Speakers

Australian Speakers Bureau

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award winner

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. Areas of speciality include Speakers. David is regularly called upon by channel’s 7, 9 and 10, as well as top rating radio programs, to provide comment and expert opinion across a broad range of topics ranging from corporate governance, workplace relations, human rights, privacy and superannuation regulation.
  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • TWUSUPER

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Peter Costello is Chairman of ECG Financial Pty Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory firm, headquartered in Melbourne. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Peter Costello was elected a Member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Higgins in March 1990 and re-elected on six subsequent occasions. Prior to entering Parliament, he was a barrister and was counsel in some of Australia’s best-known industrial disputes.
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (2011)
  • Australian Liberal Party
  • Australian Government Future Fund
  • Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank
  • Nine Entertainment Corporation

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Associate Professor Duffy is an astronomer at Swinburne University creating baby universes on the nation's most powerful supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way form and explore nature of the hidden universe, dark matter and dark energy. Areas of speciality include Speakers. He is a regular on ABC TV’s Breakfast News, Network Ten’s The Project and has recently appeared in Stargazing Live: Back to Earth with Brian Cox and Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line.
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • ABC TV's Breakfast News (TV Program)

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Kevin Bailey has been working as a financial planner since December 1986 and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Areas of speciality include Speakers. He was the State Manager in Victoria of Monitor Money Corporation for a total of nine years, before he left in 1996 to pursue his own dreams and establish Money Managers Ltd – a finance advisory business that manages over $800 million in capital. This business later became a part of the Shadforth Financial Group.
  • Herald Sun (Newspaper)
  • ABC Radio
  • 3AW Radio

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award winner

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. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Since 1996, Bob has continued to take a courageous, and often politically lonely, stand on issues across the national and international spectrum. Some of the many issues that Bob has raised in the Senate include petrol sniffing in Central Australia, self-determination for West Papua and Tibet, saving Tasmania’s ancient forests, opposing the war in Iraq, justice for David Hicks, stopping the sale of the Snowy Hydro scheme and opposing the dumping of nuclear waste in Australia.
  • IUCN: Packard Award (1984)
  • UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour (1987)
  • National Trust Australian National Treasure (1998)
  • Australian Peace Prize 2009
  • Australian Humanist of the Year (2010)
  • Australian Greens (Political Party)

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Meet a man who knows what people like in bed! Peter Alexander has been Australia’s ‘King of Sleepwear’ for the past 25 years, and his well-known brand is hailed, worn and coveted by anyone and everyone. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Whilst we’ve been sleeping, Melbourne based designer Peter Alexander has been building an enormously successful business, creating fun and fashionable sleepwear, daywear and giftwear.
  • RSPCA

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Award-winning British comedian Jeff Green has been a much-loved presence on Australian TV and radio since he first hit our shores in 1996 for his debut Melbourne International Comedy Festival season Areas of speciality include Speakers. Now resident (he has an Australian wife, some have accused him of social climbing, but he disputes that), Jeff is hugely in demand in Australia, the UK, Europe and Asia. His impressive stand-up comedy background features a solo West-End season, three full length UK TV comedy specials, two Australian TV comedy specials, and countless appearances on TV gala specials and comedy panel shows both here and in the UK – including Spicks and Specks (ABC), Good News Week (Ten) and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Ten).
  • Network TEN: Good News Week
  • ABC: Spicks and Specks
  • UK TV: Celebrity Masterchef
  • UK TV: Michael McIntrye's Comedy Roadshow
  • UK TV: Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza

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award winner

"I was born to play in Grand Finals," says Robert DiPierdomenico, somewhat humbly. And play in Grand Finals he surely did. After an inauspicious debut with the Hawks back in 1975, The "Big Dipper", as he likes to be known, was best afield in the 1978 Grand Final against North Melbourne. Areas of speciality include Speakers. The 20-year-old from Kew had been kicking around the club since 1975, but on September 30, 1978, he hit the big time when he was named on the bench for the Grand Final. He gathered 15 kicks, shot out six handpasses and took six marks – eclipsing the performance of Leigh Matthews.
  • Brownlow Medal (1986)
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame (2007)
  • VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century
  • Australian Football League
  • Seven Network
  • The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

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event host and MC

What is it that makes a person unique? In Simon O'Donnell's case, it's a rare combination of business and life skills. And it is these that he is now making available in many commercial areas to help businesses in a variety of forms. Areas of speciality include Speakers. As well as the internationally-known cricketer, footballer, cancer-survivor, broadcaster and horseracing identity that most people see, Simon is also a highly skilled and reputable commercial sports communicator. He is able to draw on all the diverse elements of his multi-disciplined experiences in a synergistic way, to create a unique and valuable resource that businesses can utilise in a variety of forms.

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Adam Ferrier is a thought leader for motivating change through the science of behavioural economics and creativity. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Adam is the founder of THINKERBELL, an agency that creates ‘measured magic’. Adam is one of the leading consumer psychologists in Australia, a brand strategist and an authority on Behavioural Economics.
  • Naked Communications
  • Gruen Transfer (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • Cummins & Partners