Satire in Political Commentary


Prof Ross Fitzgerald + Antony Funnell

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

Comedy/Satire / Politics

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#Performances


#About the event


#Writers

Prof Ross Fitzgerald

Prof Ross Fitzgerald

Professor Ross Fitzgerald AM is a noted historian, political commentator, columnist for The Australian newspaper and the author of 40 books, including a memoir My Name Is Ross: An Alcoholic’s Journey

Professor Fitzgerald is also co-author of the sexual/political satires So Far, So Good: An Entertainment and Going Out Backwards: A Grafton Everest Adventure, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Antony Funnell

Antony Funnell

Antony is a Walkley Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and author. He presents the weekly podcast/radio program Future Tense on ABC Radio National.

Antony is co-author of the satirical novel So Far, So Good. His non-fiction work The Future and Related Nonsense was published by Harper Collins. He has contributed to numerous publications including Griffith Review, Australian House & Garden and the anthologyBest Australian Science Writing.

#Special Guests

Ian McFadyen

Ian McFadyen

Ian McFadyen is a writer, actor, director, producer, teacher, essayist and painter. His books include Mind Wars: the Battle for your Brain and the Grafton Everest satire Going Out Backwards: A Grafton Everest Adventure, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Ian has written for film and television and the stage.  He was the creator and producer of The Comedy Company, one of Australia’s highest ever rating comedy series and for which he won two Logie Awards.

#Moderators

Steve Austin

Steve Austin

With a thirst for knowledge, a healthy interest in philosophy, history, contemporary Australia, politics and motorbikes, there’s plenty of topics for Steve to talk and argue about on Mornings. Truth and trust are the values most important to Steve and he leaves no stone unturned to get to the bottom of an issue important to the people of his 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 Mornings. Steve has had a varied career at the ABC from researcher for 7.30 Report to producing Stateline, as well as ABC Radio news and presenting the Queensland Statewide Evenings radio program. Steve’s love of Brisbane and passion for fighting the good fight ensures lively and informative conversation every morning on ABC Brisbane mornings.  


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