Social Issues

Following are some of the best Speakers on Social Issues in Australia

ROSIE BATTY – Family violence campaigner Rosie Batty is the 2015 Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia’s National Courage Medal recipient. Rosie is a leader in the crusade against domestic violence and has turned her personal tragedy into a fight to help others. Rosie’s name became synonymous with the words courage and resilience. Only hours after her son’s life was tragically taken, Rosie gave voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who had until then remained unheard. Rosie Batty rose above her personal tragedy and the great loss of her 11 year old son, Luke, who was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of his father in a very public assault. [More…] CLAIRE MADDEN –Claire Madden is a leading voice internationally on Generation Z. As an author, social researcher, keynote speaker and media commentator, Claire is in high demand as an expert in interpreting social trends, demographics and implications of generational change. Claire is the author of Hello Gen Z: Engaging the Generation of Post- Millennials.[More…] TIM COSTELLO AO – Tim Costello joined World Vision Australia in 2004. He served as CEO from 2004-2016 and now serves as Chief Advocate.Tim is one of Australia’s most sought-after voices on social justice issues, leadership and ethics, having spearheaded public debates on gambling, urban poverty, homelessness, reconciliation and substance abuse. He has been instrumental in ensuring that the issues surrounding global poverty are on the national agenda. [More…] MAKER MAYEK –Maker Mayek was born in South Sudan, formerly part of Sudan. In 2004, Maker resettled in Newcastle, Australia.Maker is a human rights advocate and an advocate for minorities’ rights and has recently featured heavily in the media on the so-called “African gangs” crisis in Melbourne. Maker is passionate about multiculturalism and diversity, equal opportunity for all Australians, campaign against racism and discrimination.Maker is published in newspapers, international journals and appears regularly on the national television and radio discussing issues on diversity and multiculturalism. [More…]


MARK MCCRINDLE –  is an award-winning social researcher, demographer, best-selling author and a prominent media commentator. He is regularly commissioned to deliver strategy and advice to the boards and executive committees of some of Australia’s leading organisations.Mark’s highly valued research and reports have developed his renown as a futurist, demographer and social commentator. Mark is highly regarded for his engaging presentations whether they be keynote addresses at conferences, boardroom briefings or facilitated workshops.[More…] LES TWENTYMAN AO – Les Twentyman has been on the frontline of heartbreak and hope for over 30 years.As one of Australia’s best-known youth outreach workers and social campaigners Les has developed his expert opinion the hard way – on the street. Raised in Braybrook in Melbourne’s West Les has devoted his life to young people doing it tough. Les is widely considered an expert on a range of community issues including youth homelessness, drug abuse, prison reform and social welfare [More…] KERRYN REDPATH – Over the past six years, Kerryn has dedicated her life to delivering a powerful Drug & Alcohol Awareness presentation in secondary colleges across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. This role evolved out of Kerryn’s own devastating life and near death trials many years ago. At the age of twenty five Kerryn was rushed to the Alfred Hospital Melbourne, where she was diagnosed with drug related heart and kidney failure and given less than two hours to live. [More…] BERNARD SALT –  is however best known to Australian business for his commentary in the media on the business implications of demographic and social change. He is a columnist with The Australian and Wish magazine, and is the author of the popular best-selling book ‘The Big Shift: Welcome to the Third Australian Culture’; his 2006 release ‘The Big Picture’ and newly released in 2008 ‘Man Drought and Other Social Issues of the New Century’.  A look at the supply of single men and women in different parts of Australia.  It also considers social change in the workplace as well as generational and consumer trends.[More…]


Ivan Herald

Ash Rosshandler

Al Jeffreys

Mark Squirrell

Dr Tanveer Ahmed

Father Dave Smith

Peter Baines

Paul Gilding

Ross Dawson

Dr Mark Glazebrook

Matt and Naomi Noffs

Tania de Jong

Jack Nagle

Amanda Blair

George Halkias

Glenn Manton

Gavin Crosisca

Mujahid Ahmed