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Stan Grant walked into the ABC as a current affairs journalist at the age of 23. Thirty years... More
Stan Grant walked into the ABC as a current affairs journalist at the age of 23. Thirty years later he has become a national spokesperson on Indigenous affairs. He tells a different story about his people, about being resilient and surviving against all the obstacles put in front of them.
Stan’s personal story and the story of his family illustrate the dispossession and hardships suffered by Indigenous people. However the real story for Stan and his family and a large percentage of Indigenous families is one of survival and being part of contemporary Australia.
Now working as a journalist and presenter for the ABC, Stan has had a wide career, reporting from Hong Kong, Ireland, South Africa and Greece amongst many other countries. He has hosted “Today Tonight” and “Real Life”. His family is from the Wiradjuri people, near Griffith NSW.
Mandy Drury has had an 18-year career at the pinnacle of global business in New York, Tokyo,... More
Mandy Drury has had an 18-year career at the pinnacle of global business in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and currently Sydney. She has worked extensively with leading television networks CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NBC, MSNBC and Australia's Channel 7.
Mandy has interviewed political and business heavyweights such as Rupert Murdoch, President Donald Trump, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Mitt Romney and John McCain as well as Australian politicians such as Paul Keating, John Hewson, Wayne Swan and Joe Hockey.
She has moderated conferences for organisations such as Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Standard Chartered Bank, Credit Suisse and LinkedIn, as well as for non-profits such as the United Nations on topics ranging from women's issues, microfinance and climate change.
She also enjoys being able to contribute her time for charity, having volunteered to MC fundraising events for pet rescue shelters, cancer prevention, autism, local schools and Rotary. She is a sponsor of CanTeen, an Australian organisation to support young people living with cancer, and is a donor to programs at both the Opera House and The Australian Chamber Orchestra to help make music and the Arts more accessible to all walks of life.
She is very grateful to the Rotary Club of Hawthorn for sending her as a Rotary student to Belgium in 1991 and was thrilled to remain part of the Rotary family through her Presidency of Rotex in 1993