Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man. A journalist since 1987, he has worked for the ABC, SBS, the Seven Network and Sky News Australia. From 2001 to 2012 he worked for CNN as an anchor and senior correspondent in Asia and the Middle East. As a journalist, he has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. In 2015, he published his bestselling book Talking to My Country, which won the Walkley Book Award, and he also won a Walkley Award for his coverage of Indigenous affairs. In 2016 he was appointed to the Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition. Stan is now Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University, International Affairs Analyst at ABC and the host of ABC TV's Q&A.
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).