Bob Brown was elected to the Senate in 1996, after 10 years as an MHA in Tasmania's state parliament. In his first speech in the Senate, Bob raised the threat posed by climate change. Government and opposition members laughed at his warning of sea level rises and it has taken 10 years for them to finally begin to acknowledge the causes and effects of climate change.
Honorable Order recipient and White House Guest of Honor Hon. Pauline Truong, an ex-refugee from Vietnam (without her parents), has had many years of experience as an international Lawyer, #GlobePreneur, Innovator, Founder and Advisor with a track record of awards in many countries.
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The real life star of Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao's communist China.
- Australian Father of the Year (2009)
- Australian Book of the Year - Mao's Last Dancer
- Queensland Ballet
- Houston Ballet
- Australian Ballet
- Penguin Books Australia
One of Melbourne's most respected legal authorities David Galbally QC has a profile amongst the legal fraternity, and the wider community, that is second to none.
- Member of the Order of Australia
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Peter Costello is Chairman of ECG Financial Pty Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory firm, headquartered in Melbourne.
- Companion of the Order of Australia (2011)
- Australian Liberal Party
- Australian Government Future Fund
- Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank
- Nine Entertainment Corporation
The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas. He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years, and was Premier of the State from 1992 to 1999.
- Companion of the Order of Australia (2005)
From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director, board member; and inspirational and motivational business speaker
, Stella Axarlis consults with organisations that are undertaking significant cultural change and presents nationally and internationally on issues of business excellence, management, organisational culture and education and training.
- Member of the Order of Australia (1998)