As Geoff has spelt out many times, his vision is “to make the world a better place for ordinary men and women, to produce a more just and equitable society.” He does this not only as an economist but as a “natural bridgebuilder” working with communities across all walks of life. His sense of justice can be seen over the years in his passionate defense of human rights, peace movements and anti-racism as well as his sense of fair play and decency. His kindness, care and concern for others can be found in his open door policy for his students, his comradery to his colleagues in Adelaide, Cambridge and UNSW as well as on the football ground and cricket field.