Emeritus Professor Peter Baume AC and Dr Susan Ryan AO. Photo by Lannon Harley.

Emeritus Professor Peter Baume AC and Dr Susan Ryan AO. Photo by Lannon Harley.

Towards gender equity

The great speech

A passion for gender equity brought two eminent people together to deliver this year’s inaugural Foundation Day lecture – former ANU Chancellor Emeritus Professor Peter Baume AC and ANU Alumna of the Year Dr Susan Ryan AO.

Here are edited extracts of their speeches.

Dr Susan Ryan AO FAICD, MA ’74, HonLLD ’17

In Australia we are fortunate to live in a country that has the rule of law. This legal basis to our society means we can in general live with civil harmony and personal security.