In this timely talk, leading journalist Stan Grant shares insight from his new book, The Queen Is Dead – building an impassioned argument on the necessity for an end to monarchy in Australia, the need for a republic, and what can be done to reckon with our past and negotiate a just settlement with First Nations people. Stan appears in conversation with George Williams.

Supported by UNSW Sydney.

Stan Grant (Australian)

Stan Grant

Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man. One of Australia’s most respected and awarded journalists, he has worked for the ABC, SBS, the Seven Network, Sky News Australia and from 2001 to 2012 he worked for CNN as an anchor and senior correspondent in Asia and the Middle East. Over the course of his career he has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. In 2015, he published his Walkley Award–winning, bestselling book Talking to My Country, and also won a Walkley Award for his coverage of Indigenous affairs. He had since published another two books, Australia Day (2019) and With the Falling of the Dusk (2021), both also national bestsellers. In 2016 he was appointed to the Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition. Stan is the ABC’s International Affairs Analyst and host of Q&A, and Professor of Indigenous Belonging at Charles Sturt University. Stan’s next book The Queen is Dead is out in May 2023.

George Williams (Australian)

George Williams

George Williams AO is a Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Law at UNSW Sydney. He has written widely on constitutional law and public policy and recent books include Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart with Megan Davis and How to Rule Your Own Country: The weird and wonderful world of micronations with Harry Hobbs. He is a media commentator on legal issues and a columnist for The Australian.