Peter McMullin Speaks on Statelessness and Philanthropy

This is an interview that I undertook with the University of Melbourne regarding, amongst other things our philanthropic donation towards the development of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness. Currently, around the world more than 10 million people are stateless. This leaves them vulnerable to discrimination and exploitation. The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness [...]

Weddings, Meetings and Economic Advancement Were All On The Agenda In Nepal

As Vice President, I attended the most recent Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) meeting that was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal is an interesting country. Geographically located between the two continents of China and India, they are uniquely placed for an improving economic position as their neighbours global standing improves. It [...]

Meeting Prince Charles At ACO’s Buckingham Palace Performance

The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) has recently concluded their annual European tour of seven concerts in six cities. Ruth and I, as avid supporters of the ACO, were fortunate enough to be able to join them and their supporters for several of their concerts in Finland and then attend their finale, which was a [...]

Paul Keating Considers This One Of His Most Important Speeches In Decades

Currently, I am in Europe where I have noticed that the development of the digital economy is progressing rapidly. Seeing the state of play over here has promoted the discussion of how Australia is handling this and what needs to happen or change in Australia to keep up. With this in mind, I strongly [...]

After An International Search, Melbourne Picks Cambridge’s Professor Duncan Maskell

It has been announced by  University of Melbourne Chancellor Allan Myers AC QC the appointment of Professor Duncan Maskell as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. Professor Maskell will commence in the role in October 2018. Below is an excerpt from an announcement that I received from the University outlining his background and experience... "Professor [...]

Call To Establish A Parliamentary Advisory Body of Indigenous Australians

Danny Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Gilbert + Tobin and Co-Chair of the Cape York Partnership Group has delivered a compelling speech that I wholeheartedly agree with. Speaking at the Sydney Institute he renews calls to grant Indigenous Australians recognition and a voice in our nation’s primary instrument of governance. Danny urged all Australians [...]

Fund Raising Exceed Expectations For This Innovative Program

Music, Education, Indigenous Australians - Three Areas That I Enjoy Supporting It was a pleasure to recently supporting the Tura Travellers Rise to the Challenge fundraising event. This was a clever concept, with two events held concurrently, linked via a live video connection, across different regions of Australia. It turned into somewhat of a State [...]

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