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Wesley Enoch is a renowned Australian playwright and director for the stage. He is the current Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company. He has directed numerous works for the major State Theatre Companies in Australia including the plays...
Social psychologist and author Adam Alter
Adam Alter is the author of "Drunk Tank Pink (And other unexpected forces that shape how we think, feel and behave)" (2014). In the book he discusses his research about the everyday cues that subconsciously transform and inform our behaviour. He's...
Professor Gordian Fulde
Professor Fulde is Director of Emergency Services at St Vincent's Hospital Darlinghurst in Sydney. He is an active media spokesperson on alcohol and drugs in the community and the issues and implications that arise from their abuse.
Rabia Siddique is a Criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, published author and mother of triplets. In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention she assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi...
Dr Tom Calma AO
Dr Tom Calma AO is is an Aboriginal elder who has been involved in Indigenous affairs at a local, community, state, national and international level and worked in the public sector for 40 years. He is currently on a number of boards and committees...
American History Professor Jack Rakove
Rakove is William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies at Stanford. A professor of political science and, by courtesy, law, he is one of the most distinguished historians of the early American republic. He is an author and a...
Gabriel Gate is one of Australian television's best known and most loved faces. A TV cooking show pioneer, he is also the author of over twenty hugely successful cookery books, and for the last ten years his "Taste le Tour" segment has brought the...
Vale Mary Rodgers, composer
Mary Rodgers was a composer and songwriter most famous for the musical "Once Upon a Mattress". That show helped launch the career of Carol Burnett and it has been staged hundreds of times all over the world. Mary's father was acclaimed musical theatre...
David Leser is an award winning journalist and author and is one of the most highly regarded feature writers in Australia. He has become widely known for his intimate, psychological portraits of politicians, business leaders, musicians and writers....
Director Mark Gaal
Mark Gaal is a director of opera, musical theatre and plays. He is the director of "The Chimney Sweep", an obscure opera written by Antonio Salieri and being produced by Pinchgut Opera in Sydney. Mark Gaal has directed plays for Sydney Theatre...
Professor Margaret MacMillan
Professor MacMillan is a world renown and respected historian and author. She is Professor of International History at St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford where she is also Warden of St. Antony's College. Her books include "Peacmakers -...
Writer Kate Forsyth
Kate Forsyth is an Australian writer of fiction for adults and children. Her writing is often inspired by traditional fairy tales and folk stories. She is an internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including "The Witches of...
Countertenor David Hurley
David Hurley is a member of the acclaimed choral group The King's Singers.
Journalist Hamish McDonald
Hamish McDonald is a Walkley Award winning Australian journalist. He has been a foreign correspondent, specialising in Asia, for over 40 years, and has lived in Jakarta, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Beijing. His latest books are "Demokrasi -...
Robin de Crespigny
When Robin de Crespigny was approached to make a film about convicted people smuggler Ali Al Jenabi, she quickly realised that his story was so complex and epic in scope, that only a book would do it justice. Described by one Australian Supreme Court...
Circus historian Mark St Leon
Mark St Leon has written extensively about the history of Australian circus performers, circus families and circus acts. He has pioneered the study of Australia's circus history. He is also a lecturer at a number of Australian Universities where he...
Country Music's Joy McKean
Joy McKean is an Australian country music singer songwriter. She has won six Golden Guitar Awards at the Australian Country Music Awards. Songs she's written include "Lights on the Hill" which was often performed by her late husband Slim Dusty. Joy...
Emanuel Ax is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist. He was born in Poland and later studied at the Juilliard School where he is now a teacher on the faculty. He was a multi Grammy award winner for his recordings of Haydn's Piano Sonatas and...
Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callway is an American singer, pianist, composer, lyricist and arranger. She performs her own songs in cabaret shows, as well as performing in concert halls, theatres, jazz clubs and on television and in film. She is best known for...
Australian photographer Greg Barrett
Greg Barrett is one of Australia's foremost photographers with a special interest in dance and the performing arts.
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