Sir Gus O'Donnell, former UK Cabinet Secretary11/15/14
Gus O'Donnell, served as the UK’s top civil servant under three British prime ministers. He also was the Permanent Secretary of the UK Treasury.
Julian Burnside, QC
Julian Burnside QC is the winner of this year's Sydney Peace Prize.
Les Murray aka Mr Football
After three and a half decades, Les Murray is retiring as the voice and face of football coverage on SBS.
Siobhan Reddy, studio director, Media Molecule
Siobhan Reddy and her team at Media Molecule in the UK are the creators of award winning video games such as Little Big Planet and Tear Away.
Jim Thomas, Tenkile Conservation Alliance
Jim Thomas works with local villagers in the Torricelli mountains of PNG to save the elusive Scotts Tree Kangaroo, known locally as the Tenkile.
Professor Michelle Simmons, physicist
Thinking small has earned leading Australian physicist, Michelle Simmons, membership to the prestigious AmericanAcademy of Arts and Sciences.
David Thodey, Telstra CEO
David Thodey has been CEO of Telstra since 2009 and has turned the company around.
Dennis Cometti, AFL commentator
After a celebrated career behind the microphone, AFL commentator and sportscaster Dennis Cometti recently announced he’s retiring at the end of 2016.
Senator David Johnston, Defence Minister
This week, as Australian forces go back to the Middle East, Richard Aedy speaks with Defence Minister, David Johnston.
Alan Kirkland, CEO of Choice
Alan Kirkland became head of consumer organisation, CHOICE, in 2012. In addition to product testing, the organisation runs campaigns from free range egg labelling to the so-called “Australia Tax” in which Australians pay significantly more for digital...
Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier, Anglican Primate of Australia
In June, Dr Philip Freier was elected Anglican Primate of Australia – the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church.
Collette Dinnigan, fashion icon
Collette Dinnigan's designs have made her an international fashion icon. She talks to Richard Aedy about the end of her label.
Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, former Commander of the International Space...
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield captured the world’s imagination when he performed David Bowie’s Space Oddity while floating down the International Space Station’s corridors. It was his third space mission and the fulfilment of a dream. He talks...
Warren Rodwell, hostage survivor
In 2011 Warren Rodwell was taken hostage in the southern Philippines and held captive for 472 days. The former soldier and English teacher has now recovered and is ready to shed more light on his ordeal.
Eric Beecher, journalist, businessman and online entrepreneur
Eric Beecher was always going to be a journalist and a publisher. He founded his first magazine, Australian Cricket, when he was just seventeen.
Damon Young, philosopher and writer
There’s much to love about the crazy Zen inspired philosophy of the 1970s television show Kung Fu and the movie Kung Fu Panda. But Damon Young is the real thing – a philosopher and writer who practices martial arts.
David Manne, Human Rights lawyer and Executive Director of the Refugee...
David Manne’s work representing refugees and asylum seekers in the High Court has sent the immigration policies of governments into disarray.
George Gittoes, artist and film maker
George Gittoes has a talent for getting into scrapes. Luckily he also has a talent for getting out of them. For the last 45 years he’s been compelled to go to some of the world’s worst conflicts and make art about them. But he’s recently found a new...
John Marsden, author and founder of the Candlebark School
John Marsden is a best-selling author of fiction for children and young adults. He's also the principal of a small school on a huge piece of bush, north of Melbourne. John and teachers at Candlebark School believe that first hand experiences are the...
Hetti Perkins, Indigenous Art curator
For Hetti Perkins, art is the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She’s been working with and around indigenous artists for decades, and as the daughter of Aboriginal activist Charles Perkins, she’s the ultimate insider into the...
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