Aus­tralian of the Year for UWA

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

AUS­TRALIAN of the Year 2016 David Mor­ri­son will present this year’s Wal­lace Kyle Ora­tion at UWA next Tues­day.

The former Lieu­tenant Gen­eral and re­tired Chief of the Aus­tralian Army will ad­dress ‘A man’s jour­ney to bet­ter un­der­stand­ing the chal­lenges fac­ing Aus­tralia in the 21st cen­tury’ at the free pub­lic lec­ture hosted by the McCusker Cen­tre for Cit­i­zen­ship, In­sti­tute of Ad­vanced Stud­ies at UWA and the Ro­tary Club of Perth.

The Wal­lace Kyle Ora­tion was es­tab­lished in 1980 to mark the life and works of the late Sir Wal­lace Kyle, who was WA Gov­er­nor from 1975-1980.

Ro­tary Club of Perth pres­i­dent Gra­ham Pe­den said the club felt pas­sion­ately about is­sues Mr Mor­ri­son was out­spo­ken on, like do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

“The club launched its Path of Hope ini­tia­tive with the WA Sal­va­tion Army two years ago in a bid to halt the ap­palling spread of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and we very much sup­port David’s views that this is­sue needs con­tin­ued at­ten­tion from all Aus­tralians,” Mr Pe­den said.

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