Hon. Dr Barry Jones has been Victorian MP for five years. Federal MP for nearly 21 years, Minister for Science 1983-90, represented Australia at UNESCO and the World Heritage Council in Paris 1991-96 and is the only person to have been elected to all four of Australia’s learned Academies. His books include Sleepers, Wake! (1982), a best seller which ran into 27 impressions, an autobiography, A Thinking Reed (2006), Dictionary of World Biography (revised 2016, ANU, on line and as a book) and The Shock of Recognition (2016). He led the campaign for the abolition of the death penalty and was the first Australian politician to raise the issues of the information revolution (1982) and climate change (1984). He was chair of Vision2020 Australia 2002-14, of the Port Arthur Historic Site 2000-12, a board member of CARE Australia for 20 years, and a Visiting Fellow Commoner, Trinity College, Cambridge 2000-01. He was awarded an AC in 2014.