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Ray Martin headlines O'Donoghue Oration

 Public Lecture

Renowned journalist and national television presenter Ray Martin AM will give the 2010 Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration on Wednesday 2 June at the University of Adelaide.

The Oration, which is presented annually by the Don Dunstan Foundation in conjunction with the University of Adelaide and Flinders University, is entitled Walking Together on the Journey of Healing.

A multi-Logie Award-winner, Ray Martin began his distinguished career as a journalist with the ABC in 1965. He is well known for his work on Nine's 60 Minutes, as well as being the host of Midday and presenter of A Current Affair.

Mr Martin is deeply involved in charities concerned with Aboriginal disadvantage and is in his third term as a Community Member on the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. He is also Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation.

The 2010 Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration will be held at 7.00pm Wednesday 2 June in Bonython Hall, North Terrace Campus.

Ticket prices are $25 and $17.50 for Don Dunstan Foundation donors, subscribers & concessions, and may be purchased by phone on +61 8 8303 3364 or online at:

The Don Dunstan Foundation was established in 1999 with a view to perpetuating the memory of Don Dunstan and reflecting his life's work through fostering research, education and discussion on a broad range of issues, including social development and areas consistent with the Foundation's Deed of Trust, such as literature, the arts and food and wine.

The Foundation promotes visionary and progressive leadership and thinking within government and the private sector in South Australia, by furthering debate and action on key public policy issues.

The Don Dunstan Foundation is supported by the State Government, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. It also relies on the support of individuals and organisations both public and private to continue with its work.

The Foundation recently launched its new strategic plan, with a focus on youth homelessness, Aboriginal employment and sex discrimination.

The Foundation's projects for 2010-2012 were unveiled at a ceremony at the University of Adelaide recently, where outgoing Trustees Chair the Hon. Greg Crafter was farewelled after 10 years in the role.

The new Chair is the Hon. Lynn Arnold AO, Chief Executive Officer of Anglicare SA.

Over the next three years, the Don Dunstan Foundation will undertake projects in: Aboriginal employment; refugee settlement; youth and young parent homelessness; climate change and its impact on Australia's most vulnerable people; and inspiring young people to improve the lives of the disadvantaged.

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