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Add Abdi Aden

Abdi Aden

Abdi Aden grew up in Mogadishu until the outbreak of Somalia’s devastating civil war […]
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Add Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot is not only the Academy Award winning animator of Harvie Krumpet, but […]
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Add Akuch Kuol Anyieth

Akuch Kuol Anyieth

Akuch Kuol Anyieth is an award-winning author, writer and academic researcher in crime, justice […]
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Alexandra Collier

Alexandra Collier is an award-winning Melbourne writer who has written for theatre, screen and […]
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Add Alice Pung

Alice Pung OAM

Alice Pung OAM is an award-winning author, journalist, lawyer and educator from Melbourne. Her […]
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Add Ally Watson

Ally Watson OAM

Ally Watson is the founder and CEO of Code Like a Girl, a social […]
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Amani Haydar

Amani Haydar is an award-winning writer, visual artist, lawyer and advocate for women’s health […]
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Add Andrew Rule

Andrew Rule

Crime and catastrophe and racing is his beat. Writing and speaking is his craft. […]
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Add Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos is an award-winning journalist, presenter, documentary-maker and author. Her most recent documentary, […]
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Add Anna Goldsworthy

Anna Goldsworthy

Described by The Australian as a ‘musical ambassador’, Anna Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s […]
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Anna Krien

Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, Into the Woods: […]
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Add Annie Woolard

Annie Woollard

“The greatest threat to our planet is that someone else will save it.” – […]
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Add Arabella Forge

Arabella Forge

Arabella Forge is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), television presenter and food writer. She […]
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Add Astrid Edwards

Astrid Edwards

Astrid Edwards is a writer, teacher, podcaster and director. She is one half of Bad […]
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Add Belinda Hawkins

Belinda Hawkins

Belinda Hawkins has reported on national and international events for ABC TV and SBS […]
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Add Ben Cryan

Ben Cryan

Ben Cryan achieved the unachievable. In January 2011, Ben Cryan was what many of […]
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Add Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is an Australian writer and broadcaster. He’s the author of The Family […]
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Beverley Wang

Beverley Wang is a popular MC, speaker and moderator who has interviewed cultural heavyweights […]
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Add Bri Lee Speaking Out

Bri Lee

Bri Lee is a Sydney-based author, academic, and activist. Her first book, a memoir […]
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Add Brook McCarthy

Brook McCarthy

Brook McCarthy is a digital marketing trainer and business coach with 15 years’ experience […]
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Add Cameron Daddo

Cameron Daddo

Cameron Daddo is an actor, singer/songwriter and an evening DJ at Smooth FM. For […]
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Add Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay OAM is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, […]
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Celeste Liddle

Celeste Liddle is an Arrernte woman, an opinion writer, a trade unionist and public […]
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Add Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn is a writer, educator, journalist and barefoot explorer. Claire worked for many […]
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Claire Madden

Claire Madden is a leading voice internationally on Generation Z. As an author, social […]
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Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch is a best-selling ARIA Award winning musician (Best Female), Logie Nominated actor […]
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Add Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is the […]
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Add Craig Foster

Craig Foster AM

Craig Foster AM is a well-known former athlete, broadcaster and social justice campaigner. With […]
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Add Damon Young

Damon Young

Damon is a philosopher and writer. He is the author/editor of twelve books, including […]
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Add Dan Golding

Dan Golding

Dr. Dan Golding is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Swinburne University of […]
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Add Daniel Witthaus

Daniel Witthaus

Daniel has spent a quarter of a century challenging homophobia and working on LGBTIQ […]
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Add Danny Blay

Danny Blay

Danny Blay is a policy advisor and trainer preventing family violence and violence against […]
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Add Danny Katz

Danny Katz

Danny Katz is a Canadian-born author and newspaper columnist who writes for The Age, […]
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Add David Astle

David Astle

David Astle is a man of words. Whether he’s lacing them into fiendish crosswords […]
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Add David Hunt

David Hunt

David Hunt is a writer, satirist and historian. He is the author of Girt: […]
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Add David Leser

David Leser

David Leser is a multi-award winning journalist who has worked in Australia, North America, […]
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Add David McLean

David McLean

David McLean has been running creative writing workshops as a form of reflective practice […]
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Add David Nyuol Vincent

David Nyuol Vincent

David Nyuol Vincent is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He was trained […]
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Add David Roland

David Roland

Dr David Roland is a writer, speaker and psychologist. He worked as a clinical […]
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Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran

Dhakshayini is a globally recognised expert on AI, surveillance and digital rights. They are […]
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Add Diana Sayed

Diana Sayed

Diana is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for […]
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Add Donna Campisi

Donna Campisi

Donna Campisi embodies the spirit of adventure and resilience. From spearheading a successful fundraising […]
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Add Dr Anika Molesworth

Dr Anika Molesworth

Dr Anika Molesworth is a thought-leader of food systems resilience, climate change, a researcher […]
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Add Joanne Orlando

Dr Joanne Orlando

Dr Joanne Orlando resets our digital habits to feel more present and back in control […]
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Add Dr Jodi Richardson

Dr Jodi Richardson

Dr Jodi Richardson knows that at the heart of professional success and personal fulfilment […]
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Dr Joëlle Gergis

Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer. She is an internationally […]
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Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert is the author of the remarkable memoir The Uncaged Sky, which […]
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Add Dr Leslie Cannold

Dr Leslie Cannold

Dr Leslie Cannold is an author, teacher, ethicist and commentator. Her book What, No […]
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Add Dr Matt Beard

Dr Matt Beard

Dr Matt Beard is a dad, husband and moral philosopher with an academic background […]
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Add Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Michael Hewitt-Gleeson is recognised as the father of x10 Thinking. The Visiting Fellow in […]
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Add Phoebe Hart

Dr Phoebe Hart

Dr Phoebe Hart has a passion for social justice, education and the environment, and […]
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Add Susan Carland

Dr Susan Carland

Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD […]
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Add Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

“When constant change is the new normal, curiosity becomes our superpower for navigating the […]
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Add Randa Abdel-Fattah

Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah

Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Australian author, academic, human rights advocate, former lawyer […]
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Ed Le Brocq

Ed Le Brocq is a musical adventurer, teacher, writer, broadcaster and transgender man. He […]
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Elizabeth Kulas

Elizabeth Kulas is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, journalist and podcast host. Her particular passion […]
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Add Eric Campbell

Eric Campbell

Eric Campbell is one of Australia’s best-known and most experienced foreign correspondents. Since 1996 […]
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Add Erin Rhoads

Erin Rhoads

Erin Rhoads talks and writes about the difference we can make by reducing our […]
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Add Esther Mackay

Esther McKay

Esther Mckay is a retired forensic investigator, bestselling author and social justice campaigner. She […]
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Add Fadi Chalouhy

Fadi Chalouhy

When no country in the world recognises you as a citizen…life is an obstacle! […]
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Add Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright is a writer, editor and critic. Her book of essays Small Acts […]
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Add George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis is one of Australia’s leading political and economic thinkers. He is an […]
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Georgie Stone

Georgie Stone OAM is an actor, speaker, writer and transgender rights activist. Georgie is […]
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Add Mary Delahunty

Hon Mary Delahunty GAICD

Mary Delahunty has a strong and respected voice in public affairs, media and the […]
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Isabelle Oderberg

Isabelle Oderberg was born in Melbourne but moved to Hong Kong soon after, spending […]
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Add Jacinta Parsons

Jacinta Parsons

Jacinta Parsons is a broadcaster, radio maker, writer and public speaker who currently co-hosts […]
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Add Jade Miles

Jade Miles

“Every decision we make has an impact – on other humans, creatures and ecosystems. […]
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Add Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton is a genuine show-business all-rounder. Actress, singer and, more recently, published crime […]
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Add Jane Elms

Jane Elms

The modern world is full of stressful complexities which often seem overwhelming and contribute […]
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Add Jane Gilmore

Jane Gilmore

Jane Gilmore is an author, journalist, feminist, and consent educator. She has been researching […]
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Add Jane Gleeson-White

Jane Gleeson-White

Jane Gleeson-White is freelance writer and speaker based in Sydney. She has an honours […]
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Add Jason Ball

Jason Ball

Jason Ball is the 2017 Young Australian of the Year for Victoria, best known […]
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Add Jennifer Wong

Jennifer Wong

Jennifer Wong is a Chinese Australian writer, comedian, and MC based in Sydney. As […]
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Add Jess Hill

Jess Hill

Named marie claire’s 2023 Changemaker of the Year, Jess Hill is a journalist, author […]
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Add Jill Stark

Jill Stark

With a passion for equality, social justice and mental health, Jill Stark is fascinated […]
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Joel Mckerrow

Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, keynote speaker and creativity specialist, focusing on […]
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Add Jonica Newby

Jonica Newby

After more than two decades gracing Australia’s TV screens, award winning science broadcaster and […]
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Add Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek is an award winning Australian cartoonist, children’s book illustrator and writer, known […]
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Add Justin Heazelwood

Justin Heazlewood

Justin Heazlewood is an award-winning triple-threat of writer, musician & comedian. As The Bedroom […]
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Add Karen Iles

Karen Iles

Karen Iles is a lawyer, accredited mediator, consultant, board director, sexual assault survivor and […]
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Katrina Marson

Katrina Marson is a criminal lawyer, author and advocate. She is an expert in […]
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Khadija Gbla

Differences in culture and background are simply that – differences. Not better or worse, […]
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Add Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders OAM

Kirli Saunders (OAM) is a proud Gunai Woman and award-winning multidisciplinary artist and consultant. […]
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Add Lauren Burns

Lauren Burns

Dr Lauren Burns is an aeronautical engineer, advocate and writer. She is a published […]
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Add Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin

The author of The Shortest History of China, Linda Jaivin is one of Australia’s most versatile […]
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Add Lisa Leong

Lisa Leong

“Smart and funny and short – the triple threat!” – Jacinta Parsons, ABC Radio […]
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Lucianne Tonti

Lucianne Tonti has worked as a sustainable fashion consultant and journalist in Melbourne, Sydney, […]
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Add Lucy Thomas

Lucy Thomas

Growing up, Lucy Thomas always figured that “someone should really do something about bullying.” […]
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Add Luke Ablett

Luke Ablett

Luke Ablett is a former AFL player. He played 133 games with the Sydney […]
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Add Luke Atkins

Luke Atkins

Luke Atkins is an ultra-endurance runner and personal safety expert. Luke has represented Australia […]
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Add Luke S Kennedy

Luke S. Kennedy

Luke S. Kennedy is one of Australia’s most sought after Speaker for Primary Schools, […]
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Maggie Hamilton

Writer and social researcher Maggie Hamilton gives frequent talks and lectures; is a regular […]
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Add Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton AO

Professor Marcia Langton is one of Australia’s most important voices for Indigenous Australia. She […]
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Add Mariam Issa

Mariam Issa

Speaker, author, storyteller, community builder. At age 30, Mariam Issa moved to a suburb […]
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Mariam Veiszadeh

Mariam Veiszadeh is an award-winning human rights advocate, lawyer, diversity and inclusion practitioner, contributing […]
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Add Mark Dobson

Mark Dobson

THE MAN BEHIND THE TALENT “Mark shrinks what is insurmountable into the activities that […]
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Add Mark Isaacs

Mark Isaacs

Mark Isaacs is a writer, researcher, photographer, and community worker. His first book, The Undesirables: […]
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Add Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle is an award-winning social researcher, best-selling author, TedX speaker and influential thought […]
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Matt Wicking

A creative and inspiring speaker, Matt  Wicking is a long-time advocate for environmental and […]
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Add Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans is a food writer, farmer, television broadcaster and chef. Based in Southern […]
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Maxine McKew

Maxine McKew has a background in journalism and politics. For many years she was […]
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Add Megan Flamer

Megan Flamer

Megan Flamer works at the intersection of personal development and innovation, bringing mindful deep […]
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Add Melissa Meagher

Melissa Meagher

Melissa Meagher brings with her a warmth and passion for her topic, with first-hand […]
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Add Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is an internationally celebrated crime writer whose books have been translated into […]
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Add Michelle Gallaher

Michelle Gallaher

Michelle Gallaher is a Melbourne-based award winning entrepreneur, author and advocate for the Australian […]
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Add Michelle Law

Michelle Law

Michelle Law is a writer and actor based in Sydney, Australia. She writes for […]
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Add Mike Rolls

Mike Rolls

For Mike Rolls, adversity is a part of life, it’s not a question of […]
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Add Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah Lui is a writer/actor/director and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman. She began her playwriting […]
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Nazeem Hussain

Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the biggest stars of Australian comedy, and […]
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Add Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee is a family violence survivor and passionate advocator. After suffering a decade […]
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Add Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell is the beloved, best selling author of some 22 books, as well […]
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Nyadol Nyuon

Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. Nyadol Nyuon […]
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Add Peter Charleston

Peter Charleston

Peter Charleston is a counselling and coaching psychologist and an expert in blending professional […]
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Add Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Phil Barker is the author of The Revolution of Man, a manifesto for a […]
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Add Rabia Siddique

Rabia Siddique

Rabia Siddique is an international humanitarian lawyer, retired British Army senior officer, former war […]
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Add Rick Morton

Rick Morton

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and author. His debut memoir One Hundred Years […]
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Add Ros Ben-Moshe

Ros Ben-Moshe

Ros Ben-Moshe is a Laughter, Wellbeing and Positivity author, academic and practitioner. She is […]
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Add Rosie Thomas

Rosie Thomas

Rosie Thomas has dedicated the last 14 years to growing Australia’s youth-driven movement against […]
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Add Ruth Clare

Ruth Clare

Ruth Clare is a Melbourne-based author and speaker. Her memoir Enemy: A Daughter’s Story […]
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Add Sally Goldner

Sally Goldner AM

Sally Goldner AM has been involved in Victoria’s queer communities for over twenty years. […]
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Add Sally Morris

Sally Morris

Sally Morris is on a mission to prevent suicide and improve the mental health […]
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Add Sally Rugg

Sally Rugg

Sally Rugg is National Director at Australians for a Murdoch Royal Commission and was […]
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Add Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the […]
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Add Sam Lane

Sam Lane

Sam Lane is a pioneering broadcast journalist and author. Her award-winning work spans print, […]
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Add Bri Lee

Samantha Floreani

Samantha Floreani is one of Australia’s most prominent digital rights activists. She is currently […]
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Add Samantha Gash

Samantha Gash

Authentic. Personable. Empowering. Marathon runner Samantha Gash’s heartfelt story brings people on a journey […]
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Add Sami Shah

Sami Shah

Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer, comedian and former co-host of Breakfast on […]
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Sammy J

Sammy J is an award-winning comedian, author and musician. A proud nerd, he abandoned […]
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Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt is a Prime Minister’s Literary Award-winning poet, editor and critic, an Associate […]
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Add Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is a multi-New York Times and Amazon best-selling author, podcaster, international keynote speaker, […]
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Add Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley has written for TV comedies like Full Frontal, Hamish and Andy and […]
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Shelley Ware

Shelley Ware is a proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who […]
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Add Sian Prior

Sian Prior

Sian Prior is probably best known as an ABC radio presenter, a columnist and […]
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Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country: A memoir of Exile and […]
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Steve Mushin

Steve Mushin is an industrial designer, author, illustrator and science storyteller. He collaborates with […]
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Add Tammy Van Wisse

Tammy van Wisse

Tammy van Wisse is sheer inspiration. She has swum one-and-a-half times around the planet, […]
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Add Tanya Ha

Tanya Ha

Tanya Ha is an award-winning environmentalist, best-selling author, broadcaster, science journalist and sustainable living […]
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Add Tarang Chawla

Tarang Chawla

Tarang Chawla is a recovering lawyer, storyteller, campaigner and activist. Tarang is the co-founder […]
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Tasneem Chopra OAM

A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem addresses issues of diversity, equity and inclusion across organisational leadership, […]
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Add Thomas Mayo

Thomas Mayo

Thomas Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man. He […]
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Tim Costello

Rev Tim Costello directs Ethical Voice and is one of Australia’s most respected community […]
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Add Tim Dean

Tim Dean

Tim Dean is an award-winning philosopher, science writer, facilitator and the author of How […]
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Add Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson has worked as a professional MC and speaker for more than fifteen […]
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Add Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer AM BBus(Comm) GAICD is a multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and […]
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Tristan Miller

Tristan Miller has had an incredible story, for such a regular guy. He dealt […]
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Add Tyson Yunkaporta

Tyson Yunkaporta

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to […]
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Add Vanessa Doake

Vanessa Doake

Vanessa is the Chief People Officer at a global experiential design consultancy, where she […]
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Victor Steffensen

Victor Steffensen is an Indigenous writer, filmmaker, musician, and a traditional knowledge consultant for […]
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Add Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Author, academic, broadcaster, rock musician, former human rights lawyer and AFL mascot, Waleed Aly […]
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Add Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes is a broadcaster and author. She has been working in Australian media […]
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Add Yves Rees

Yves Rees

Dr Yves Rees (they/them) is a writer and historian based on unceded Wurundjeri land. […]
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Add Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel is the award-winning author of No Country Woman, a memoir of race, […]
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