Australia Day Council of NSW
The Australia Day Council of NSW was established by the NSW Government in 1981 following the formation of the National Australia Day Council in 1979. With the approach of the Australian Bicentenary in 1988 and the significant amount of energy and coordination that would require, ADCNSW was tasked with delivering quality, creative, innovative and diverse community events and being the custodian for sharing and enhancing Australian identity and culture.
In the 25 years since the Bicentenary, the Australia Day Council of NSW has continued to strengthen its partnerships with businesses as we consider such associations essential for the continued success of Australia Day celebrations.
The vision of ADCNSW is to inspire national spirit and enrich the life of the nation. The Council works with and for the community to unite the people of NSW in celebration, promote excellence in service to the nation and leads discussion and debate to build our shared future.
The Australia Day Council of NSW is appointed by the Premier of NSW. The Department of Premier and Cabinet provide the secretariat from which the Australia Day Council of NSW operates.
Elizabeth Broderick AO
Elizabeth was Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner from 2007 to 2015. She has worked in various advisory roles on cultural change with the Australian Defence Force and NATO. Elizabeth is currently Special Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Women on Private Sector Leadership and the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, she is the Global Co-Chair of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group and Founder and Convenor of Male Champions of Change group.Elizabeth is a Board Member of the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Board, the Australian Rugby Union Board and formerly a member of the Work Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development.In 2016 Elizabeth was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Ricky is a former Australian NRL player, having played first grade for the Sydney Roosters, North Sydney Bears and the St George Illawarra Dragons. Not only has Ricky had a distinguished playing career, off the field he has worked for 13 years for Australian Rugby League, NSW Rugby League and Country Rugby League. He is currently working for NSW Country Rugby League’s Indigenous Program.