Submit a written critique of one of the following speeches:
Paul Keating | Redfern Address
In December 1992, Keating launched Australia’s program for the International Year of the World’s Indigenous People with
this now famous address to a largely Indigenous crowd at Redfern Park in Sydney.
Tim Minchin| University of Western Australia Graduation Address
Tim Minchin, the former UWA Arts student described as “sublimely talented, witty, smart and unabashedly offensive” in a
musical career that has taken the world by storm, is awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia.
Eli Pariser | Beware online “filter bubbles”
“As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a
dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could
challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for
democracy.” (TED, March 2011).
Emma Watson| United Nations ‘HeForShe’ speech
British Actor and Ambassador for UN Women gave a speech about gender inequality, launching the ‘HeForShe’ campaign
(United Nations Headquarters NY, September 2014).