17 November 2021
12.30pm (AEDT) – Executive Director of Anti-Poverty Week Toni Wren, and the Managing Director of Accenture, Andrew Charlton address the National Press Club – Canberra
12.30pm (AEDT) – PM Scott Morrison gives a keynote address at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Sydney Dialogue on emerging and cyber technologies – Sydney Other speakers include Indian PM Narendra Modi and former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
10.00pm (AEDT) – Boxing – Tim Tszyu v Takeshi Inoue – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
ABS Data Release – Wage Price Index, September; Patient Experiences in Australia: Summary of Findings, 2020-21 financial year
Company AGM – Seven Group Holdings; Seek
International Students’ Day
Birthdays for director Martin Scorsese (1942) and actor Danny Devito (1944), Mark “Chopper” Read (1954), drag queen and TV personality RuPaul (1960), singer Kate Ceberano (1966) and actor Rachel McAdams (1978)
• Elizabeth I ascending the throne at 25yo following the death of her half-sister Mary (1558)
• the opening of the Suez Canal, linking Mediterranean and Red seas (1869)
• the anniversary of the first ship sailing through the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans (1913)
• Douglas Engelbart receiving a patent for the first computer mouse (1970)
• the premiere of the film Twilight (2008)
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