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Sambell Oration

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The Sambell Oration is delivered each year by a guest speaker.

 

Named after former Brotherhood executive director, Geoffrey Sambell, the event reflects his vision for social justice and provides a forum for community leaders to discuss topical issues.

 

See: People (at the Brotherhood) S 

 

Click here for a full list of speakers and their topics.  Where available, text of their Orations is available at the links below:

 

1981

Why care? An attempt to state the theological basis for Christian social action.  Archbishop Sir Frank Woods

 

1982

God, people and resources. A Christian comment on the values of the Australian society Bishop Oliver Heyward

 

1983

 Educating for justice. A conversation with the church about its life and gospel Denham Grierson

 

1984

Giving and receiving: the framework of social support for individuals and families Jean McCaughey

 

1985

 Ancient laws and dilemmas David Scott

 

1986

Parish piety and public pragmatism Bishop Michael Challen

 

1987

Be it ever so humble... There’s no place like home Peter Hollingworth

 

1988 

Leadership and vision in social action: when the dream expires, can the vision survive? Robert Dann

 

1989

“Lucky St George” or “Knowing what it is” Christianity and the current crisis  by Veronica Brady, at the Brotherhood’s 59th Foundation Day Festival service (December)

 

1990

  • There was no Sambell oration in 1990.

 

1991

Renewing the Commonwealth Hon. Brian Howe

 

1992

The Future of Work Hon Barry Jones

 

1993

Work: An Aboriginal perspective Lillian Holt

 

1994

Grand beliefs – radical responses Michael Challen

 

1995

What happened to compassion? Professor Stuart MacIntyre (August)

 

1996

Poor Laws of 1834 and 1996 Hugh Stretton

 

1997

Welfare after the welfare state: Reimagining Social Christianity Dr Trevor Hogan

 

1998

Economic efficiency and social harmony  Fred Argy

 

1999

Vision for Australia (unpublished speech) Janet Holmes a’Court

 

2000

The role of the welfare sector in advancing the position of Aboriginal people in the broader Australian community Marjorie Thorpe

 

2001

Wake-up Australia; The new world order: The human dimension Honourable Justice Marcus Einfeld (October)

 

2002

Making Australia a poverty-free zone Nic Frances (October)

Sambell_Oration_2002_Frances_Background.pdf  Sambell_Oration_2002_Frances_visuals.pdf

 

2003

Discovering soul work: my personal journey Rosalind Copisarow (October)

 

2004

“…and where are we now? Thoughts on the 2004 election”   Robert Manne (October)

 

2005

Keeping governments on track to end child poverty: the role of advocacy and activism Kate Green (December)

 

2006

Rights and responsibilities: towards a genuinely Australian understanding Geoff Gallop (August)

 

2007

Social policy in a ‘fully employed’ economy Saul Eslake (September)

 

2008

Climate change as an equity issue Professor Ross Garnaut  (November)

 

2009

One year on from the crisis: economic and social policy challenges for Australia  The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia

 

2010

Towards an Inclusive Society  Emeritus Professor Ruth Lister  (October)

 

2011

Shared Prosperity by Jennifer Westacott

 

2012

A Tale of Two Melbournes? The Disparities of Place and How to Bridge The Divide. Professor Roz Hansen 

 

 

2013

Social Policies for Tougher Times Professor Paul Smyth 

 

2014

  • There was no Sambell Oration in 2014

 

2015

The Common Good Lord Maurice Glasman  

 

2016

The genesis of the NDIS : bringing competing agendas together Rhonda Galbally 

 

2017

  • There was no Sambell Oration in 2017 

 

2018

Strong and Smart Investing in Indigenous Children Chris Sarra  

 

2019 

The case for an emissions and employment accord Jenny Macklin 

 

2022

Enshrining a Voice to Parliament – from the Uluru Statement from the Heart  Megan Davis

 

2023

Hard Heads and Warm Hearts The Hon Jim Chalmers MP (PDF)

Response to the 2023 Sambell Oration (PDF)

 

 

 

 

   For alternative links to Sambell orations, visit the BSL website.

 

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