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Bronnie Mackintosh

Bronnie Mackintosh is a station officer with Fire and Rescue NSW and has been a firefighter for 16 years. Her career has encompassed many roles, spanning general firefighting, rescue, operational communications, community safety, and education and training. Bronnie is a Winston Churchill Fellowship recipient. She travelled the world to research how international fire agencies are […]

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Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong, Tasmanian and Yuin man born in Melbourne who grew up on a remote island in Bass Strait and had a joey and a dog as pets. He lives in Gipsy Point in Victoria, where he has two children, three grandchildren and two dogs, Yambulla and Wangarabel. Bruce’s books for children […]

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Chyloe Kurdas

A former elite Australian rules footballer, and television and radio sports commentator, Chyloe Kurdas has spent the past decade at AFL Victoria building the catalyst for Australia’s first ever national women’s professional competition, AFLW. In doing so, Chyloe combined her studies and work in health promotion, psychology and education to build award winning high performance […]

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David Capra

Performance artist David Capra collaborates with his dachshund Teena. Teena is quite the publicity hound; in 2016 she launched her own fragrance, Teena’s Bathtime:  Eau de Wet Dogge appearing on the 9 Network’s Today Show whereby TV hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson sampled the scent on a special ‘smell-o-vision’ segment.  In 2014, Teena’s Bathtime […]

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Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo was named Australia’s Local Hero and was a Top 10 Finalist in the Global Teacher Prize for his love of teaching mathematics. But what most people don’t know is that Eddie almost didn’t become a maths teacher – but a chance encounter at university altered the trajectory of his life forever. A public […]

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Father Rod Bower

The Venerable Rod Bower is an Anglican priest, Rector of Gosford where he has served for 19 years and Archdeacon of the Central Coast. He is an ambassador for the Refugee Council of Australia. Fr. Rod is a passionate advocate for a number of social justice and human rights issues, including marriage equality. He believes […]

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Ian Strange

Ian Strange is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores architecture, space and the home, alongside broader themes of disenfranchisement within the urban environment. His practice includes large-scale multifaceted projects resulting in; photography, sculpture, installation, site-specific interventions, film works, documentary works and exhibitions. His studio practice includes painting and drawing, as well as ongoing research and […]

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Jahan Kalantar

Jahan Kalantar is a Sydney-based solicitor, university lecturer, and entrepreneur who describes himself as a ‘little guy lawyer’. He attributes his human rights leanings to his proud Persian heritage, a dislike of bullies and a genuine belief that one person can make a difference. Leaving a successful career in finance in order to pursue law, […]

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James Bevington

A passion for all things science defines the work of researcher James Bevington as he explores the boundaries of life as we know it. Currently a PhD student at the University of New South Wales, James is involved in experiments conducted on the International Space Station focused on such things as determining the plausibility of […]

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Lucinda Beaman

Lucinda Beaman is FactCheck Editor at The Conversation, where she works with academic experts to tackle misinformation and test claims made by Australian leaders against the evidence. Lucinda has more than 14 years’ experience working as a journalist, editor, video producer and presenter for leading Australian and international publications, with a focus on politics and […]

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