Speeches

2013 Whitlam Oration
Noel Pearson’s Gough Whitlam Oration 13 November 2013

Sir Robert Menzies Lecture 2011
Noel Pearson’s 2011 Sir Robert Menzies Lecture, 27 February 2011

2010 John Button Oration
Noel Pearson’s 2010 John Button Oration, 3 September 2010

Speech to American Bar Association
Speech by Noel Pearson to the American Bar Association, Sydney, 8 February 2010

Address to 2010 Sydney Festival
Address by Noel Pearson to the 2010 Sydney Festival, 13 January 2010

Opening Address to 2009 Brisbane Writers Festival
Address by Noel Pearson to the 2009 Brisbane Writers Festival, 9 September 2009

Address at QLD Catholic Primary Principals Association Conference
10 May 2007

Hopevale Speech
12 May 2007
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson at the signing of the Hopevale Agreement.

Address at Cairns Base Hospital: Health and the Cape York Agenda
14 March 2007
Speech delivered by Tania Major on behalf of Noel Pearson to medical staff and students in Cairns.

Address to Treasury: Passive Welfare and Service Delivery
25 September 2006
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson to the Commonwealth Department of Treasury in Canberra.

The Importance of Rights and Responsibilities
6 July 2006
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson at Cape York Institute’s Public Seminar, New Approaches to Indigenous Policy – The Role of Rights and Responsibilities.

2006 Arthur Mills Oration – On Social Norms
7 May 2006
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson at the Royal College of Physicians.

The Cape York Agenda
5 December 2005
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson at the National Press Club in Canberra. It articulates the Cape York Reform Agenda and suggests a pathway out of the current state of indigenous disadvantage.

Woree State High School Leadership Presentation
4 October 2005
Speech on leadership delivered by Higher Expectations Program Coordinator, John Wenitong to Woree State High School students in Cairns.

Presentation at WIPCE conference in Hamilton NZ
9th August 2005
Speech delivered by Higher Expectations Program Coordinator, John Wenitong at the WICPE conference in Hamilton NZ.

People, Nations and Peace – Mabo Oration
3 June 2005
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson to the Anti-Discrimination Commission of Queensland.

National Reconciliation Planning Workshop
30 May 2005
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson at the National Reconciliation Planning Workshop held in Canberra 30th May, 2005.

Judith Wright Memorial Lecture
5 September 2004
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson at The Fourth Australian Poetry Festival.

2004 Australian Medical Association Oration
28 May 2004
Speech on healthcare services delivered by Noel Pearson to the Australian Medical Association.

Sir Ninian Stephen Annual Lecture 2003
17 March 2003
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson to the University of Newcastle Law School.

Dr Charles Perkins Memorial Oration
25 October 2001
Speech on the human right to misery, mass incarceration and early death delivered by Noel Pearson to The University of Sydney, McLaurin Hall.

Ben Chifley Memorial Lecture 2000 – The Light on the Hill
12 August 2000
Speech delivered by Noel Pearson at the Bathurst Panthers Leagues Club.