‘My interest is in the radical centre: this is the place where those in search of a better society might best hunt.’
Noel Pearson is the Founder of the Cape York Partnership and Co-Chair of Good to Great Schools Australia. He is an activist and a History and Law graduate of the University of Sydney.
Noel comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hopevale on South Eastern Cape York Peninsula. His goal is to enable Cape York’s Indigenous people to choose a life they value by reinstating the rights of Aboriginal people to take responsibility for their lives.
Established in 2001, the Keith Murdoch Oration raises funds to support the work of State Library Victoria, and to recognise the Library as a centre for excellence in the world of ideas and information. Proceeds from the 2016 Oration will support the State Library Victoria Vision 2020 redevelopment project.