Midday with Margaret Throsby
Helena Norberg-Hodge is a linguist and environmentalist. She is the founding director of Local Future, a non-profit organisation focused on promoting a systemic shift from economic globalisation towards localism.
Katherine Boo is an American investigative journalist. She is the author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Scribe).
Les Carlyon AC
Les Carlyon AC is a multi award-winning Australian journalist and author, best known for his 2001 book Gallipoli (Pan Macmillan), which has sold over 100,000 copies.
Wendy Ellis Somes
Wendy Ellis Somes is a British ballet producer and a former principal dancer with London's Royal Ballet.
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.
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