completion of the Mount Rushmore Monument (1941)
• the birthdays of painter Jan Vermeer (1632) and poet John Keats (1795)
• the deaths of magician Harry Houdini (1926) and actors River Phoenix (1993) and Sean Connery (2020)
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