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Willoughby Hotel Hosts Politics In The Pub With Special Guest: Treasurer Joe Hockey

Media Release - 28.05.2013

Sydney's historic North Shore pub, The Willoughby Hotel, a flagship venue for Redcape Hotel Group hosted its most recent installment of "Politics in the Pub" on Friday 24th of May and welcomed special guest, Shadow Treasurer & Local Member Joe Hockey. Introduced by AHA-NSW's CEO Paul Nicolaou, Mr. Hockey was on hand to present his party's policies in the lead up to the September election, while also engaging in a Q&A with the audience.

This was the fourth installment of the Politics in the Pub Series of events held at the Willoughby Hotel, which aims provide the local community with access to a free open forum with local councilors and members of parliament. Previous guests have included Willoughby's Mayor, Pat Reilly and Willoughby City Councilor Angelo Rozos, with Joe Hockey being the most prolific guest to date.

Willoughby Hotel's publican John McGurk said, "The pub is the perfect setting to get politics to the people; what's more Australian than opening the political dialogue over a couple of beers?"

Hockey was greeted by an audience of over 150 guests who enjoyed an impressive lunch and drinks provided by the Willoughby Hotel. The guests were eager to pose a range of questions to the shadow treasurer; addressing issues both relevant to his local electorate seat of North Sydney and more national concerns.

Amongst the crowd, a few familiar faces could be spotted, including NRL Blues coach Laurie Daley, who was, to be expected, quizzed by the crowd as to the line up for the first game of the 2013 State of Origin series, even by Mr. Hockey himself.

Paul Nicolaou commented; "As pivotal parts of their local communities, Australian Hotels can play a positive role in engaging their customers around the growing awareness of key social and economic changes influencing their community."

He continued, "Politics in the Pub is a great initiative created by Redcape Hotel Group and endorsed by the AHA NSW in which publicans, like John McGurk of the Willoughby Hotel, can showcase the professionalism, unity and social awareness of the industry."

For more information on Joe Hockey's appearance at Willoughby Hotel or future Politics in the Pub events, please contact;
John McGurk - Licensee

Willoughby Hotel
T: (02) 9417 2119
E: john.mcgurk@willoughbyhotel.com.au


Click here for related article - Laurie Daley at the Willoughby Hotel ahead of State of Origin match to see shadow treasurer Joe Hockey

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