Archived Speakers

The National Press Club of Australia is very proud of its heritage. Over the years the club has hosted Addresses from a vast array of visiting international figures, Heads of State, Religious leaders, innovators and political leaders, including every Prime Minster/Opposition Leader every year over the past 40 years.

From the first address from Chief Justice and External Affairs Minister Sir Garfield Barwick on 17 May 1963 held at the then Hotel Canberra, right through to present day addresses held in our state of the art television studio, our speaker archive is available for download by decade to the right. Below is a list of our most recent speakers.

2017

Apr 19 2017 Fiona Nash Deputy Leader of The Nationals, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Local Government & Territories, Minister for Regional Communications
Apr 13 2017 Professor Gareth Evans and Allan Gyngell Chancellor of The Australian National University & Adjunct Professor at the ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy
Apr 12 2017 Chris Richardson Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Apr 05 2017 Innes Willox & Peter Jennings Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group & Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Mar 29 2017 Sally McManus Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions
Mar 22 2017 Senator Arthur Sinodinos Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
Mar 15 2017 Senator Richard Di Natale Leader of the Australian Greens
Mar 08 2017 Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya Educator and Activist
Mar 03 2017 Black Opal Stakes Luncheon – *Sold Out* Special guest at the luncheon will be former leading trainer Peter Moody
Mar 01 2017 Professor Barney Glover Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University
Feb 22 2017 Bob Inglis Lawyer and former US Congressman
Feb 21 2017 Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) & Professor Rory Medcalf Visiting Fellow, National Security College Australian National University & Head, National Security College Australian National University
Feb 15 2017 Lord Sebastian Coe President of the IAAF, Executive Chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment & Chairman of the British Olympic Association
Feb 09 2017 Victoria Wallace Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Feb 01 2017 Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP Prime Minister of Australia
Jan 31 2017 The Hon Bill Shorten MP Leader of the Opposition

2016

Nov 30 2016 The Hon Chris Bowen MP Shadow Treasurer of Australia
Nov 29 2016 The Hon Mike Baird MP NSW Premier - Minister for Western Sydney
Nov 23 2016 The Hon Dan Tehan MP Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security
Nov 22 2016 Geri Malone, Janine Mohamed & Martin Laverty Ms Geri Malone – Chair, National Rural Health Alliance, Ms Janine Mohamed – CEO, CATSINaM and Mr Martin Laverty – CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
Nov 17 2016 Jacinta Price, Marcia Langton & Josephine Cashman Elected Member of the Alice Springs Council / Anthropologist, Geographer & Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne / Lawyer, Business Woman and Social Entrepreneur
Nov 16 2016 Libby Lyons Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Oct 27 2016 The Rev. Tim Costello Chair of the Community Council for Australia and Chief Advocate for World Vision
Oct 19 2016 Kate Ellis Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development and Shadow Minister for TAFE and Vocational Education
Oct 18 2016 Brendan Lyon Chief Executive of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
Oct 13 2016 Anson Chan and Martin Lee Former Chief Secretary and Head of the Civil Service under British sovereignty in Hong Kong, and Founding Chairman of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party
Oct 12 2016 Andrew Forrest Australian Philanthropist and Mining Magnate
Oct 12 2016 Televised ACT Leaders Debate Andrew Barr and Jeremy Hanson
Oct 11 2016 Professor John Dugard International Human Rights Lawyer
Sep 22 2016 Tony Nutt Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia
Sep 21 2016 World Alzheimer’s Day Dr Ron Petersen and Ita Buttrose
Sep 20 2016 The Hon Christian Porter MP Minister for Social Services
Sep 14 2016 Adequacy of the Age Pension Everald Compton, Jo Toohey and David Hetherington
Sep 07 2016 The Hon John Howard OM AC Former Prime Minister
Aug 31 2016 The Honourable John Berry U.S. Ambassador to Australia
Aug 24 2016 The Hon Bill Shorten MP Leader of the Opposition
Aug 23 2016 Professor Gareth Evans and Professor Hugh White Of The Australian National University
Aug 17 2016 Dr Michael Gannon AMA President
Aug 10 2016 Andrew Denton Television Producer
Jul 27 2016 P. J. O’Rourke Author and America’s leading political satirist
Jul 20 2016 Dr Brendan Nelson Director of the Australian War Memorial
Jul 13 2016 Aged Care Forum Paul Sadler, Lee Thomas and Ian Yates
Jul 06 2016 The Hon Susan Ryan AO Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner
Jun 30 2016 Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP Prime Minister of Australia
Jun 28 2016 The Hon Bill Shorten MP Leader of the Opposition
Jun 23 2016 Senator Richard Di Natale Leader of the Australian Greens
Jun 22 2016 The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP Leader of the National Party
Jun 21 2016 Deputy Leaders’ Debate The Hon Julie Bishop MP and the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Jun 20 2016 Innovation Debate The Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Senator the Hon Kim Carr
Jun 17 2016 Employment Debate Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash and the Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
Jun 16 2016 Defence Debate Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy
Jun 15 2016 Family Violence Election Forum Rosie Batty and Danny Blay
Jun 14 2016 Election 2016 Not for Profit Sector Forum Senator Zed Seselja, Dr Andrew Leigh MP and Senator Rachel Siewert
Jun 09 2016 Professor Patrick McGorry AO Mental Health Expert
Jun 08 2016 Election Debate Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann and the Hon Tony Burke MP
Jun 07 2016 Professor Theodore Berger 2016 ASMR Medallist
May 31 2016 The Future of Employment James Pearson and Dave Oliver
May 29 2016 Leaders Debate Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Leader of the Opposition the Hon Bill Shorten MP
May 27 2016 Treasurers Debate The Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Hon Chris Bowen MP
May 18 2016 Environment Debate The Hon Greg Hunt MP and the Hon Mark Butler MP
May 10 2016 The Hon Chris Bowen MP Shadow Treasurer
May 04 2016 The Hon Scott Morrison MP Treasurer
Apr 27 2016 Senator Richard Di Natale Leader of the Australian Greens
Apr 20 2016 Kate Jenkins Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Apr 13 2016 Patrick Dodson Prominent Indigenous Leader and Australian Labor Senate Nominee
Apr 06 2016 The Senate CROSS Bench Glenn Lazarus, David Leyonhjelm and Nick Xenophon
Mar 30 2016 Women of Science Professor Emma Johnston, Professor Nalini Joshi and Professor Tanya Monro
Mar 29 2016 Paul McClintock AO National Chairman of CEDA
Mar 23 2016 Industrial Relations Debate Innes Willox and Dave Noonan
Mar 17 2016 His Excellency Dr Christoph Müller and Dr Hans Atzpodien German Ambassador to Australia with Chairman of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems
Mar 16 2016 Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield Minister for Communications
Mar 15 2016 The Hon Bill Shorten MP Leader of the Opposition
Mar 10 2016 Alan Alda Actor and Science Advocate
Mar 09 2016 Professor Barney Glover Chair, Universities Australia
Mar 08 2016 Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Women
Mar 03 2016 Peter O’Neill Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Mar 02 2016 Dr Alan Finkel Chief Scientist of Australia
Feb 24 2016 Mark Scott AO ABC Managing Director
Feb 22 2016 Stan Grant Journalist and Author
Feb 17 2016 The Hon Scott Morrison MP Treasurer
Feb 16 2016 The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia
Feb 10 2016 The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
Feb 03 2016 The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business
Jan 27 2016 Noel Pearson Founder of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership

2015

Dec 09 2015 His Excellency Ambassador Sem Fabrizi Ambassador of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand
Dec 08 2015 The Hon Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
Dec 01 2015 Women in IT Forum The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Brenda Aynsley and Kim Wenn
Nov 25 2015 The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment
Nov 18 2015 The Hon Mark Butler MP Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water
Nov 10 2015 Public Health Crisis Forum Michael Moore, Rod Wellington and the Hon Sheila McHale
Nov 04 2015 Edmund Capon AM, OBE Chair of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation
Oct 28 2015 The Hon Sussan Ley MP Minister for Health
Oct 21 2015 Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Oct 20 2015 His Excellency Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier Ambassador of France to Australia
Oct 14 2015 Alan Joyce Chief Executive Officer of Qantas
Oct 07 2015 Professor Barney Glover Chair, Universities Australia
Sep 30 2015 Senator Richard Di Natale Leader of the Australian Greens
Sep 16 2015 Bill Morrow Chief Executive Officer of nbn
Sep 09 2015 Jon Entine Author and Science Journalist
Sep 08 2015 Salam Fayyad Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
Sep 02 2015 Elizabeth Broderick Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Aug 27 2015 Christopher Pyne in conversation with David Speers Minister for Education
Aug 26 2015 Peter FitzSimons Chair of the Australian Republican Movement
Aug 19 2015 Gillon McLachlan Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League
Aug 12 2015 Hon Andrew Robb AO MP Minister for Trade and Investment
Aug 06 2015 Dr Brendan Nelson Director of the Australian War Memorial
Aug 05 2015 Professor Allan Fels AO Chair of the National Mental Health Commission
Jul 29 2015 The Same Sex Marriage Debate Senator Cory Bernardi and Senator Penny Wong
Jul 28 2015 Ambassador Sumio Kusaka Ambassador of Japan to Australia
Jul 22 2015 Professor Brian Owler Federal President of the AMA
Jul 08 2015 Jay Weatherill Premier of South Australia
Jul 07 2015 Dr Tim Soutphommasane Race Discrimination Commissioner
Jul 06 2015 The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP Minister for Agriculture
Jul 01 2015 Peter Strong CEO of the Council of Small Business of Australia
Jun 24 2015 Senate Forum Jacqui Lambie, Nick Xenophon and David Leyonhjelm
Jun 10 2015 Tax Reform Debate Professor Judith Sloan, John Daley and Peter Whish-Wilson
Jun 03 2015 Rosie Batty 2015 Australian of the Year
Jun 03 2015 Professor Ashok Saluja 2015 ASMR Medallist
Jun 02 2015 Salil Shetty Amnesty International Secretary General
May 27 2015 The Hon Bruce Billson MP Minister for Small Business
May 20 2015 The Hon Chris Bowen MP Shadow Treasurer
May 13 2015 The Hon Joe Hockey MP Treasurer
May 07 2015 Senator Christine Milne Former leader of the Australian Greens
May 06 2015 Dave Oliver Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions
Apr 29 2015 Catherine Livingstone AO President, Business Council of Australia
Apr 22 2015 The Hon Chris Bowen MP Shadow Treasurer
Apr 15 2015 Professor Warwick Anderson AM Chief Executive Officer of NHMRC
Apr 08 2015 Catherine McGregor Director of Research and Analysis in the Office of the Chief of Air Force
Apr 01 2015 Simon Mordant Australian Commissioner for the 2015 Venice Biennale
Mar 26 2015 Peter Greste Australian Journalist
Mar 25 2015 Professor Ian Chubb AC Chief Scientist of Australia
Mar 24 2015 The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Mar 18 2015 Dr Martin Cross Medicines Australia Chairman
Mar 17 2015 Workplace Relations Debate Ged Kearney and Kate Carnell
Mar 11 2015 Belinda Robinson Chief Executive, Universities Australia
Mar 04 2015 International Women’s Day UN Women Australia Forum Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash, the Honourable Bill Shorten MP, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Helen Conway and Julie McKay
Feb 26 2015 Dr Aalt Dijkhuizen Former President and Chairman of Wageningen University
Feb 25 2015 The Hon Scott Morrison MP Minister for Social Services
Feb 18 2015 Tim Wilson Human Rights Commissioner
Feb 17 2015 Professor Bernd Fitzenberger Professor of Statistics and Economics
Feb 11 2015 Joe Morrison CEO, Northern Land Council
Feb 04 2015 Professor Julian Disney AO Chair of the Australian Press Council
Feb 02 2015 The Hon Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Prime Minister of Australia

2014

Dec 10 2014 Doctor Steven Chu Nobel Laureate and Former US Secretary of Energy
Dec 08 2014 Lord Nigel Crisp KCB Co-editor of African Health Leaders – making change and claiming the future
Dec 03 2014 Greg Medcraft Chairman, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Dec 01 2014 Clive Palmer Leader of the Palmer United Party
Nov 26 2014 The Hon Bill Shorten MP Leader of the Opposition
Nov 19 2014 Luke Sayers CEO of PwC Australia and Vice Chairman of PwC Asia
Nov 12 2014 Professor Michael Dodson AM Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Oct 30 2014 Professor Norbert Lammert President of the Bundestag (German Parliament)
Oct 29 2014 The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs
Oct 28 2014 Graeme Turner Chair of the Mapping Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Report
Oct 22 2014 The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP Minister for Industry
Oct 21 2014 Geoffrey Robertson QC Former UN Appeal Judge
Oct 08 2014 The Hon Amanda Vanstone Chair of Vision 2020 Australia
Oct 01 2014 Senator the Hon George Brandis QC Attorney-General for Australia and Minister for the Arts
Sep 24 2014 The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Shadow Minister for Tourism
Sep 18 2014 Senator Christine Milne Leader of the Australian Greens
Sep 17 2014 The Hon Susan Ryan AO Age Discrimination Commissioner
Sep 11 2014 The Hon Chris Bowen MP Shadow Treasurer
Sep 10 2014 The Hon Scott Morrison MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Sep 04 2014 Paul Kelly Editor-at-Large, The Australian
Aug 27 2014 David Irvine AO Director-General of ASIO
Aug 18 2014 The Hon Wayne Swan Former Federal Treasurer
Aug 06 2014 The Hon Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education and Leader of the House of Representatives
Aug 05 2014 Richard Goyder AO Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Wesfarmers Limited
Jul 31 2014 Ashley Ekins Head of Military History, Australian War Memorial
Jul 30 2014 Professor Ian Young AO Chair, Group of Eight
Jul 23 2014 Associate Professor Brian Owler President of the Australian Medical Association
Jul 17 2014 Senator Cory Bernardi Senator for South Australia
Jul 16 2014 Clover Moore Lord Mayor of Sydney
Jul 15 2014 David Murray AO Chair, Financial System Inquiry
Jul 09 2014 Dr Bruce Bonyhady AM Chairman, National Disability Insurance Agency
Jul 07 2014 Clive Palmer Leader of the Palmer United Party
Jul 02 2014 Graeme Innes AM Disability Discrimination Commissioner
Jun 25 2014 The Honourable John Berry U.S. Ambassador to Australia
Jun 18 2014 The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs
Jun 11 2014 Simon McKeon AO Chair, Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research - Commonly known as the Mckeon Review
Jun 04 2014 Professor David Sinclair 2014 ASMR Medallist
Jun 03 2014 Dr John Bell Chair, Australian Council of Learned Academies Expert Working Group
May 28 2014 The Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Health and Minister for Sport
May 27 2014 The Hon Richard Marles MP Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
May 21 2014 The Hon Chris Bowen MP Shadow Treasurer
May 14 2014 The Hon Joe Hockey MP Treasurer
May 07 2014 Dr Barry Kirby Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist
Apr 30 2014 The Hon Warren Truss MP Deputy Prime Minister
Apr 16 2014 Tony Sheldon National Secretary, Transport Workers Union
Apr 15 2014 Joseph Skrzynski AO Former Chairman of SBS
Apr 09 2014 Professor Gillian Triggs President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Apr 02 2014 Justin Mohamed Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Apr 01 2014 Senator Christine Milne Leader of the Australian Greens
Mar 27 2014 The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fraser
Mar 26 2014 The Hon Bill Shorten MP Leader of the Opposition
Mar 19 2014 Dr Martin Cross Medicines Australia Chairman
Mar 18 2014 Professor Ian Chubb AC Chief Scientist of Australia
Mar 13 2014 Bernie Fraser Chair of the Climate Change Authority
Mar 12 2014 Dr Michael Fullilove Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy
Feb 26 2014 Professor Sandra Harding Chair, Universities Australia
Feb 20 2014 Dr Tom Calma AO Chancellor of the University of Canberra
Feb 12 2014 Clive Palmer Federal Leader, Palmer United Party
Feb 05 2014 Paul Howes National Secretary of The Australian Workers' Union

2013

Dec 17 2013 The Hon Joe Hockey MP Treasurer
Dec 11 2013 The Hon James Spigelman AC QC Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dec 10 2013 Scott Mitchell Federal Director of The National Party of Australia
Dec 04 2013 The Hon Chris Bowen MP Shadow Treasurer
Dec 03 2013 Doctor Bjorn Lomborg Doctorate and Adjunct Professor Copenhagen Consensus Center
Nov 26 2013 Natasha Stott Despoja AM and Ken Lay APM Chair of Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children and Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Police
Nov 20 2013 Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield Assistant Minister for Social Services and Manager of Government Business in the Senate
Nov 19 2013 Dr John Pournoor International Government Business Development 3M Government Markets
Nov 12 2013 Professor Clive Palmer Federal Leader Palmer United Party
Nov 07 2013 Eugene Kaspersky Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Kaspersky Lab
Nov 06 2013 The Hon John Brumby Chairman of the COAG Reform Council
Oct 30 2013 Gary Dawson Chief Executive of the Australian Food and Grocery Council
Oct 29 2013 George Wright National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party
Oct 23 2013 Brian Loughnane Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia
Oct 09 2013 John Daley Chief Executive of the Grattan Institute
Sep 25 2013 Dr Jimmie Rodgers Director-General, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Sep 18 2013 Dr Brendan Nelson Director of the Australian War Memorial
Sep 11 2013 Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich Ambassador for the United States of America to Australia
Sep 05 2013 2013 Election Address by the Prime Minister Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Sep 04 2013 2013 Election Address by the Leader of the Greens Leader of the Greens Christine Milne
Sep 02 2013 2013 Election Address by the Leader of the Opposition Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott
Aug 20 2013 The Hon Bill Shorten MP Minister for Education and Workplace Relations
Aug 07 2013 Ged Kearney Australian Council of Trades Union President
Jul 31 2013 Professor Ian Chubb AC Chief Scientist for Australia
Jul 24 2013 Dr John Hewson AM Former Leader of the Opposition
Jul 17 2013 Dr Steve Hambleton President, Australian Medical Association
Jul 11 2013 The Hon Kevin Rudd MP Prime Minister Prime Minister of Australia
Jul 03 2013 Professor Suzanne Cory Australian Academy of Science President
Jun 26 2013 Senator the Hon Bob Carr Minister for Foreign Affairs
Jun 25 2013 Richard Dudley Chief Executive Officer, Australian Motor Industry Federation
Jun 19 2013 Sir Michael Hirst President, International Diabetes Federation
Jun 12 2013 Peter Anderson Chief Executive, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Jun 06 2013 Bill McKibben Co-founder of 350.org
Jun 05 2013 Doctor Anna Wirz-Justice 2013 ASMR Medallist
Jun 05 2013 The Hon Greg Combet AM MP Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation
May 29 2013 Professor Ian Lowe AO President of the Australian Conservation Foundation
May 28 2013 Bill Gates Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
May 22 2013 Joe Hockey Shadow Treasurer
May 15 2013 The Hon Wayne Swan MP Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer
May 08 2013 Professor Sandra Harding Chair, Universities Australia
May 01 2013 Alex Malley FCPA Chief Executive Officer, CPA Australia
Apr 24 2013 Ita Buttrose AO OBE 2013 Australian of the Year
Apr 17 2013 Tony Shepherd AO President, Business Council of Australia
Apr 03 2013 David Simon Chairman, Australian Trucking Association
Mar 27 2013 Rod Sims Chairman Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Mar 13 2013 The Hon Simon Crean MP Minister for the Arts
Mar 05 2013 Mary Kissel Editorial board member, The Wall Street Journal
Feb 27 2013 Professor Glyn Davis AC Chair, Universities Australia
Feb 20 2013 Lara Giddings Premier of Tasmania
Feb 19 2013 Senator Christine Milne Leader of the Australian Greens
Feb 12 2013 Professor Robert Picard Research Director of Reuters Institute
Feb 06 2013 Dave Oliver Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions
Jan 31 2013 The Hon Tony Abbott MP Leader of the Opposition Leader of the Opposition
Jan 30 2013 The Hon Julia Gillard MP Prime Minister Prime Minister of Australia
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