The new books from acclaimed journalists Antoinette Lattouf (How to Lose Friends and Influence White People) and Amy Remeikis (On Reckoning) each draw on their personal and professional insights into challenging structural power. They come together to discuss their work: Antoinette on how to make a difference when championing change and racial equality with witty yet confronting analysis of how to prepare for the popularity contest you’ll lose; and Amy on her investigation into the fallout of allegations of sexual assault in Parliament, and the power and potential of anger and non-conformity in the face of injustice. They appear in conversation with Ellen Fanning.
Antoinette Lattouf (Australian)
Antoinette Lattouf is a media personality, diversity advocate, mum of daughters, and terrible at reverse parking. The multi-award-winning journalist co-founded Media Diversity Australia – a not-for-profit advocating for more cultural and linguistic diversity in the media. In 2019, Antoinette was among AFR's 100 Women of Influence. In 2021, she was awarded a Women's Agenda Leadership Award and B&T Women in Media's Champion of Change. In peer-selected awards at her high school formal, Antoinette won Most Likely To Die A Virgin. Antoinette's first book is How to Lose Friends and Influence White People.
Amy Remeikis (Australian)
Amy Remeikis is a political reporter with Guardian Australia and regular contributor to Insiders, The Drum, The Project and ABC Radio. Her book, On Reckoning covers how uncomfortable Australia is in dealing with sexual abuse and the fallout from the government's failure to act.
Ellen Fanning (Australian)
Ellen Fanning is a presenter of the national, nightly ABC TV current affairs discussion program The Drum. The program is a politician-free zone with panellists drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and locations from around Australia and around the world. She has spent her working life as a public affairs journalist working in Australia and abroad in on-air roles at the ABC on radio and TV, the Nine Network and at SBS. For her sins, she has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister since Malcolm Fraser. Despite this, she has maintained a faith in democracy and a deep affection and admiration for her fellow Australians.