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Benjamin Law + Sophie McNeill

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

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Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). The Family Law is now also an award-winning SBS TV series, which Benjamin created and co-wrote. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything, and has appeared on TV shows including Q&A (ABC), The Drum (ABC), The Project (Ten) and Filthy Rich and Homeless (SBS).

Sophie McNeill

Sophie McNeill

Currently the Australia researcher for Human Rights Watch, Sophie McNeill has been an investigative reporter for Four Corners and the ABC's Middle East foreign correspondent. Sophie was twice awarded Australian Young TV Journalist of the Year and in 2010 won a Walkley for her investigation into the killing of five children in Afghanistan by Australian Special Forces soldiers. In 2015, she was nominated for a Walkley for her coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis. Sophie previously worked as a reporter for ABC's Foreign Correspondent and SBS's Dateline, and is a former host of triple j's current affairs program Hack. She is the author of We Can't Say We Didn't Know. 


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