11 October 2023
10.00am (AEDT) – Fat Bear Week winner announced
12.30pm (AEDT) – Voice architect/WA Senator Patrick Dodson addresses the National Press Club – Canberra
1.00pm (AEDT) – Housing Minister Julie Collins speaks on ‘Tackling Australia’s housing crisis’ – livestream available here
6.00pm (AEDT) – Referendum postal vote application closes
6.00pm (AEDT) – Indian diplomat Shivshankar Menon in conversation at the Lowy Institute – Canberra
ABS Data Release – Monthly Business Turnover Indicator, August
Company AGM – Commonwealth Bank; CSL
Start of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum (until 13 October) – Brisbane –
First day of HSC written examinations
Birthdays for Dawn French (1957), Joan Cusack (1962) and Cardi B (1992)
• the inauguration of the University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university (1852)
• the premiere of Saturday Night Live, with George Carlin as host (1975)
• a wedding anniversary for Bill and Hillary Clinton (1975)
• the birthdays of the first Governor of NSW Arthur Phillip (1738), former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), and actor Luke Perry (1966)
• the death of singer Édith Piaf (1963)
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