Dick Smith is one of Australia’s best-known and respected personalities. He is a founder and patron of Australian Skeptics, setting up Australia’s first scientific tests of water divining with James Randi in 1980. As well as being 1986 Australian of the Year and an official National Living Treasure, Dick is a businessman, entrepreneur, adventurer, philanthropist, aviator, and passionate advocate for the environment. He is active in many fields of public life, and often takes on ‘difficult’ topics such as supporting refugees and the fair treatment of Guantanamo prisoner David Hicks. His latest interest is in initiating a debate on Australia’s population policy, sparked by his concern for the future his grandchildren will face.