Current Affairs Speakers

Tracy Grimshaw

Tracy Grimshaw is one of Australia's most popular and recognisable faces, with a television career that spans 25 years. Since the 80s Tracy Grimshaw has graced our TV screens in many forms. From the hard hitting journo to breakfast TV personality. Tracy Grimshaw has proven that talent survives in the hard world of TV ratings ...

Tracy Hall

Tracy Hall is an author, keynote speaker and senior marketing executive. Over the last 25 years, Tracy has had extensive exposure to start-ups, large corporations and global tech brands including Virgin Mobile, eBay, GoDaddy and Afterpay. She frequently consults for smaller companies, volunteers as a teen mentor for The Raise Foundation and is a Board Director for the Men's Mental Health Charity - Mongrels Men.

In 2019, Tracy became known as Hamish McLaren's famous '˜last victim' thanks to her role in The Australian's hit podcast, Who the Hell is Hamish? Today, Tracy writes and speaks publicly about intimate fraud, scams, financial empowerment, victim mindsets, resilience and our need to rethink how we trust.

Virginia Haussegger

Can today's women really 'have it all', or have we all been duped? When did the superwomen of the 80s become the wondering women of the new millennium? And where have all our achievements left us? When leading journalist Virginia Haussegger, frustrated and angry about her own childlessness, wrote an opinion piece for a major metropolitan newspaper she could never have anticipated the Pandora's Box ...

Warren Brown

Warren Brown has been a full-time editorial newspaper cartoonist since the 80's and is currently cartoonist for the Sydney 'Daily Telegraph'. He's also a keen history buff who likes to spend his weekends turning spanners and skinning his knuckles on vintage and historic cars. He's a regular on television current affairs programs and has a weekly motoring column, 'Warren's Wheels' in the Friday e ...

Wendy McCarthy

Wendy McCarthy is an experienced manager and company director who began her career as a secondary school teacher. She moved out of the classroom into public life in 1968 and since then has been an advocate, educator and change agent in Australia and internationally. Wendy currently chairs headspace - Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Circus Oz, McGrath Estate Agents and Paci ...

Yalda Hakim

Dateline presenter and video journalist Yalda Hakim came to Australia after her father smuggled his young family out of Afghanistan on horseback to escape the Soviet invasion. Yalda was just six-months-old. The emotional return to Yalda's Kabul was the subject of her first report for Dateline. Since then, she's reported from across the world for Dateline and SBS's World News Australia, winning t ...

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