20th Annual Hawke Lecture

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The 20th Annual Hawke Lecture was delivered by The Hon Julia Gillard AC, Chair of beyondblue.

Former Prime Minister The Hon Julia Gillard AC looked back on the role The Hon Bob Hawke AC played in her own life and his enduring legacy to the nation as a leader that demonstrated both courage and a drive for consensus. Given her role as Chair of beyondblue, Ms Gillard discussed how courage and consensus are still needed now as we search for new approaches to common, debilitating conditions like anxiety and depression.

The University of South Australia awarded The Hon Julia Gillard AC with an Honorary Doctorate at this event.

The Hon Julia Gillard AC

Former Prime Minister The Hon Julia Gillard AC is Chair of beyondblue, having been a board member since December 2014. She also serves as Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, a leading organization dedicated to expanding access to quality education worldwide. Ms Gillard is a non-resident Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution in Washington and an Honorary Professor at the University of Adelaide. Ms Gillard serves as Patron of CAMFED, the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library and the Aim for the Stars Foundation, and is also on the Board of Governors of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia.


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