Whitlam Institute

What Matters 2018 Finalists

What Matters 2018 Finalists

2018 What Matters? Patron's Address

I am delighted to be back at the Whitlam Institute in my second year as Patron of the What Matters? writing competition. I took up this mantle from eminent social researcher and author Hugh Mackay, who had held this role for more than a decade.

I wholly agree with his description of this competition as “much more than a writing contest.” He said “it’s actually a catalyst for young thinkers and young writers to develop a perspective, a point of view, on where we’re heading as a society.”

And what a point of view.

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Jenna Beck