They said he could never win – but from January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will officially be the President of the United States.

As the experts scramble to explain why the American people elected the most unlikely candidate in American history, the political reverberations continue to be felt around the world including in Australia.

This special Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) panel event will examine the crisis in ‘Establishment politics’ that brought “The Donald” to power – and discuss whether a Trump-style political revolution could happen in Australia.


Ross Cameron is the former Member for Parramatta in the Federal Parliament and has worked in law, business, banking and politics. He is a regular political commentator on SKY NEWS, and is the co-host of the Sunday morning ‘Outsiders’ program with Mark Latham and Rowan Dean.

Louise Clegg is a barrister and occasional opinion writer who is keen on democracy, foundational freedoms and the maintenance of core public institutions. She has practised widely in the public law field and in recent years has taught undergraduate and post graduate public law subjects.

Tom Switzer is a senior fellow at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre and a presenter at ABC’s Radio National. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and Foreign Affairs.