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Archived Speakers

The National Press Club of Australia is very proud of its heritage. Over the years the Club has hosted Addresses from a vast array of visiting international figures, Heads of State, Religious leaders, innovators and political leaders, including every Prime Minister/Opposition Leader every year over the past 40 years.

From the first address from Chief Justice and External Affairs Minister Sir Garfield Barwick on 17 May 1963 held at the then Hotel Canberra, right through to present day addresses held in our state of the art television studio, our speaker archive is available for download by decade to the right. Below is a list of our most recent speakers.

Dr Omar Khorshid

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Australian Medical Association Federal President

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Ita Buttrose

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Chair of the ABC & Patron of Macular Disease Foundation Australia

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Bill Shorten

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Shadow Minister for the NDIS

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Jane Golley, Wang Xining & Michael Smith

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LAUNCH OF THE 2020 CHINA STORY YEARBOOK

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Graeme Samuel

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Chair of Dementia Australia

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Richard Marles

Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for National Reconstruction, Employment, Skills and Small Business

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Dr Cathy Foley

Australia’s Chief Scientist

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Professor Deborah Terry AO

Vice-Chancellor, The University of Queensland & Chair, Universities Australia

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Kevin Rudd

Former Foreign Minister and Prime Minister of Australia

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Grace Tame

Australian of the Year 2021

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Tony Mahar, Jennifer Westacott & Peter Strong

National Farmers' Federation CEO, Business Council of Australia CEO & Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia CEO

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Nicola Forrest & Jay Weatherill

Co-Chair & Co-Founder of Minderoo Foundation and CEO of Thrive by Five

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Robert Booy, Mary-Louise McLaws & Sanjaya Senanayake

Epidemiologists and Immunisation Experts

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Kristina Keneally

Shadow Minister for Government Accountability

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Philip Lowe

GOVERNOR OF THE RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

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The Hon Scott Morrison MP

PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA

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