Minister Anne Aly | Conference keynote

Posted in News on 31 August 2023

We are excited to announce that Federal Minister for Early Childhood Education and Minister for Youth the Hon Dr Anne Aly will be delivering a keynote address at the DASSH Conference. 

Hear from Dr Aly about the transformative potential of education in the age of the Universities Accord.

Anne is one of a wide range of insightful speakers and facilitators we have lined up as part of the Conference this year. Check out the rest of the program.

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Blue Skies and Impact: Universities and Young Australians

In the age of the Accord, how can universities walk with young people to help them achieve extraordinary things? What do young change-makers and future leaders need from higher education in order to achieve lasting impact? 
Dr Anne Aly was, herself, a young change-maker.  As a single mother in her 20s, Dr Aly raised two young boys and transformed her family’s future through education. 

Completing a PhD at Edith Cowan University, Dr Aly became a leading academic and practitioner in counter terrorism. In 2015 she was the only Australian to speak at President Obama’s White House summit on countering violent extremism. 

She entered federal parliament in 2016 as the Member for Cowan. In 2021 she was awarded the McKinnon Prize for Emerging Political Leader of the Year, in recognition of her Parliamentary work against both right-wing extremism and family & domestic violence.

Dr Aly is now the Federal Minister for Early Childhood Education and Minister for Youth. In this important address to DASSH members, she will consider how universities can impact our future through the shaping of our youth.

Chaired by Prof Richard Holden, President, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.