Speeches and opinion pieces


National Press Club speech - July 2022

This speech was delivered to the National Press Club on 6 July 2022 by Professor John Dewar AO, in his capacity as Chair of Universities Australia.

50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign Gala Dinner

This is certainly an exciting year for La Trobe. We’re fifty. And of course we’re celebrating. But also preparing for the next half century.

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

The Hunting Ground documentary, released here next week, raises issues that we cannot ignore. We have a responsibility to champion change.

Address to CEDA Vice-Chancellor’s panel

On Tuesday 23 September 2014, Professor Dewar spoke and participated in a panel discussion hosted by CEDA on the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the higher education sector.

The future of the Australian University

On Wednesday 1 July 2015, Professor Dewar spoke at a La Trobe University Ideas and Society forum on the future of the Australian University.

Opinion pieces

New institute a model for avoiding dystopia

Our new institute for global security is a model for avoiding dystopia