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Abdi Aden

Abdi Aden

Abdi grew up in Mogadishu until the outbreak of Somalia’s devastating civil war separated him from his family and […]
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Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot is not only the Academy Award winning animator of Harvie Krumpet, but also one of Australia’s funniest, […]
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Alice Pung

Alice Pung

Alice Pung is an award-winning author, journalist, lawyer and educator from Melbourne. Her non-fiction books Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s […]
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Alice Zavslasky

Alice Zaslavsky

Alice Zaslavsky has made a career out of crafting connections through food, as teacher, writer, television host-producer and live […]
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Ally Watson

Ally Watson

Ally Watson is the founder and CEO of Code Like a Girl, a social enterprise that provides girls and […]
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Amal Awad

Amal Awad

Amal Awad is a journalist, screenwriter and author. She is a columnist for SBS Life and The New Arab, […]
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Andrew Rule

Andrew Rule

Crime and racing is his beat. Writing and speaking is his craft. Since starting on a country newspaper in […]
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Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos is a journalist, presenter, producer, documentary-maker, author and one half of Her Films. Her Films was established […]
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Anna Goldsworthy

Anna Goldsworthy

Anna Goldsworthy is a prize-winning classical pianist and writer. She an engaging speaker and performer, and is passionate about […]
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Anna Krien

Anna Krien

Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests […]
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Anne Edmonds

Anne Edmonds

Anne Edmonds is one of Australia’s most exciting new stand up, character and banjo-playing comedians. From naughty kid at […]
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Arabella Forge

Arabella Forge

Arabella Forge is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), television presenter and food writer. She is the author of the […]
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Belinda Hawkins

Belinda Hawkins

Belinda Hawkins has reported on national and international events for ABC TV and SBS TV for almost 30 years, […]
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Ben Cryan

Ben Cryan

Ben Cryan achieved the unachievable. After falling from his surfboard onto a coral reef and developing a serious illness, […]
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Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories […]
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Beverley Wang

Beverley Wang

Beverley Wang is a broadcaster and journalist based in Melbourne. Her journalism experience ranges from newspaper and wire service […]
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Bri Lee Sydney-based writer and author Eggshell Skull

Bri Lee

Bri Lee is a Sydney-based author, freelance writer, and speaker. After graduating from the University of Queensland with a […]
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Brook McCarthy

Brook McCarthy

Brook McCarthy is a digital marketing trainer and business coach with 15 years’ experience in digital communications. Having worked […]
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Bryan Dawe

Bryan Dawe

From the grim educational pickings of working class Port Adelaide in the 1950’s and 60’s, surviving the advice of […]
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Cameron Daddo

Cameron Daddo

For the actor a good chunk of time is spent auditioning for parts. For everyone else, in many ways life is an […]
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Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, a memoir called Say Hello, was released […]
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Celeste Liddle

Celeste Liddle is an Arrernte woman, an opinion writer, a trade unionist and public speaker. Celeste started her blog […]
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Chris Turney

Chris Turney

Chris is an Australian and British professor of Earth science and author of three popular science books. Chris is […]
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Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn is a writer, educator, journalist and barefoot explorer. Claire worked for many years as an environmental campaigner […]
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Claire Madden

Claire Madden

Claire Madden is a social researcher, media commentator, keynote presenter, TEDx speaker, business consultant, and founder and director of […]
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Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch is one of Australia’s most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10’s Offspring), and the […]
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Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is the author of two books, Fight […]
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Damon Young

Damon Young

Dr Damon Young is a philosopher and writer. He is the author/editor of twelve books, including The Art of […]
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Daniel Witthaus

Daniel Witthaus

Daniel Witthaus has spent the past two decades challenging homophobia one cuppa at a time in schools, rural communities […]
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Danny Blay

Danny Blay

Danny Blay is a policy advisor and trainer preventing family violence and violence against women and children. Danny was […]
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Danny Katz

Danny Katz

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

David Astle

Renowned as the “Sergeant Pepper of cryptic crosswords,” David Astle is the Dictionary Guy on SBS’ Letters and Numbers, […]
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David Hunt

David Hunt

David Hunt is a writer, satirist and historian. He is the author of Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, […]
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David Nyuol Vincent

David Nyuol Vincent

David Nyuol Vincent is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He was trained as a child soldier in […]
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Deng Adut

Deng Adut

Deng Adut is an internationally renowned criminal lawyer, a community leader, refugee, author and an awe-inspiring speaker. He has […]
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Donna Campisi

Donna Campisi

Donna Campisi is an adventurer at heart. She’s an inspiring speaker, author, blogger, and humanitarian, crazy runner, and marathoner. […]
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Arne Rubenstein

Dr Arne Rubinstein

Dr Arne Rubinstein has been working with teenagers and their families for over 30 years as a doctor, counsellor, […]
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Dr Leslie Cannold

Dr Leslie Cannold

Dr Leslie Cannold is an author, teacher, ethicist and commentator. Her book What, No Baby?, made the Australian Financial […]
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Dr Matt Beard

Dr Matt Beard

Dr Matt Beard is a dad, husband and moral philosopher with an academic background in philosophical and military ethics. […]
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Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson is the Principal of the School of Thinking (SOT). He is a former colleague of Edward […]
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Susan Carland

Dr Susan Carland

Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD from Monash University’s School of […]
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Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie has been playfully preparing humans for the future since 2003. A technology analyst, trained ethnographer and […]
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Randa Abdel-Fattah

Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah

Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Australian author, academic, human rights advocate, former lawyer and mother of four children. […]
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Eddie Ayres

Eddie Ayres

Eddie Ayres is a musical adventurer, teacher, writer, broadcaster and transgender man. He was born on the White Cliffs […]
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Eddie Perfect

Eddie Perfect

Eddie Perfect is one of Australia’s most diverse, respected and prolific writer/composer/performers, having made his mark in the fields […]
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Esther Mackay

Esther McKay

Esther Mckay is a retired forensic investigator, bestselling author and social justice campaigner. She is a passionate and long-standing […]
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Frances Whiting

Frances Whiting

Frances Whiting is Queensland’s best-known and best-loved newspaper columnist. For five years her weekly column in the Sunday Mail […]
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George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis

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

Georgie Stone

Georgie Stone is a transgender advocate who has overcome prejudice, bullying, and legal barriers to become the remarkable young […]
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Mary Delahunty

Hon Mary Delahunty GAICD

Mary Delahunty has a strong and respected voice in public affairs, media and the women’s movement. An accomplished speaker […]
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Jacinta Parsons

Jacinta Parsons

Jacinta Parsons is a broadcaster, radio maker, writer and public speaker who currently co-hosts the Breakfast program on ABC […]
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Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is an author, presenter and political commentator. She is Editor-at-Large for the Nine Network’s Future Women platform and hosts […]
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Jane Caro speaker

Jane Caro

Jane Caro AM, is a Walkley Award winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and […]
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Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton

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

Jane Elms

The modern world is full of stressful complexities which often seem overwhelming and contribute to stress and anxiety. With […]
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Jane Gilmore

Jane Gilmore

Jane Gilmore was the founding editor of The King’s Tribune, which started as a small newsletter in an Elwood […]
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Jane Gleeson-White

Jane Gleeson-White

Jane Gleeson-White is freelance writer and speaker based in Sydney. She has an honours degree in English literature, a […]
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Jason Ball

Jason Ball

Jason Ball is the 2017 Young Australian of the Year for Victoria, best known as the pioneering LGBTIQ+ advocate […]
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Jess Hill

Jess Hill

Jess Hill is an investigative journalist who has written and researched domestic abuse since 2014. Before that, she was […]
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Jesse Fink

Jesse Fink

Jesse Fink has worked in journalism and publishing for over 20 years in various capacities: editor, writer, columnist, author. […]
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Jill Stark

Jill Stark

With a passion for equality, social justice and mental health, Jill Stark is fascinated by the complexity of the […]
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Jirra Lulla Harvey

Jirra Lulla Harvey

Koorie woman, adventurer and strategist, Jirra Lulla Harvey provides an optimistic vision for the future of Aboriginal entrepreneurship. She […]
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John Marsden

John Marsden is the author of titles including So Much to Tell You, Letters From the Inside, and the […]
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Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek is an award winning Australian cartoonist, children’s book illustrator and writer, known for her wonderful sense of […]
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Justin Heazlewood

Justin Heazlewood

Justin Heazlewood is an award-winning triple-threat of writer, musician & comedian. As The Bedroom Philosopher he has appeared on […]
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Kate James

Kate James

Kate James is an author, coach and mindfulness teacher who helps her clients discover authentic, creative and purposeful lives. […]
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Kate McLennan

Kate McLennan

Kate McLennan is an award-winning comedian, actress and writer. Her recent projects include co-writing and starring in Get Krack!n, […]
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Khadija Glba

Khadija Gbla

Differences in culture and background are simply that – differences. Not better or worse, simply different. Khadija Gbla is […]
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Lauren Burns

Lauren Burns

Lauren Burns created sporting history by winning the first Olympic gold medal for Taekwondo when the sport made its […]
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Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin is one of Australia’s most versatile writers. The author of eleven books, including seven novels. Her first […]
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Luke Ablett

Luke Ablett

Luke Ablett is a former AFL player. He played 133 games with the Sydney Swans including the 2005 Premiership. […]
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Luke Atkins

Luke Atkins

Luke Atkins is an ultra-endurance runner and personal safety expert. Luke has represented Australia in both taekwondo and endurance […]
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Luke Ryan

Luke Ryan

Luke Ryan is a Melbourne-based writer, comedian and two-time cancer survivor. His first book, A Funny Thing Happened on […]
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Luke Kennedy

Luke S. Kennedy

Luke S. Kennedy was formerly an obese alcoholic and drug addict. He was leader of a street fighting and […]
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Maggie Hamilton

Maggie Hamilton

Author and researcher Maggie Hamilton writes books and for magazines; gives frequent talks and lectures; is a regular media […]
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Maria Katsonis

Maria Katsonis

Maria Katsonis is a Public Policy Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she teaches public policy and management […]
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Mariam Issa

Mariam Issa

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

Mariam Veiszadeh

Mariam Veiszadeh is a lawyer, diversity & inclusion practitioner, advocate and a social commentator, and in 2016 was named […]
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Mark Dobson

Mark Dobson

Mark Dobson has mentored communities of elite performers for over 20 years. He has advised athletes to medals at […]
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Mark Isaacs

Mark Isaacs

Mark Isaacs is a writer, a community worker, a campaigner for social justice, and an author. He assists the […]
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Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

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

Matt Wicking

A creative and inspiring speaker, Matt  Wicking is a long-time advocate for environmental and social justice causes. As a […]
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Maxine McKew

Maxine McKew has a background in journalism and politics. For many years she was a familiar face to ABC […]
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Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is an internationally celebrated crime writer whose books have been translated into 25 languages and sold more […]
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Michelle Gallaher

Michelle Gallaher

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

Michelle Law

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

Mike Rolls

For Mike Rolls, adversity is a part of life, it’s not a question of if you will face challenges, […]
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Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah Lui is a writer/actor and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman. She was a cowriter and star of ABC’s Black Comedy. […]
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Nevo Zisin

Nevo Zisin

Nevo Zisin is a Jewish, queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and author of Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender […]
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Nick Bracks

Nick Bracks

Nick Bracks is a mental health advocate who speaks candidly on his struggle with depression and anxiety, and how […]
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Nyadol Nyuon Speaking Out

Nyadol Nyuon

Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. Nyadol Nyuon was born in a refugee […]
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Peter Charleston

Peter Charleston

Counselling and Coaching Psychologist Expert in blending professional and personal development B.A., Grad. Dip. Couns Psych., Grad. Dip. Bus. […]
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Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Phil Barker is the author of The Revolution of Man, a manifesto for a new masculinity, a manhood that […]
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Rabia Siddique

Rabia Siddique

Rabia Siddique is an international humanitarian lawyer, retired British Army senior officer, former war crimes and terrorism prosecutor and […]
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Rachel Berger comedian

Rachel Berger

Rachel Berger is one of Australia’s most highly regarded, adept, and adaptive comedic talents, working variously as a broadcaster, […]
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Rebekah Robertson

Rebekah Robertson

Rebekah Robertson is an advocate for transgender rights and the mother of Georgie Stone. Her family’s court journey has […]
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Ruth Clare

Ruth Clare

Ruth Clare is a Melbourne-based author and speaker. Her memoir Enemy: A Daughter’s Story of How Her Father Brought […]
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Sally Morris

Sally Morris

Sally Morris is on a mission to prevent suicide and improve the mental health of LGBTIQ people and communities. […]
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Sally Rugg

Sally Rugg

Sally Rugg is the Executive Director of Change.org, Australia’s largest social change platform. Sally worked at the forefront of […]
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Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, […]
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Samantha Floreani Code Like A Girl

Samantha Floreani

As Program Director at Code Like a Girl, Samantha Floreani plays a key role in Code Like a Girl’s […]
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Samantha Gash

Samantha Gash

Authentic. Personable. Empowering. Marathon runner Samantha Gash’s heartfelt story brings people on a journey of transformation, humanity and incredible […]
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Sami Shah

Sami Shah

Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer, comedian and the co-host of Breakfast on ABC Radio Melbourne.  He’s been profiled […]
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Sammy J

Sammy J

Sammy J is an award-winning comedian, writer and musician. A proud nerd, he abandoned his law degree to travel […]
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Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley has written for TV comedies like Full Frontal, Hamish and Andy and Spicks and Specks, is author […]
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Sean Fyfe

Sean Fyfe

Sean Fyfe’s career achievements include being the Tennis Australia National Academy Women’s Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach; the […]
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Shelley Ware

Shelley Ware

Shelley Ware is a proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who currently lives in Melbourne. For […]
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Sian Prior

Sian Prior

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

Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country: A memoir of Exile and Home (Text, 2018). She is […]
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Tammy Van Wisse

Tammy van Wisse

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

Tanya Ha

Tanya Ha is an award-winning environmentalist, best-selling author, broadcaster, science journalist and sustainable living advocate. More hip than hippie, […]
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Tara Moss

Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV documentary presenter, speaker, human rights advocate and anti-cyberbullying campaigner. She is currently host, […]
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Tasneem Chopra

Tasneem Chopra

A cross-cultural consultant, Tasneem Chopra has recently been appointed an Anti-Racism Champion by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Previously, […]
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Reverend Tim Costello Australia's best community leaders

Tim Costello

Rev Tim Costello directs Ethical Voice and is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after […]
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Tommy Dassalo

Tommy Dassalo

With his youthful exuberance, charming storytelling and wickedly sharp turn-of-phrase, Tommy Dassalo has fast found himself among Australia’s most […]
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Tony Nicholls

Tony Nicholls

Tony Nicholls is an accomplished live broadcast journalist who has held roles over the last ten years with the […]
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Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson has worked as a professional MC and speaker for more than fifteen years. His move into entertainment […]
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Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer AM is a multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for […]
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Tristan Miller

Tristan Miller has had an incredible story, for such a regular guy. He dealt with a number of life’s […]
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Vanessa Doake

Vanessa Doake

Vanessa is a co-founder & COO of Code Like a Girl, a social enterprise driving change in the tech industry […]
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Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Author, academic, broadcaster, rock musician, former human rights lawyer and AFL mascot, Waleed Aly is one of Australia’s most […]
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Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel is a writer and editor, who has been vocal on issues relating to feminism and multiculturalism since […]
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