2017 John Monash Oration

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Leadership in Science: How it Impacts Jobs of the Future, Innovation & Energy Security in Australia 

On Monday the 28th of August, the annual John Monash Oration took place at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Colonial Theatre in Sydney. The event featured a keynote speech by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO. John Monash Scholar (2004) Lara Olsen, gave a response.

Pictured from left to right: Ms. Lara Olsen (John Monash Scholar), Dr Alan Finkel (Australia’s Chief Scientist) and Ms. Kelly Bayer Rosmarin (Group Executive for Institutional Banking & Markets, Commonwealth Bank of Australia) during the Q & A of the 2017 John Monash Oration

The topic of this year’s Oration was leadership in Science: how is impacts jobs of the future, innovation and energy security in Australia. Both Dr Finkel’s and Ms. Olsen’s speeches were highly anticipated, and did not disappoint!

“Education, Aspiration and Encouragement” is what the Chief Scientist says we need to get things done in Australia’s future. To read Dr Finkel’s full speech click here

The General Sir John Monash Foundation thanks the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for their support in sponsoring the 2017 John Monash Oration and hosting the event at their stunning Colonial Theatre in Sydney.