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Christine Nixon Praises Julia Gillard’s Leadership Style
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Former Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon delivered last Thursday’s Lunchbox/Soapbox on the subject of leadership. Comparing what she argued are old and new models of leadership, Nixon stressed that qualities such as independence, lateral thinking and openness to the needs of others are key to leadership in a progressive society. She also acknowledged the reluctance of some to leave behind…
Courage in Captivity
The following post was originally published on the blog Live Alive. It’s a review written by writer and psychiatrist in training Elise Bialylew of our Wednesday night event featuring Ingrid Betancourt in conversation with Peter Mares. Video of the event will be published next week. We encourage submissions of reviews of our events, although we can’t promise publication in every instance.
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Trailblazing Australian Woman’s Drawings Go Under the Hammer
A volume of lavishly-illustrated drawings for children by a pioneering Australian woman will be auctioned next month. Charlotte Waring arrived in Australia in 1826 at the age of 29. She’d been hired to be a governess to the children of John Macarthur’s nephew, but instead she married agriculturalist and author James Atkinson, whom she’d met on her way to the colony.
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The Wheeler Centre
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