Midday with Margaret Throsby
Bruce Spence is a New Zealand born, Australian-based actor, known for his portrayal of a range of unique characters that have featured in Hollywood blockbusters, small-scale theatre productions, and video games.
Christopher Allen is an art historian, critic, and educator. He is Senior Master in Academic Extension at Sydney Grammar School, and National Art Critic for The Australian newspaper. Allen is the author of several books, including Art in Australia:...
Caroline O'Connor is an award winning actress, who has performed on Broadway, the West End, and at the Sydney Opera House, in some of musical theatre's most iconic roles.
Max Emanuel Cencic
Max Emanuel Cencic is a Croatian-born countertenor, currently based in Austria. He is the headline act at this year's Brisbane Baroque festival.
Paul Curran is a Scottish-born, Australian trained opera director, whose work has been staged in over 25 cities throughout the world. His recent production of Handel's Faramondo is the centrepiece for Brisbane Baroque 2015.
Nana Mouskouri is a Greek singer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and former member of the European Parliament. She is fluent in six languages, and is one of the most successful female vocalists of all time, having sold over 300 million albums worldwide.
Bob Hawke was Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 until 1991, making him Labor's longest-serving Prime Minister. He was President of the ACTU from 1970-1980. In 2009 he helped establish the Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding at the...
Michael Nest is an award winning author and researcher, whose work focuses on mining sector governance and anti-corruption. His career has taken him to countries as varied as Somalia, East Timor, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Dena Kaye is a journalist, author, poet, and the daughter of American entertainer and UNICEF ambassador Danny Kaye (January 18, 1911 - March 3, 1987).
John Pickrell is an award winning science journalist. He is editor of Australian Geographic, and author of Flying Dinosaurs: how fearsome reptiles became birds.
Vale Maurice Saxby
Maurice Saxby AM (26 December 1924 - 30 November 2014) was an educator, author, and expert in Australian children's writing.
Vale Malcolm Fraser
Malcolm Fraser (21 May 1930 - 20 March 2015) was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia, holding office from 1975 until 1983.
Vale Alan Seymour
Alan Seymour OAM (6 June 1927 - 23 March 2015) was an Australian playwright, best known for his controversial 1958 play The One Day of the Year, which was about ANZAC Day.
Vale General Eva Burrows
Eva Burrows (15 September 1929 - 20 March 2015) was the 13th General of the Salvation army.
Anna Bligh is an Australian politician. She was premiere of Queensland from 2007 to 2012. She has just published an autobiography called "Through the wall - reflections on leadership, love and survival" (HarperCollins, March 2015).
Vale Sir Terry Pratchett
Sir Terry Pratchett was an English author best known for his Discworld series of books. He announced in 2007 he had early on-set Alzheimer's disease. He died on March 12th 2015 at the age of 66.
Actor, singer, performer Craig McLachlan
Craig McLachlan has had a 30 year career that began with a recurring role on "Neighbours", and soon expanded to regular television and feature film roles, and musical theatre. He reprises the role of Frank N'Furter in the 40th anniversary production...
Dr Karen Hitchcock
Dr Karen Hitchcock is a practising medical doctor and a writer of short stories, essays, columns and fiction. She is the author "Dear Life - on caring for the elderly", Quarterly Essay 57 published this month. In 2009 she published the short story...
Actor Olwen Fouere
Olwen Fouere is an actor, writer and theatre artist. She is currently in Australia performing "Riverrun", a one woman show inspired by James Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake".
Author Alan Gold
Alan Gold writes historical fiction and literary fiction as well as being a literary critic, lecturer and columnist. His latest book is a work of fiction based on the life of Gertrude Bell who was instrumental in the forming of Iraq. The book is...
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