Selling Fast

Australia’s Place in the World


Brett Mason + Clinton Fernandes + Ian Kemish

Auditorium 2, slq

Main Festival

BWF054

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Brett Mason

Brett Mason

Brett Mason is Chair of the Council of the National Library of Australia, a member of the Council of Griffith University and Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice at QUT. He was formerly a senator for Queensland, serving in the ministry, before being appointed Australia's Ambassador to the Hague and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. His previous book, Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world, was published by NewSouth in 2022. 

Clinton Fernandes

Clinton Fernandes

Professor Clinton Fernandes is in the Future Operations Research Group at the University of New South Wales. His work analyses the operational environment, and the threats, risks and opportunities that military forces will face, in the 2030-50 timeframe. He has published on the relationship between science, diplomacy and international law, intelligence operations in foreign policy, the implications of new technology and Australia's external relations more generally. His latest book is Subimperial Power: Australia in the International Arena (MUP).

Ian Kemish

Ian Kemish

Ian Kemish is a former senior Australian diplomat who served as High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Ambassador to Germany, an international adviser to the Prime Minister, and Head of the consular service in a career that spanned twenty-five years. He was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for his leadership of Australia’s response to the 2002 Bali bombings. Ian is an adjunct Professor in history at the University of Queensland, and is also actively engaged in the international development and not-for-profit sectors. He writes regularly on international issues. The Consul, published by UQP in 2022, is his first book.



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