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STEM graduate at the helm of Defence’s booming shipbuilding programs

STEM graduate at the helm of Defence’s booming shipbuilding programs

After a successful career in industry, Sheryl Lutz joined the Australian Government’s Department of Defence last year as First Assistant Secretary Ships and inherited an impressive portfolio of shipbuilding projects, including the country’s biggest surface ship project in Defence history, presiding over the $45 billion Hunter-class Frigate Project. She’s come a long way from the Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Studies she studied while at the South Australian Institute of Technology. more...

Traditional Bharatanatyam Dance

Spreading Universal Love with the Power of Traditional Dance

Kamini Manikam’s University of South Australia MBA has enabled her to take the life lessons of a career in classical Bharatanatyam dance to the next level, founding organisations that not only entertain and inspire, but uphold the importance of traditional artforms and how compassionate values can be shared through dance and music. more...

Adelaide Most Celebrated Spaces

Injecting a Little Fun and Joy Into Adelaide’s Most Celebrated Spaces

Matiya Marovich of Sans-Arc Studio is the talented creative force behind some of South Australia’s most admired spaces – including Pink Moon Saloon, Gondola-Gondola, Part-Time Lover and Stem – all imbued with a strong sense of fun and belief in the power of design to create moments of joy and social connections. more...


The Physiotherapist Behind his Soccer Team's Success and Recent Icelandic Championships

As Head of Medical for football club, KR Reykjavik, physiotherapist Valgeir Viðarsson is part of the team that led the club to win the 2019 Úrvalsdeild Icelandic Championship and as a result qualified for the iconic Champions and Europa Leagues in 2020. He credits this success, and the physio he is today, to his Australian education. more...

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The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre: Craig Reucassel In-Conversation with Jane Caro AM

Most Australians accept that climate change is real, but many don't know what to do about it and feel powerless to make a difference. In his book, Fight for Planet A, The Chaser comedian and presenter of War on Waste, Craig Reucassel shows that it isn't as scary as we think, and we can make a difference to help protect the world for future generations. more...


Watch Now >> A Repurposed Life: Ronni Kanh In-Conversation with Simon Bryant

Join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre online for an In-Conversation with social entrepreneur and founder of the food rescue charity OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn. Shared with the humour, warmth and energy that have made her an internationally renowned keynote speaker, this heartfelt exploration of the choices that define us will speak to anyone seeking a more passionate expression of being alive.

3 December >> Rebuilding the Economy: Supporting Our Creative Industries Now and Into the Future

The financial contribution of cultural and creative industries to the global economy is unquestionable. Then came COVID-19 and the sector was hit hard from the very beginning. So, what is needed for recovery and what are the opportunities we must seek out and invest in as we move to a post-COVID world? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the challenges faced by our creative and cultural industries and how innovation and reinvention can breathe life into these industries.

10 December >> The Truth of The Palace Letters: Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston In-Conversation

In July 2020 the National Archives of Australia released the long-suppressed correspondence between Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth II, written during Kerr's tumultuous tenure as Governor-General of Australia. The letters cover the constitutional crisis that culminated in Kerr's infamous dismissal of Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975. In their book, The Truth of the Palace Letters, Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston reveal their meaning and significance for understanding the dismissal. Join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre online for this in-conversation with the authors and Tory Shepherd.


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