Tony Eastley, Tim Palmer, Conor Duffy, Heather Ewart
ABC journalist Paul Lockyer was transfixed by the dramatic transformation of the arid Lake Eyre by the rains of 2009 and 2010. Along with chopper pilot Gary Ticehurst and cameraman John Bean, he compiled this book while creating a television documentary on Lake Eyre, the place where the three men were tragically killed in 2011. Tony Eastley, Tim Palmer, Conor Duffy join host Heather Ewart in this special event, with readings and discussion against a background of the dramatic images from the book.
Conor Duffy (Australian)
Conor Duffy is currently acting as the National Environment Reporter at the ABC, reporting across television, radio and online. He has covered a number of major stories domestically and overseas. Conor was a cadet in 2005 and the Andrew Olle Scholar in 2007. He recently travelled to Birdsville and Eyre creek to cover the outback floods. Conor has also worked for ABC Radio Current Affairs programs, AM, The World Today and PM, as well as ABC TV News, Lateline and 7.30.
Tony Eastley (Australian)
Tony Eastley has been presenting the ABC’s Radio Current Affairs flagship program, AM since 2004, and is the show’s longest serving presenter. He is a former foreign correspondent and one of the ABC’s most experienced television and radio presenters. He has anchored ABC TV’s 7pm Sydney news bulletins and The World At Noon, as well as news and current affairs specials. He was an ABC foreign correspondent and bureau chief in Singapore (1988-1990) and Hong Kong (1990-1992). Tony won a Logie and a Gold Medal in the New York Television Festival.
Tim Palmer (Australian)
Tim Palmer is a senior reporter on 7:30 and presents the news panel program, The Drum. In over 20 years as a senior journalist and foreign correspondent with the ABC, he has become one of the country’s most awarded journalists. He has five times received a Walkley award including the coveted Gold Walkley. He has been the ABC’s Middle East Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem and Amman and the ABC’s Indonesia correspondent. He has also worked as Executive Producer for Media Watch, Lateline, Lateline Business, The World Today and PM.
Heather Ewart (Australian)
Heather Ewart is the National Affairs Correspondent for 7.30, but recently has been covering federal politics in Canberra, as the Chief Political Editor. She is one of the ABC’s most experienced and skilled reporters and presenters. She was the ABC’s London correspondent in 1983 and then in Washington, during which she reported on the Gulf War, the election of Bill Clinton and the first term of Clinton’s presidency. She was then posted to Brussels as the ABC’s Europe correspondent before returning to Melbourne in 2001.