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Australian of the Year Luncheon 2021

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Adelaide Convention Centre - Panorama Ballroom

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An opportunity to join colleagues over lunch and hear from 2020 Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke and Mr Stan Grant.

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Ticket price: $145 per person + booking fee

Our national identity and the health of our nation – these two topics couldn’t be more important and more relevant in 2021.

We are excited to present Dr James Muecke AM 2020 Australian of the Year and Mr Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to our South Australian audience.

This will be a powerful and thought provoking Australian of the Year Luncheon and one that will be talked about for some time. This is also an opportunity to engage with our 2021 South Australians of the Year – each of them courageous, determined and inspirational.

Join us for a delicious two course luncheon at Adelaide's premier CBD venue.

An experience you must be a part of.

We are proud to align with presenting partner Reconciliation SA and support partners The University of Adelaide, St Peter's College, Adelaide Cemeteries Authority and Boileau Business Technology.

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Dr James Muecke AM - 2020 Australian of the Year

Since starting his medical career in Kenya, 56-year-old Dr James Muecke AM has been passionate about fighting blindness. His focus now is the leading cause of blindness in adults – type 2 diabetes – a spiraling epidemic that's impacting nearly one-in-ten Australians. It's the fastest growing cause of vision loss in Aboriginal people and the sixth-biggest killer in this country. James wants to challenge our perception of sugar and the impact it has in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Previously, James co-founded Vision Myanmar at the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology in 2000. The $1 million program has developed and operated eye health and blindness initiatives in Myanmar. Inspired by this program's success, James also co-founded Sight For All, a social impact organisation aiming to create a world where everyone can see. With 80% of world blindness avoidable – and almost 90% in poor countries – James treats blindness as a human rights issue.

Mr Stan Grant

Stan Grant is the Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a multi-award winning current affairs host, an author and an adventurer.

Well known for having brought the former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to tears when interviewed about Indigenous affairs on The Point, Stan's keynotes are insightful, engaging, always professional and at times, controversial.

Stan Grant's Aboriginal heritage has shaped his dynamic, resilient personality. Born in Griffith in south-west New South Wales, in 1963, Stan Grant's mother is from the Kamilaroi people and his father is of the Wiradjuri.

After attending University, Stan won a cadetship with the Macquarie Radio Network, launching a career in journalism that has spanned more than 30 years and more than 70 countries. In that time Stan has travelled the world covering the major stories of our time from the release of Nelson Mandela, the troubles in Northern Island, the death of Princess Diana, war in Iraq, the second Palestinian intifada, the war on terror, the South Asia Tsunami, the Pakistan Earthquake and the rise of China.

Stan has won many major awards including an Australian T.V Logie, a Columbia University Du-Pont Award (the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), and the prestigious U.S Peabody Award. He is a four-time winner of the highly prized Asia TV Awards including reporter of the year.

Stan Grant is passionate about justice and humanity. His years of international reporting has given him a deep understanding of how the world works. He is deeply immersed in the politics and history of Asia and the Middle East. He can link the importance of leadership and the impact of history and above all believes in the power and resilience of people.

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