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Australia Day Address

The Address, first delivered in 1997, is a celebration of thought, diversity of opinion and freedom of speech.

Traditionally, distinguished Australians are invited to present their unique reflections on our national identity and share their vision for the future of all Australians.

Each Australia Day Address has been as individual as the person delivering it, presenting inspiring and thought-provoking messages from some of our nation’s leading visionaries.

Previous Australia Day Address speakers include human rights lawyer Deng Adut; Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO; media icon Ita Buttrose AO OBE; novelist Thomas Keneally AO; quantum physicist Professor Michelle Simmons AO; internationally renowned mathematics teacher Eddie Woo; and founder of the #buyfromthebush initiative Grace Brennan.

Speakers

Australia Day Address 2009 by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO delivered the Australia Day address at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Tuesday 20 January 2009.

Australia Day Address 2008 by The Hon. James Jacob Spigelman AC

The Honourable James Jacob Spigelman AC delivered the Australia Day Address at the Conservatorium of Music on Sydney 22 January 2008.

Australia Day Address 2007 by Kim Williams

Kim Williams delivered the Australia Day Address at the Conservatorium of Music on 23 January 2007.

Australia Day Address 2006 by David Bussau

David Bussau delivered the Australia Day Address at the Conservatorium of Music on 24 January 2005.

Australia Day Address 2005 by Richard Pratt AC

Richard Pratt AC delivered the Australia Day Address at The Conservatorium of Music on 19 January 2005.

Australia Day Address 2004 by Robyn Nevin

Robyn Nevin delivered the Australia Day Address at the Conservatorium of Music on 21 January 2004.

Australia Day Address 2003 by Rick Farley

Rick Farley delivered the Australia Day Address at the Conservatorium of Music on 22 January 2003.

Australia Day Address 2002 by Dr Tim Flannery

Rick Farley delivered the Australia Day Address at the Conservatorium of Music on 22 January 2003.

Australia Day Address 2001 by Dr Bryan Gaensler

Dr Bryan Gaensler delivered the Australia Day Address at Customs House on 24 January 2001.

Australia Day Address 2000 by Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue

Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue delivered the Australia Day Address in Sydney on 24 January 2000.

Australia Day Address 1999 by Phoebe Fraser

Phoebe Fraser delivered the Australia Day Address at Parliament House, Sydney, on 21 January 1999.

Australia Day Address 1998 by Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett delivered the Australia Day Address at Parliament House, Sydney, on 22 January 1998.