Login

Speaking Truth to Power


Antony Loewenstein + Gillian Triggs + Patrice Newell

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Panel

7126

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Antony Loewenstein

Antony Loewenstein

Antony Loewenstein is a Jerusalem-based Australian journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Washington Post, The Nation, Huffington Post, Haaretz, and many others. His latest book is Pills, Powder and Smoke: inside the bloody war on drugs. He's the author of Disaster Capitalism: making a killing out of catastrophe; the writer/co-producer of the associated documentary, Disaster Capitalism; and the co-director of an Al-Jazeera English film on the opioid drug tramadol. His other books include My Israel Question, The Blogging Revolution, and Profits of Doom, and he is the co-editor of the books Left Turn and After Zionism, and is a contributor to For God’s Sake.

Gillian Triggs

Gillian Triggs

Professor Gillian Triggs served as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2012 to 2017. She has held many significant academic positions, including director of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law and dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. She is currently a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Chair of Justice Connect.
Patrice Newell

Patrice Newell

Dr. Patrice Newell (PhD) was born in Adelaide. After careers in modelling, journalism and television, she bought a farm in Gundy, New South Wales with her partner Phillip Adams, where she produces biodynamic olive oil, garlic, honey, soap and beef. Her books include Ten Thousand Acres: A Love Story, a heartfelt call for sustainable land use; The Olive Grove, her bestselling account of leaving the city for life on the land; and The River, a critically acclaimed examination of water-management issues facing rural communities.

#Moderator

Clare Wright

Clare Wright

Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author who has worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. She won the 2014 Stella Prize for her narrative non-fiction book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, which is currently being adapted for a television drama series. Clare has written two historical documentaries for ABC TV and is the writer/host of Radio National's history podcast, Shooting the Past. Clare is an Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University.

#Series


#More events

Women's Work

8125

Panel

Women's Work

QAG Lecture Theatre

Speaking Up

8116

Conversation

Speaking Up

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Living with Principles

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Neoliberalism & its effects