The Honourable Tim Fischer AC is the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and was the Australian Ambassador to the Holy See for three years.A former Australian Army Officer, NSW State Parliamentarian, Leader of the National Party and Minister for Trade, Tim Fischer is also a consultant, company director, author, broadcaster, and multiple patron.
We are delighted Tim Fisher will open the Festival; and we are equally or even more thrilled that he will be our star speaker at the Literary Lunch, which will close the Festival on Sunday 11 September. We are certainly fortunate that we have such a consummate and extremely versatile speaker at the lunch. Mr Fischer draws on his broad range of experience in public and private life to deliver illuminating and informative presentations on everything from Gross National Happiness to Military Civilian Leadership and Infrastructure Excellence. He may even talk about his obsession with trainsand travel. More details to follow when the Festival Program is announced.