Visions for a Nation

Proudly presented by the The Hawke Centre at UniSA and the Centenary of Federation South Australia

20 October 2001 at the Adelaide Convention Centre

Visions for a Nation brought together five eminent Australians - former Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke, former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner, former Leader of the National Party Tim Fischer and Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer. They were joined by state debating champion and Brighton Secondary School student Aparna Rao in a provocative and entertaining evening of perspectives on Australia's future.

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Adam SpencerTriple J presenter, comedian and media commentator, Adam Spencer was the Chair for the evening and Kaurna elder Lewis O'Brien gave a traditional welcome to the audience. Visions for a Nation included a performance by the Australian Girls Choir and didgeridoo soloist Jaiyah Rassip.

While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future. The Hawke Centre reserves the right to change their program at any time without notice.