Closing speech to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) conference in Melbourne, 15 November 2019.
This was a powerpoint presentation to the Pennant Hills Civic Trust on 17 October 2019 on a project EG hopes to get involved with. The purpose of the presentation was to explain and seek input from the locals on EG’s thinking on building a community, not just erecting buildings.
Stephen Patrick Hutchins (22 April 1956 – 24 November 2017), “Steve”, “Hutch” or “Hutcho” to family and friends, former Labor Senator and transport union leader, hard-nosed factional warrior, in many ways typified the old NSW ALP right – tribal, loyal, fierce in response to social injustice, fully aware of the traditions of a minority within the broader national ALP, and with a great sense of humour.
Andrew Casey (25 March 1953-1 February 2018), refugee, journalist, unionist, trusted political adviser and strategist, community activist, was born Andris Katona (or Katona Andris, as Hungarians would say) in Budapest to Holocaust survivors, Istvan Katona, born 29 June 1924, and Agota Katona (née Halmi) 2 January 1925.
David Kemp’s account of Australian liberalism is exceedingly interesting. He has put heart and soul into the first volume, The Land of Dreams, How Australians Won Their Freedom 1788-1860, part of a projected series of five books.
Rich in insight, combative in insisting on fresh perspectives, Akers and Reid have tossed a grenade into the edifice of neo-Marxist interpretations of labour history.
An impressive achievement of David Kemp’s first of five volumes on the history of Australian Liberalism, The Land of Dreams, How Australians Won Their Freedom 1788-1860, is his confident assessment of the interaction between Australian and British debates, personalities and writings, as well as the shifts of moods associated with political change.
The new Prime Minister and new Treasurer are off to quick starts addressing significant challenges. Here’s another one: the place of insurance in superannuation.
Opening remarks on 21 November 2018 by the Chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) at the ASFA Conference, Convention Centre, Adelaide.
As Independent Chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), it was fantastic to acknowledge the massive contribution to the superannuation sector of Michael Dwyer, the retiring CEO of First State Super, by awarding him ASFA Life Membership. This is my speech from the ASFA conference in Adelaide.