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As air time and column inches focus on polls and the machinery of policy, rather than policy itself, Sarah Ferguson, Margaret Simons and Sam Crosby question whether the media are reporting what we really need to know.

Moderated by Griffith University’s Dr Paul Williams

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Sunday 11 September 2016

Duration 1 hour

Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland

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Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of thirteen books and numerous articles and essays. She won the Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism in 2015, and the Quill Award for best feature in 2016, both for her article Fallen Angels, published in The Monthly, on the children of Australian sex tourists in the Philippines. Margaret has co-written biographies with former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and mass media proprietor Kerry Stokes, both of which went on to win awards. Her most recent book, Six Square Metres, was launched in October 2015.

Sam Crosby

Sam Crosby

Sam Crosby is executive director of the McKell Institute. He previously served as corporate and government affairs manager for Johnson & Johnson, senior advisor and chief of staff to a number of cabinet ministers in the NSW state government and advisor to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson is an ABC journalist. In the same year that she worked on The Killing Season, she also wrote and presented Hitting Home, the landmark series on domestic violence. She has presented the ABC’s 7.30 and worked as a journalist on Four Corners, where she won four Walkleys-including the Gold Walkley in 2011 for ‘A Bloody Business’-the Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill Award, four Logies for most outstanding public affairs report, as well as the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award.

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