Ann Sherry AO

Ann Sherry AO

Topic: From Country Queensland to the Bridge of a Cruise Shipping Business: One Woman’s Journey Introducing her talk with praise for Jessie Street, Ann talked about what had defined her public and working life from her days at the University of Queensland as a student...
Adele Horin

Adele Horin

Topic: Do Newspapers Have a Future and Who Cares? Adele talked about the changing nature of newspapers with new social and other media eroding the readership and advertising base. She was concerned that without good journalism the ability to uncover corruption and...
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby

Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby

Topic: What Were Women in Australia Reading in the 1880s? Elizabeth focused in particular on two women’s reading groups, one in Sydney and one in Hobart. She provided an overview of the literary culture of the period using the groups, their members and their reading...
Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy

Topic: Building a Better World – Towards a More Feminine Future Helen talked about the fact that the planet was facing a crucial period and that there was a need to acknowledge the value of forward thinkers such as the Dalai Lama, Professor Yunus and Ghandi. She...
The Hon Susan Ryan AO

The Hon Susan Ryan AO

Topic: Open Doors or More Brick Walls? Women and Universities in the 21st Century Susan spoke of the contribution of Australian women leaders at world forums and then turned to the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Australia and women and university education. She...
Professor Marie Bashir AC, Governor of NSW

Professor Marie Bashir AC, Governor of NSW

Topic: Jessie Street’s Legacy Her Excellency spoke about the legacy of Jessie Street, a lifelong advocate of human rights, for birth control, sex education and equal pay as well as her contribution to the mounting of the 1967 Referendum.  She also acknowledged women...