Reni Eddo-Lodge lives in London and has spent half a decade writing, thinking and speaking about racism. Before she was a full-time writer, she was blogger and activist. During that time, The Guardian listed her as one of the 30 most exciting people under 30 in digital media. She has also been listed in Elle Magazine's 100 Inspirational Women list, and The Root's 30 black viral voices under 30. Her work can be found at The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Voice Newspaper, New Humanist Magazine, Buzzfeed, Vice, i-D Magazine and Dazed and Confused Magazine. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is her first book.
Charles Massy gained a Bachelor of Science (Zoology, Human Ecology) at ANU (1976) before going farming for 35 years and developing the prominent Merino sheep stud ‘Severn Park’. Concern at ongoing land degradation and humanity’s sustainability challenge led him to return to ANU in 2009 to undertake a PhD in Human Ecology. His current book Call of the Reed Warbler came from this work. Charles was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service as Chair and Director of a number of research organisations and statutory wool boards. He has also served on national and international review panels in sheep and wool research and development and genomics. Charles has authored several books on the Australian sheep industry, the most recent being the widely acclaimed Breaking the Sheep’s Back (UQP, 2011) - short-listed for the Prime Minister's Australian History Award.
With a thirst for knowledge and an interest in philosophy, history, contemporary Australia, politics and motorbikes, Steve likes to discuss ideas.
Truth and trust are the values most important to Steve pursues an issue important to the people of this city.
Steve left high school with a notation on his report card: "Steve has a problem with authority", which is why he’s great at asking the hard questions of politicians, community leaders and those in positions of power on ABC Brisbane Drive.
Steve has had a varied career at the ABC from TV Current affairs, as well as ABC Radio news and presenting a variety of Queensland radio programs.
Steve’s love of Brisbane and passion for fighting the good fight ensures lively and informative conversation every evening on ABC Brisbane Drive.
Tim Dunlop is an author and an in-demand public commentator. He teaches new media and journalism and the University of Melbourne. He has been a columnist for the ABC, as well for News Ltd. He writes on the future of work for The Guardian and speaks regularly in public and professional forums around the world on the same topic. His 2015 book, The New Front Page is a seminal text on the digital media revolution and presaged changes still affecting the industry. His 2017 book, the best-selling Why The Future Is Workless, discusses technology and the future of work.
In his new book, The Future of Everything, he does what few are willing to do. He goes beyond mere analysis and offers a comprehensive set of changes that will make the world a better place: fairer, more democratic, less violent, more joyous. It is an audacious agenda for real democratic change that looks at work, wealth, journalism, government, education and the natural world. It argues that we are all in this together and that in order to change things we are going to have to take back control from those who are currently failing us.