Opinion

World Environment Day 2017 – As business starts to embrace the new reality, can our politicians?

1200 x 1200 World Environment Day 2017

By Andrew Petersen, CEO, Sustainable Business Australia, 5 June 2017

By 2020, more people will have mobile phones than have electricity or running water in their homes or villages, connecting billions of people in unprecedented ways. The rapid pace of technology is also opening up new ways of tracking resources, increasing efficiencies, and accelerating our unalterable path to a decarbonized world.

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Opinion

Fiona Wain Oration 2016 – Dr Ken Henry

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2016 address

Dr Ken Herny AC BCom (Hons), PhD, DB h.c, FASSA, FAIIA

Ken has been Chairman since December 2015 and a Non-Executive Director since November 2011. Kenneth’s skills and experience include over 30 years of experience in economics, policy and regulation, governance and leadership. He served as the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury from 2001 to 2011. From June 2011 until November 2012, he was special advisor to the Prime Minister with responsibility for leading the development of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. He is a former member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Board of Taxation, the Council of Financial Regulators, the Council of Infrastructure Australia and was Chair of both the Howard Government’s Taxation Taskforce (‘A New Tax System’, 1997-1998) and the Review into Australia’s Future Tax System (the ‘Henry Tax Review’) commissioned by the Rudd Government (2008-09). He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007 and received the Centenary Medal in 2001. Ken is Co-Chair of NAB’s Indigenous Advisory Group.

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Opinion

Fiona Wain Oration 2015 – Amanda McKenzie

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2015 address

Amanda McKenzie is an environmental leader and CEO of the Climate Council. She is Chair of the Centre for Australian Progress and on the Board of Plan International Australia. In 2014, Amanda was recognised as one of AFR / Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence. Following is his prepared text for the oration delivered on 26 May 2015.

Opening remarks by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.

Amanda McKenzie presentation: Download