Sir Wallace Kyle Oration

The Kyle Oration is a free public lecture presented by the McCusker Centre for Citizenship, the Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA and the Rotary Club of Perth. 

2016 Sir Wallace Kyle Oration: 
Lieutenant-General David Morrison AO

6pm - 7pm Tuesday 17th May: UWA Club




David Morrison will ask the question ‘are we the best we can be?’

If we are not the best we can be, what do we have to do to make us so? As Chief of Army, David was forced to ask these questions of the Australian Army and it has set him on a course to urge reform not only for the Australian Defence Force but for Australian society as well.

Few would expect a tough-as-nails Chief of Army to be recognised internationally for his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. But when former Lieutenant-General David Morrison ordered misbehaving troops to ‘get out’ if they couldn’t accept women as equals, his video went viral and he started a cultural shift that has changed Australia’s armed forces forever.

 Since then, the number of women joining the army has grown by two per cent and the culture is more accepting of racial, ethnic and sexual diversity. In 2014, David was invited to speak at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, sharing the stage with US Secretary of State John Kerry and actor and activist Angelina Jolie, and arguing that militaries that exclude women ‘do nothing to distinguish the soldier from the brute’.

David retired in 2015 after 36 years in the Australian Army, and four years as its Chief, but he continues his commitment as a champion of human rights in his new role as the Chair of the Diversity Council Australia.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Time: 6pm- 7pm

Venue: Theatre AuditoriumThe University Club of Western Australia

Cost: Free, but RSVP essential as it is a ticketed event - see form below. 

Exclusive Rotary Dinner with Lt-Gen David Morrison AO

There will be an exclusive Rotary Dinner after the oration with guest of honour Lieutenant-General David Morrison AO

Tickets cost $90 per person and are limited to 40 places. 

Private Dinner: 7.15pm for 7.30pm

Dinner Venue:  Private Dining Room University Club, Hackett Drive, Crawley

Dress Code:        Lounge Suit

RSVP Essential - Complete form below and return to the office. 

Tickets will only be confirmed on receipt of payment, due to limited availability  

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History of the Sir Wallace Kyle Oration

The Sir Wallace Kyle Oration was initiated in 1980 by the University of Western Australia in partnership with the Rotary Club of Perth, in honour of Sir Wallace Kyle’s life and leadership.

The late Air Chief Marshall, Sir Wallace Kyle, was an Honorary Doctor of Laws at the University of Western Australia, Governor of Western Australia from 1975 – 1980 and an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Perth. Sir Wallace Kyle was a classic example of what Australians love to see: someone from the humblest beginnings rising to Head of State  in his home state.

The Sir Wallace Kyle Oration is given by distinguished speakers of international standing and outstanding leadership.  The Oration may be given in any area of learning on the theme of “Service Above Self”, the motto of Rotary.

The Oration last held in 2007, is not an annual event, but coincides with important  commemorations and with the presence of notable people visiting WA. The Oration is held in association with the new McCusker Centre for Citizenship, which has been established to significantly advance opportunities for UWA students to contribute through service learning.

Previous Sir Wallace Kyle Orators

His Excellency the Rt Hon Sir Zelman Cowan AK, G CMG, GCVO, Governor General of Australia

The Hon Sir Charles Court AK, KCMG, OBE

Sir Eric McClintock, prominent businessman

Sir Edmund Hillary, KBE

Rabbi Dr Shalom Coleman, CBE AM

His Excellency Professor Gordon Reid, AC, Governor of WA

His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop, AC,GMG, OBE

Dame Leonie Kramer, DBE AC

Sir Arvi Parbo, AC

The Hon Sir Ronald Wilson AC,KBE, CMG,QC

His Excellency Major General P.M. Jeffrey, AC, MC Governor of WA

The Hon Mr Justice David Malcolm, AC, CitWA, Chief Justice of Western Australia

Emeritus Professor Sir Gustaf Nossal, AC, CBE, Pres AA, FRSCS

Dr William Jonas, AM, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

His Excellency the Right Reverend Dr Peter Hollingworth, AC, OBE, Governor General of Australia

Mr Graeme Samuel AO LLM, Chairman Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Prof Ian Frazer, Director Diamantina Institute of Cancer, 2006 Australian of the Year



 


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