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 social researcher, media commentator, keynote presenter, TEDx speaker, business consultant, and founder and Director of the strategy and communications agency, Hello Clarity. Claire is in demand for her skill in effectively identifying the emerging trends and assisting business leaders to strategically respond to them.With academic qualifications in communications and postgraduate studies in leadership, Claire brings robust, research-based content to her engaging presentations and consulting. Claire is on the board for a financial services company and on the Advisory Board of UTS Business School. [More…] TIM COSTELLO AO – Chief Executive of World Vision Australia. Tim Costello has long been the voice of social conscience for many Australians, having led debates on domestic issues such as gambling, urban poverty, homelessness, reconciliation and substance abuse. Tim is one of Australia’s most sought after public speakers and every year addresses tens of thousands of people from the public and private sector, and the wider community.[More…] GLENN MANTON – Co-founder of Whitelion, experienced teacher and published author highlight the diverse background of Glenn Manton beyond his public profile of professional athlete and media performer.Glenn Manton has focused his vast knowledge of youth, in particular, to establish himself as one of Australia’s most regarded adolescent speakers and motivators. Glenn’s youth based work extends to indigenous communities and is complemented by his degree in Education (RMIT), teaching background and mentoring aptitude.[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 Jeffery

Mark Squirrell

Dr Tanveer Ahmed

Father Dave Smith

Peter Baines

Paul Gilding

Ross Dawson

Dr Mark Glazebrook

Matt and Naomi Noffs

Tania de Jong

Ian Kiernan

Amanda Blair

George Halkias