Current Affairs Speakers

Laurie Oakes

As one of Australia's foremost political commentators, Laurie Oakes' career in journalism spans more than 30 years. Laurie is renowned for his incisive political commentary, probing interviews and Canberra-shaking scoops. In 1997 it was Laurie Oakes who, using leaked documents, broke the travel rorts saga that ended the careers of three Ministers and several other high ranking politicians and staf ...

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Lee Lin Chin

In her multi-faceted career in media, Lee Lin Chin is best known as a newsreader on SBS.  That role is now just one among several she plays within the network and these range from playing in comedy and satire to starring in promotional/marketing features on SBS's website and On Demand.

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Leigh Hatcher

Leigh Hatcher is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced broadcast journalists. He’s had a career of 40+ years in radio and television . He’s a ‘survivor’ and a ‘veteran’ – no mean feat in the churn and burn of media and journalism!

Leigh has a deep and intimate knowledge of Australian politics – having worked in the Canberra press gallery between 1975-1977 and 1981-1983. He worked at the Seven Network in a range of capacities, including Canberra correspondent, Chief Olympic correspondent and European correspondent He was also a senior presenter at Sky News for 13 years, as it led the whole emergence of ‘the 24-hour news cycle’.

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Liz Hayes

Elizabeth Hayes is one of Australia's most popular television journalists, best known for her ten years as co-host of the Nine Network's award winning national breakfast programme - "TODAY" and most recently on Channel Nine hosting '60 minutes' ...

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Malcolm Turnbull

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull established an investment banking firm in 1987 specialising in the media and technology. During that time, he worked with some of the leading media moguls including Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Conrad Black and Bob Maxwell.

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Marieke Hardy

Marieke Hardy is a screenwriter, radio host, columnist, bon vivant and award-winning blogger. From inauspicious beginnings as a lisping child actor in The Henderson Kids II, she has both appeared in and written for many Australian dramas from Packed to the Rafters to Blue Heelers to Something In The Air. Marieke's blog, Reasons You Will Hate Me, won the Best Australian Blog at the 2008 Internat ...

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Mark Colvin

The presenter of ABC Radio's current affairs program PM, Mark Colvin has almost given his life for his job. An award winning journalist, Mark first joined ABC radio news as a cadet after graduating from Oxford University with a B.A (Hons) in English. Mark was a reporter for Four Corners for 4 years, making films on the French massacre of Kanaks in New Caledonia, the extinction of Australia's f ...

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Mary Jerram

Born in New Zealand, Mary began her working life as a high school English teacher before moving to Australia to study law. Her career subsequently included stints as a legal officer at the Independent Teachers’ Union and as a senior advocate at the Legal Aid Commission, rising to become Deputy Chief Magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales in 2000. At the end of 2001 Mary entered a pe ...

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Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland was appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1997, responsible for the human rights activities of the Organisation, including the tasks of streamlining the human rights machinery throughout the United Nations system and supervising the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. ...

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Max Walsh

Max Walsh is one of Australia's top economic and political commentators. His career has encompassed positions with two of Australia's largest publishing companies and three television networks. From 1983 to 1998 Walsh was a highly respected economic and political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. ...

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