Maxine McKew is an honorary fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has a 30 year background as a journalist and was anchor of both 7.30 and Lateline. She is a Logie and Walkely Award-winner. In 2007 she wrote herself into Australian political history by defeating John Howard in the seat of Bennelong. Her most recent book is Class Act, an account of the major challenges facing education in Australia.