Visions for a Nation
Proudly presented by the The Hawke Centre at UniSA and the Centenary of Federation South Australia
20 October 2001 at the Adelaide Convention Centre
Visions for a Nation brought together five eminent Australians - former Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke, former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner, former Leader of the National Party Tim Fischer and Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer. They were joined by state debating champion and Brighton Secondary School student Aparna Rao in a provocative and entertaining evening of perspectives on Australia's future.
Transcripts and speech notes:
- Hon Alexander Downer
- Hon Tim Fischer
- Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser
- Hon Bob Hawke
- Hon Joan Kirner
- Ms Aparna Rao
Triple J presenter, comedian and media commentator, Adam Spencer was the Chair for the evening and Kaurna elder Lewis O'Brien gave a traditional welcome to the audience. Visions for a Nation included a performance by the Australian Girls Choir and didgeridoo soloist Jaiyah Rassip.