AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR LIEUTENANT GENERAL DAVID MORRISON AO (Retd) TO PRESENT 2016 WALLACE KYLE ORAT

10-May-2016

MEDIA ALERT                                                                                                   Friday, 13 May 2016

AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR LIEUTENANT GENERAL DAVID MORRISON AO (Retd) TO PRESENT 2016 WALLACE KYLE ORATION

This year’s Australian of the Year Former Lieutenant General David Morrison, the retired Chief of the Australian Army, will present this year’s Wallace Kyle Oration at The University of Western Australia.

The Kyle Oration is a free public lecture presented by the McCusker Centre for Citizenship and the Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA and the Rotary Club of Perth.  It was established in 1980 to mark the life and works of the late Air Marshall Sir Wallace Kyle who was Governor of WA from 1975-1980.

In his address ‘A man’s journey to better understanding the challenges facing Australia in the 21st century’, Mr Morrison, who is now Chair of the Diversity Council Australia, will ask the questions ‘are we the best we can be and if not, what do we have to do to make us so?’

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship Director Michelle Scott said Mr Morrison is well placed to address those questions.

“When David ordered misbehaving troops to ‘get out’ if they couldn’t accept women as equals in 2014, his video went viral and he started a cultural shift that has changed Australia’s armed forces forever,” Ms Scott said.

“As someone recognised internationally for his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion, I am very pleased that he will present this year’s Oration.”

The Rotary Club of Perth President Graham Peden said the club feels passionately about issues that David Morrison is outspoken on, such as domestic violence.

 
"The club launched its Path of Hope initiative with the WA Salvation Army two years ago in a bid to halt the appalling spread of domestic violence and we very much support David’s views that this issue needs continued attention from all Australians,” Mr Peden said.

Media representatives are invited to attend the Wallace Kyle Oration. If you would like to attend, please register your interest with the contacts below.

Location:        Theatre Auditorium, University Club, UWA

Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley

When:             Tuesday 17 May 2016

Time:               6pm – 7pm

Park:               Paid parking available at the University Club

** The 2016 Wallace Kyle Oration is free however RSVP is essential via      www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/davidmorrison

MEDIA REFERENCES

David Stacey (UWA Media and Public Relations Manager)      (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716

Barry Thornton (Rotary Club of Perth Media Liaison)                         (+61 4) 11 557 328


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