Peter FitzSimons

The Case for an Australian RepublicĀ 

May 2016

Journalist, historian, author, footballer, and most recently, Chair of the Australian Republican movement, Peter FitzSimons presented the case for an Australian Republic and why we should actively encourage our elected political representatives to pursue this goal.


Robyn Williams

After 40 years of science – why it matters more than ever

April 2016

Robyn Williams discusses his latest book, In Love with Olive the Crow.

In this lively account of forty years of ABC RN’sĀ The Science Show, Robyn reveals in his inimitable style why science is important – touching on topics like the flakes and the heroes, propaganda, cosmic revolutions, our relationship with animals, women in science, and of course, the environment.


2015 – Selected speakers


Peter Manning – Us & Them: Media, Muslims and the Middle East (Nov)

Professor John Keane – Why we should be reading democracy (October)

Chris Sheil and Frank Stilwell – The Rise and Rise of the Super Rich (July)

Dorothy Hoddinott AO – Social Justice or Human Rights (June)

Dr Elizabeth Farrelly – “Starchitecture” – The Role of Architecture (May)