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The Sydney Institute
A conservative think tank dedicated to the principle of policy debate, The Sydney Institute conducts more than 50 lectures, seminars and panel discussions each year.

Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride, 3 Dec 1999
“I’m going to say a few things that I’ve never heard anybody else say publicly. When I was asked to speak, which was before the recent law reform in NSW in relation to the recognition of same sex relationships, I was asked to talk on anything I cared to. Now, I consider myself an eclectic person with a wide range of passions. But I discovered that, hitting bedrock, the topic I really cared about was access to the institution of marriage.” read more

University of Canberra
The annual Celebration of Excellence at the University of Canberra awards staff for their special contributions and recognises milestones in longlasting service.

Promoting What Really Matters, 10 Feb 2006
“My primary message is I want to say thank you. Education has the power to change lives and change nations – great teachers change lives. Thank you for sticking with the higher education sector, which is misunderstood and massively undervalued.” read more