Character Country & Culture

BATTY, ROSIE

We should be able to find the bigger part of ourselves.

BATTY, ROSIE

BATTY, ROSIE

ON CHANGING CULTURE: I think it starts with awareness. What I said in my [Australian of the Year] speech was that I wanted to take it from being a topic that was behind closed doors and make it a topic that we discussed openly. We've started to have those deeper conversations.

BATTY, ROSIE

BATTY, ROSIE

It's going to take several decades to change society, it's not an overnight thing, but we've now started. I don't think we'd started in earnest before.

BATTY, ROSIE

BATTY, ROSIE

We have always put the responsibility on a woman's shoulders rather than insisting that society changes and stops being violent towards women.

BATTY, ROSIE

BOGUT, ANDREW

In Australian culture, people are just more laid back, people aren't as serious. They just take their time with things. It's just like whatever, if I don't get it done, I don't get it done.

BOGUT, ANDREW

GILLARD, JULIA

Those of you who have spent time with Australians know that we are not given to overstatement. By nature we are laconic speakers and by conviction we are realistic thinkers.

GILLARD, JULIA

GILLARD, JULIA

I actually felt sorry for Germaine [Greer] … I just thought, for her, who came into public consciousness for writing The Female Eunuch, for being the feminist of our times, to end up talking like that for cheap laughs about another woman was really a very sad thing.

GILLARD, JULIA