2019 — 9 speeches
Phillip Adams AO
For over 40 years, Phillip's columns in major newspapers and magazines have provoked discussion, debate and outrage. Most importantly they have unashamedly provoked and promoted public thinking and a national search and promotion of new ideas.
Phillip played a key role in the establishment of the Australia Council, the Australian Film Development Corporation, the Australian Film Commission, the South Australian Film Corporation, the Australian Film Finance Corporation and the Australian Children's Television Foundation. He's been the chair of many film and television bodies and president of the Victorian Council for the Arts.
He has written for a host of Australian and overseas newspapers and journals, has been a columnist for The Australian since 1960, and is currently a broadcaster on ABC Radio National.