Hugh Stretton Oration

Natasha Stott Despoja AO

Hugh Stretton’s passionate manifesto, Australia Fair, wondered if fairness was still our defining national characteristic. Almost 20 years later, how are we faring?

As Australian public life faces a ‘reckoning’ over discrimination and disrespect of women, Natasha will examine how the pandemic and other world events, make the creation of a fairer world that much more challenging, especially when it comes to violence against women and girls.
Perhaps now is the time for a new manifesto - for change.

Join the Stretton Institute for its Annual Hugh Stretton oration. This year's orator is Natasha Stott Despoja AO, an Australian politician, diplomat, gender equality advocate, non executive director and author. Natasha is a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an alumnus of the University of Adelaide and in 2021 was the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate.

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