Politics is always at the forefront of any AADA National Dealer Convention and we get straight into it this year, with two political guests speaking at the AADA 2019 Auto-IT Opening Breakfast.
The Victorian Minister for Small Business and Minister for Local Government, The Hon Adem Somyurek MP, will be the first guest speaker, followed by Sir Murray Rivers QC, the creation of one of Australia’s greatest political satirists, Bryan Dawe.
Mr Somyurek has been a Member of Parliament since 2002. Following the 2018 Victorian state election, he was appointed Minister for Local Government and Minister for Small Business. His previous ministerial portfolios have also included Innovation and Trade. He is committed to supporting small business to thrive as part of a growing and fairer Victorian economy.
He holds a Master of Arts in Policy and Politics from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Sociology from Monash University.
Mr Somyurek was first elected to the Victorian province of Eumemmerring in 2002 and has been a Member for the South Eastern Metropolitan Region since 2006.
Bryan Dawe is known for brilliant partnership with the late, great John Clarke on A Current Affair and The 7.30 Report. He is a highly-awarded political satirist, writer, actor and comedian, as well as a songwriter, photographer and social activist.
Through the character of Sir Murray Rivers QC, Bryan will provide us with a brilliant, incisive, politically incorrect slice of political wit that promises to be just the tonic for the uninspiring political climate in which we are mired. All sides of politics will cop their whack in this hilarious, insightful presentation.
The traditional opener for any AADA Convention, the AADA Auto-IT Opening Breakfast, is the first gathering of all delegates and sets the tone for the program to come. It is always a highly informative and entertaining way to start the day, and this year will be no exception.