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Q&A: Spotlight on Women and Politics

A fearless discussion about politics 


You’ve read the opinions of our respected commentators Caroline Overington and Janet Albrechtsen. Now, with the federal election looming, join them as we examine the hotbed of Canberra as both parties gear up for an intense election campaign.


At this not to be missed event, moderated by The Weekend Australian editor Michelle Gunn, our panel will look at the heated party infighting, reports of bullying and also the spotlight that women in politics find themselves under in 2019. We’ll explore the scrutiny, barriers and double standards confronting women in politics – and the impact this has on government and the public discourse.


Michelle Gunn, Editor, The Weekend Australian


Having started her career at the paper, Michelle lives and breathes The Australian. She curates the newspaper daily and under her stewardship, The Weekend Australian has been awarded PANPA Weekend Paper of the Year three times since 2014 and has recently been named the 2018 News Brand of The Year.


Caroline Overington, Associate Editor


A double Walkley award-winner and investigative journalist, Caroline broke the AWB oil-for-wheat scandal and has interviewed some of the world’s most powerful women – including Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton. Her razor-sharp wit makes her a treat to read.


Janet Albrechtsen, Opinion Columnist


A key opinion maker and commentator, Janet authors some of the most refreshing and explosive columns at The Australian. She is a strident defender of free speech and is known for her fearless writing on politics, policy, society and political correctness.


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