The Hon Chris Bowen MP - Federal Member for McMahon
What's Happening Posted July 18, 2014.
I'd like to thank the McKell Institute for the opportunity to speak here today.
Ever since I first read Vince Kelly’s “Man of the People” many years ago as a young lad, I’ve been an admirer of William McKell’s and respecter of his legacy.
An inherently decent man, McKell saw his mission in life as improving the lot of ordinary people.
He was a pragmatist who believed in practical actions, but he had a framework of beliefs which informed his policies: a belief in the virtues of hard work and fairness and, though he wouldn’t have used these words, in social mobility and equality of opportunity.
I’m very glad that the McKell Institute continues to honour his legacy with your important contributions to...Read complete article »