WELCOME TO THE
Prime Ministers' Sporting Oration
Introduction by Dr Campbell A. Rose AM
The idea for the Prime Ministers’ Sporting Oration (PMSO) was to develop a leadership initiative to bring together corporate and philanthropic Australia, which includes the commercial leaders of our country, with the politicians and policy-makers who can influence and so shape the future direction of investment in grassroots sport in our nation.
This vision has been realised in the inauguration of the PMSO event, where, annually, a former Prime Minister will deliver a speech to inspire the nation through our common language: sport.
After a lifetime and wealth of experience at all levels of sport, I have witnessed its unique capacity to engage individuals, unlocking their potential to create change and unite communities.
With the investment of our partners and supporters, we hope to harness this power to invest in four key causes areas which require critical investment and attention in our country: women & girls in sport; physical activity; leadership & decision-making; diversity & inclusion.
In approaching the Australian Sports Foundation to auspice this event, the PMSO will play a trusted and pivotal role in shaping the Federal policy agenda regarding sport.