Kim Williams, AM, Chief Executive of News Limited.
"We're here tonight because we believe journalism matters. And one of the reasons it matters is that it's one of the last bastions of idiosyncratic public individuals who say what they think without fear or favour. Journalism has always been populated by larger than life souls: often testy, frequently witty and hopefully always readable. They make life richer and more interesting and give us cheer, hope, fury and a sense of what it is to be part of the cavalcade in society's affairs." Read the transcript (130kb pdf)