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Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

Professor Barry Jones has been a politician, high school teacher, television and radio performer, university lecturer and lawyer. He took a leading role in campaigns to abolish the death penalty and revive the Australian film industry and achieved a national reputation as a quiz champion. In 1999 he was appointed an adjunct professor at Monash University and became a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne in 2005.

His best-selling book Sleepers, Wake! (1982) was translated into four languages.

His political career includes MP for Melbourne in the Victorian Legislative Assembly 1972-77, he transferred to the Commonwealth Parliament as MP for Lalor 1977-1998 and was Minister for Science 1983-90, Prices and Consumer Affairs 1987, Small Business 1987-90 and Customs 1988-90.

He served on the Executive Board of UNESCO in Paris 1991-95 and was Vice President of the World Heritage Committee 1995-96. He became National President of the ALP 1992-2000 and 2005-06, was Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Convention 1998 and a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge 2000-01.

Professor Jones is the only person to have been elected as a Fellow of all four Australian learned academies – FTSE (1992), FAHA (1993), FAA (1996) and FASSA (2003). He was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1993, promoted to Companion of the Order of Australia in 2014. He was named by the National Trust in 1998 as one of Australia’s 100 Living National Treasures.

Professor Jones holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, a DLitt for published works from UTS and has been awarded honorary doctorates from six universities.

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

Emeritus Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Professor Suzanne Cory AC

Emeritus Professor David de Kretser AC

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Emeritus Professor David Penington AC

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA

Kathryn Greiner AO (Chair)

Carmel Arthur OAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris MBBS, FAChAM, PhD

Scott Wilson

Vern White

Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

David Stewart

Carmel Arthur (Chair)

Shobhana Chetty BSc, M.Acct

Joe Flinn BAcc, CA

Bruce Lanyon B Bus, MBA, FCA, SF Fin

John Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Karen Gelb
Manager, Research and Policy

Sian Kilgour
Director of Strategic Communications

Emeritus Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Professor Suzanne Cory AC

Emeritus Professor David de Kretser AC

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Emeritus Professor David Penington AC

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA

Kathryn Greiner AO (Chair)

Carmel Arthur OAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris MBBS, FAChAM, PhD

Scott Wilson

Vern White

Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

David Stewart

Carmel Arthur (Chair)

Shobhana Chetty BSc, M.Acct

Joe Flinn BAcc, CA

Bruce Lanyon B Bus, MBA, FCA, SF Fin

John Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Karen Gelb
Manager, Research and Policy

Sian Kilgour
Director of Strategic Communications