George Miller – 1996

Shirley Hazzard – 1997

Peter Doherty- 1998

Simone Young – 1999

Peter Cosgrove – 2000

Andy Thomas – 2001

Patricia Hewitt – 2002

Kate Jennings – 2003

William Shawcross – 2004

Richard Tognetti – 2005

Clive James – 2006

Thomas Freidman -2007

Kevin Rudd- 2008

Simon Schama – 2009

Julia Gillard-2010