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Inaugural Tim Fischer Oration on Ethics in Public & Political Life

Speaker: John Anderson AO, Former Deputy Prime Minister
Q&A: Chris Uhlmann, Political Journalist and TV Presenter

The founders of our nation set out to establish a free, flourishing country.

Australians were to experience freedom in private & public life, in social & religious matters, in the economic & political realms.

The aim was – and is – an egalitarian and just society.

The Inaugural Tim Fischer Oration is an opportunity to give thanks for what we have received.

It calls forth young people to protect and promote the common good through ethical attitudes and action in public and political life.


John Anderson AO

John Anderson AO is an Australian politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the National Party from 1999 to 2005. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2007, serving as Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (1996–1998) and Minister for Transport and Regional Development (1998–2005) in the Howard Government.

As a government minister and later Deputy Prime Minister, Anderson had cabinet responsibility for primary industry policy, including transport infrastructure and agricultural water rights

After politics, Anderson launched a content series, Conversations with John Anderson, featuring public intellectuals such as historian Victor Davis Hanson former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and long-time Labor leader Kim Beazley. In March 2021, Anderson announced his plan to run as a Senate candidate for National Party at the next federal election.


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