Ride the Whirlpool: Selected Speeches of Lieutenant General John Sanderson, AC, Governor of Western Australia, 2000-2005

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UWA Publishing, 2005 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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"I have seized on the metaphor of the boat in the whirlpool to emphasize the point that the chaos into which we are moving is a natural thing, far more natural than linear stability and order. We ride the whirlpool in many forms in nature, and we evolve personally and socially to do so. Clearly there are winners and victims in this process, and I have tried to explain what I believe to be the characteristics of winning creatures and winning organizations. I think it is safe to say that humans are social animals, and they have become that to master their environment. New organizations and relationships will continue to evolve, in business, in government, and in the military if it remains necessary, but the only ones that will be successful will be the ones that unleash the creative genius of their people. This is the essence of modern leadership. " - In his distinguished career, culminating as Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant General John Sanderson has had the opportunity to speak to many different groups, from local communities to professional bodies and international delegations, covering a vast spectrum of topics. Despite their sometimes apparent disparity, his addresses are connected by a number of themes critical to our times. The 40 speeches chosen here examine issues crucial to the unique and fast-developing state of Western Australia and to the Australian nation as a whole. They also take a broader look at the complex problems of today's modern world, and at how individuals, communities, and nations might respond to these developments for the betterment of a progressive and sustainable society, always maintaining as paramount the need for the pursuit of the fundamental aspects of human rights and justice.
 

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Contents

Why Australia Should Participate in International Peacekeeping
17
Granting of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters
37
The Role of the Governor in Colonial Western Australia
59
The Evolving Role of the Governor General
68
Is a Nineteenth Century Constitution
74
Official Book Launch of Greg Cravens Conversations
84
The End of Military History?
95
The Role of the Media in a World of Terror
102
Finding the Way Home
139
Australia and the Emerging Realities of Global Trade
152
The Centenary of Parliament House
159
Official Launch of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy
168
Official Launch of National Reconciliation Week
175
Regional Governance for Sustainability
178
Australia Day 2004
192
Engineering for Salinity
211

Complexity and OpportunityOvercoming Fear to
109
Australias Heroes
119
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait ExServicemen and Women
122
Anzac Day Parade and Commemorative Service
129
Creating an Independent Australian
225
Happiness Is Belonging
242
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