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Orations

Must attend events in partnership with The National Press Club in Canberra.

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Taryn Brumfitt

Image: Martin Ollman/NCA NewsWire Credit: Newscorp Australia

Taryn Brumfitt

Australian of the Year 2023

“Life is short, life is fleeting, so please don’t waste it being at war with your body.”

Taryn Brumfitt

Georgie Stone OAM

Australian actress, writer and transgender rights advocate

“If you want the pride and the glitter and the confetti, then you also have to stand with us when it's uncomfortable and scary.”

Georgie Stone OAM

Em Rusciano

Australian comedian, writer, singer and media presenter

“When we’re not forced to try and fit into a framework and societal structure that was built for people who aren’t like us, we can be pretty impressive.”

Em Rusciano

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