From time to time St Andrew’s College invites prominent individuals who have made, and continue to make, a significant contribution to the community to address College on an issue of their choosing. Most recently, on Tuesday 18 October the Honourable Julie Bishop MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, accepted an invitation from Post Graduate student in residence Paul Grandoni (who is from the West Australian electorate of Curtin which Ms. Bishop is the currently elected member for) to deliver an address to College entitled ‘Implications for Australia of Asia’s Growth’.
The address provided College with insight into the opportunities and challenges for Australia as she moves into the Asian century and the ties between Australia and her neighbouring partners. Those in attendance were given the opportunity to ask questions, with Ms. Bishop generously allowing for questions to be asked on any topic. Importantly, the atmosphere made allowance for a more intimate discussion between Ms. Bishop and those present for the address.
During the visit Ms. Bishop attended formal dinner, where she was welcomed and introduced by Principal Wayne Erickson to College. St Andrew’s Alumni were also given the opportunity to have a chat with Ms. Bishop.
Photos courtesy of Edward Hawthorne.