Speakers from RYLA 2017

Robyn Moore

Professional Speaker & Voice-Over Artist - The voice of Blinky Bill

As a "Voice-Over Artist" for 40 years, Robyn has been heard in most homes around Australia, NZ and in many countries around the world. You may not know her name, but her voice has sold millions of dollars worth of products in iconic radio and TV ads. She's also entertained millions of Australians in syndicated radio comedies and in animation series seen internationally.

If there's anyone who understands the true larrikin nature of Australia, it's Robyn Moore.


Rev Graham Long AM

Pastor & CEO, Wayside Chapel

From the social worker who became a postman, to the postman who became a pastor, Graham’s journey has led him to share in great joy and great sadness, both in his own life and through the lives of people who have fallen by the wayside. Graham captivates people with his personal stories and his deep insight about love, hate, power and the ‘self’. He challenges people to reflect on their contribution to society and he inspires people to live as if their last minute was to happen today.

Graham Long

D/Supt Deborah Wallace APM

Commander of the NSW Police – Gangs Squad (Western Sydney)

Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace is a Commander of the Middle Eastern Crime Squad of the NSW Police Force. She joined the NSW Police in 1983 and became a Detective in 1988. She steadily rose through the force working on a number of prominent cases, and has had responsibility for some of NSW’s most difficult policing assignments such as addressing the crime problem in areas such as Cabramatta as Chief Inspector of the Local Area Command. Whilst her experience has seen her gain insight in the area of Middle Eastern and Asian Crime, she has had responsibility for Internal Affairs investigation into drug supply and use by current and former police in the Eastern suburbs resulting in Police Integrity Commission public hearings known as ‘Saigon’.


Shane Fitszimmons AFSM

Commissioner, NSW Rural Fire Service

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has more than 25 years experience with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) serving as both a volunteer and salaried officer. In 1998 he was appointed an Assistant Commissioner with the NSW RFS and has held portfolio responsibilities for Operations, Strategic Development and Regional Management.


As well as :

  • Neil & Anne Tucker
  • Les Watson
  • Corporal
  • Heath Ducker
  • Rebecca Weragoda
  • Angelo Revine
  • Dennis Green
  • Louise Kippist
  • Greg Langdon
  • Nikki Man
  • David Harris
  • Paul O'Brien
  • Spencer Jarrett
  • Katherine Eyre
  • Kristin Austin
  • Peter Skellern
  • Erin McCluskey

Past Speakers


Dame Marie Roslyn Bashir AD, CVO

Dame Marie Roslyn Bashir AD, CVO is the former and second longest-serving Governor of New South Wales. She has held various medical positions, with a particular emphasis in psychiatry. 


Hon. Tony Abbott MP

Tony Abbott is the Member for Warringah. He served as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 2009 to 2015.


The Hon. Charlie Lynn MLC

Following a distinguished military career spanning 21 years, Lynn is now a member of the NSW Legislative Council and a former Parliamentary Secretary for Veterans Affairs.

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