Media Release: Friday 22 September, 2006



What: Mr Costello will address a National Press Club audience of senior representative leaders from the spectrum of denominations in Australia.



Other speakers include Mr Wayne Swan and are listed below.



When: 8.30pm – 9.15pm, Friday 22 nd September 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 23 rd September



Where: National Press Club 16 National Cct, Barton, ACT



Who: The theme of the conference is “Building a Nation of Character.”



Speakers include -



Friday



8.30pm Dr Greg Clarke Are Australian values Christian values?



Saturday



9:15am Prof Rex Adhar Outer limits of religious freedom



10.00am Prof James Haire Healing brokenness – the role of church and government



11.20am Hon Peter Costello Christian values and Australia’s heritage



12.15pm Wayne Swan Blueprint to halt the splintering of a nation



2.15pm Prof John Braithwaite Restorative justice – forgiveness, mercy and proportional punishment



3pm Bob Day Self Reliance: The significance of homeownership in strengthening families and building nations



Media Contact: Beth Micklethwaite