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Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and petrol head and is the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year. She ad...

Barrie Adams

Barrie Adams PSM FCPA completed his accounting studies in 1970 and was admitted as a CPA in 1971 with the Australian Society of Accountants. He advanc...

Phillip Adams

Broadcaster, filmmaker, author, archaeologist, controversialist, social commentator and satirist, Phillip Adams was elected one of Australia's 100 Nat...

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly is a broadcaster, author, academic, musician and one of Australia’s most respected and versatile media talents. He is co-host of network TE...

Paul Barry

Some journalists might see upsetting the Packers and Murdochs as career suicide, but Paul Barry has built his highly successful and respected career o...

The Hon Peter Beattie

Peter Beattie was the 36th Premier of Queensland for nine years and leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state for eleven and a half years. Hi...

The Hon. Kim Beazley AC FAIIA

Mr Beazley was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980 and represented the electorates of Swan (1980-96) and Brand (1996-2007). Mr Beazley was a...



Geoffrey Blainey

An economic and social commentator on present-day Australia, Geoffrey Blainey was born in Victoria and brought up in country towns, including Leongath...

Anna Bligh

Anna Bligh is a widely recognized and acknowledged Australian leader, a wife and the proud mother of two sons. Until recently, when she moved to NSW t...

John Brogden

John Brogden has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) since January 2015. The A...

Hon. John Brown

Enigmatic and irreverent, John Brown's life is full of contradictions. A successful businessman and politician, the former Minister for Sport Recr...

Bob Brown AM

Bob (Robert James) Brown, was born in 1944 and educated in rural New South Wales, before becoming the captain of Blacktown Boys High School and gradua...

Nick Bryant

Nick Bryant served as a BBC correspondent in Washington and South Asia before arriving in Sydney in 2006, where he was the BBC Australia correspondent...

Barrie Cassidy

Barrie Cassidy is one of Australia's most experienced political journalists, having covered federal politics since the late 1970s. In the late 1980s, ...

Lee Lin Chin

Television News and Current Affairs Presenter of many years standing with the highly regarded SBS prime time News. Lee Lin Chin possesses a thorough ...

Tasneem Chopra

A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem was listed as “One of 16 Women To Watch in 2016" by Latte magazine. In previous years she has been listed in The...

Barry Cohen

Barry Cohen admits that what kept him sane through thirty years as a politician, was the funny side of his profession. As a raconteur with a bower bir...

Jeffrey Cole

Jeffrey Cole has been at the forefront of media and communication technology policy issues in both the United States and internationally for the past ...

Geoff Colvin

Geoff is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist...



David Combe

In the year 2000 David Combe was named "Australia's Top Export Salesmen" by Overseas Trading Magazine and included in the "Twenty Five Most Influenti...

Rev. Tim Costello

Tim Costello is one of Australia's most recognised voices on social justice, leadership and ethics, having engaged in public debates on gambling, urba...

Prof. Paul Davies

Paul Davies is theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, author and broadcaster. He currently holds the position of Professor of Natural Phi...

Jon Dee

Jon Dee was the 2010 NSW ‘Australian of the Year'. He is the Founder and Managing Director of the Australian advocacy organisation ‘Do Something!' and...

Sir Roger Douglas

Sir Roger Douglas, as Minister of Finance in New Zealand, won an international reputation as the strategist and driving force responsible for the refo...

The Hon. Alexander Downer

Alexander Downer retired from politics in 2008 after an amazing 24 years and prior to that was a highly successful career diplomat. In every respect A...

Amanda Ellis

Amanda Ellis is Deputy Secretary for the International Development Group, managing New Zealand's international aid and development program and advisin...

Anton Enus

Anton Enus is an award winning broadcast journalist with more than 30 years of experience. His career spans television, radio and print coverage of in...

The Hon. Tim Fischer

The Honourable Tim Fischer AC is the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and was the Australian Ambassador to the Holy for 3 years until January...

Professor Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is on a mission. He believes that human activity is drastically altering the earth's climate, and that before too long these changes will...

David Galbally

David Galbally is one of Australia's best know lawyers and Queens Council and is the son of Australia's greatest criminal lawyer Frank Galbally. David...

Peter Garrett

Labor Member for Kingsford Smith Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Reconciliation and the Arts Peter was elected as the Labor Member for Kingsfor...

The Hon. Nick Greiner

Nick Greiner was Premier and Treasurer of New South Wales from 1988-1992. Since his retirement from politics he has been heavily involved in the corpo...

Susan Halliday

The inaugural Chairperson of the state's largest professional regulatory authority, the Victorian Institute of Teaching, Susan Halliday is known to m...

Tim Harcourt

Introducing Tim Harcourt, The Airport Economist Tim Harcourt, The Airport Economist, is the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the UNSW Business S...



The Hon. Robert J.L. Hawke, AC

Bob Hawke was born in 1929 at Bordertown, South Australia. Western Australia's Rhodes Scholar of 1953 he also studied at Oxford University from 195...

Dr John Hewson OA

Dr Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media and the financial system. He has worked as an e...

David Hill

David Hill is unquestionably one of Australia's most sort after business speakers with experience spanning most industries from Government, the Media,...

The Hon. John Howard, OM AC SSI

John Winston Howard, born 26 July 1939, served as Australia’s Prime Minister between March 1996 and November 2007. He is the nation’s second longest ...

Simon Illingworth

Ex-Detective Sergeant Simon Illingworth was bashed, threatened and intimidated by bent cops and underworld criminals, all in the line of duty. His lif...

Ronni Kahn

OzHarvest was founded in November 2004 when events organiser, Ronni Kahn wanted to make a significant contribution to society. Stunned by the amount o...



The Hon. Paul Keating

Paul Keating is one of the great Australian political leaders. Born in Sydney in 1944, Paul Keating was elected a Member of Parliament for the federal...

The Hon Jeffrey Kennett

Mr Kennett entered the Victorian State Parliament in 1976 after a military and commercial career. He was elected Leader of the Opposition in 1982 a...

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

When he retired from the High Court of Australia on 2 February 2009, Michael Kirby was Australia’s longest serving judge. He was first appointed in...



The Rt Hon Helen Liddell

Helen Liddell arrived in Australia to take up her position as British High Commissioner, on July 8 2005 to news of the London bombings. A former Cabi...

Sam Lipski

Sam Lipski has been Chief Executive of The Pratt Foundation, the philanthropic trust of the Pratt family and the Visy Group of companies, since Novemb...

Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone is a Londoner born and bred, and earned a record of speaking up for Londoners throughout his time in politics. He established a re...

Dr Simon Longstaff

Dr Simon Longstaff is a philosopher whose focus is in the field of applied ethics encompassing the wider community beyond academe. He has been Execut...

Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald is an award winning Broadcaster and International Affairs Correspondent and Fellow at Harvard University. Hamish has covered war ...

David Marshall

David Marshall is one of the National Capital's high profile business leaders, having headed up Canberra's Austereo stations FM104.7 and 2CA for six y...

Wendy McCarthy AO

Wendy McCarthy began her career as a secondary school teacher and remains passionate about the power of education. For four decades she has been a tea...

Maxine McKew

Maxine McKew is an Hon Fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her most recent book “Class Act” was published in 2014 and looks at succ...



Colin McLaren

Colin McLaren is the subject of a film being produced in Australia, of his life. In particular, the film follows the back chapters of his hugely succe...

Patrice Newell

Patrice Newell manages a large certified bio-dynamic farm in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW near Scone and is the author of three books. The first ...

The Rt Hon Lord Christopher Patten of Barnes CH PC

Christopher Francis Patten was born in 1944. He was educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History...

Shane Phillips

“We have to create our own destiny and develop our own tools to do it.” Advocate for Aboriginal rights, Shane Phillips is a respected member of the...



His Excellency Dr.Jose Ramos-Horta

Before serving his country as President, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta was known internationally as a peacemaker. In exile from his country for the better part...



Robert Redenbach

At the 2017 Zimmer Biomet annual conference, Rob Redenbach provided a 60 minute keynote on leadership without rank. The response to Rob’s presentation...



Ben Roberts-Smith

Ben Roberts-­‐Smith served with distinction in the Australian Army and Special Air Service Regiment. His service spans over 19 years and include...

Geoffery Robertson, QC

Geoffrey Robertson QC has had a distinguished career as a trial counsel, human rights advocate and United Nations judge. He has appeared in many celeb...

Ian Sinclair

Born in Sydney, educated at Knox Grammar School and Sydney University (BA, LLB) Ian Sinclair was admitted as a barrister in 1952 and bred cattle and s...

Jim Soorley

Jim Soorley was born in northern NSW in 1951. He was educated at the local primary school and then as a boarder at Woodlawn, outside of Lismore, run b...

Laura Tingle

The Australian Financial Review's political editor Laura Tingle has spent most of her 35 year career covering federal politics, writing on both econom...

Don Watson

Don Watson is one of Australia's most distinguished writers and public speakers. He grew up on a farm in Gippsland, took his undergraduate degree at ...

Tim Wilson

Tim is one of Australia's most challenging opinion makers drawing on strong philosophical principles, backed up with evidence, while maintaining a rea...

Jason Yat-sen Li

Jason has an Arts/Law degree with first class honours from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Law from New York University Law School, where he...