Australia Day Address
Since its inception in 1997 and in a fitting build up to Australia Day, the Australia Day Address has become one of the nation’s most important and successful Australia Day initiatives. The Address taps into the essence of what the 26 January is all about – celebrating and reflecting on our national spirit.
Eminent individuals are invited to provide their own unique perspective on issues such as Australia's identity and the challenges that confront our society. Past speakers include Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE and Associate Professor Charlies Teo AM.
The 2013 Australia Day Address was delivered on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 by Kurt Fearnely OAM.