Lisa is a multi-award-winning author and public speaker. She is exploring how news professionals can better represent disability — drawing on her own first-hand experience — and the positive ways it can impact other areas of popular culture. For years she has strategically and creatively achieved visibility for her clients' messaging and is now helping to ensure more authentic visibility for disability.
Faith has worked in radio and television newsrooms both in Australia and internationally. She started in radio in Brisbane before joining the AFN network as a video journalist and television news the producer and presenter for 'The Wire'. After a stint as Media Director at the Media Center in Tokyo, she returned to Australia to work for ABC local radio. She was the a producer and presenter for The Wire and a senior producer for 'Mornings on 4BC'.
Akashika is an experienced media, communications and advocacy professional with public relations expertise. Multifaceted Akashika has given PR elevation by running campaigns for multicultural communities. With her boutique Media & Advisory platform, Akashika's journalism broadcasts contemporary Australia and is the voice in International Affairs spanning India & Australia.
Akashika heads the PR & advocacy for a BetterLaws4Safer Qld Advocacy Coalition for Queensland Human Rights Commission. She is passionate about politics, people & policy.
Eduardo earned his PhD in journalism for analysing coverage of international news in the Australian landscape. He's been in Australia for more than 10 years and has always been interested in radio journalism. He's the Executive Producer of The Wire in Brisbane, produced at Radio 4EB 98.1FM. Eduardo is always seen in the mornings with a cup of coffee.
Tricia Lee Rivera is a cadet journalist at News Corp Australia where she is part of a National two-year program. In 2021 she was the recipient of the Judith Neilson Institute Opportunity Fellowship where she won a 12-week placement with Nine Melbourne at 9News and The Age. Previously, Tricia volunteered at CALD community publications, The Philippine Times Australia and Meld Magazine.
Audrey Courty is Brisbane’s 2022 ABC News cadet journalist. She is also completing a PhD in digital media and political communication at Griffith University. Audrey is a first generation Australian with a multicultural background. Her unique accent is an amalgamation of the different languages she speaks: French, Turkish, English and Bahasa Indonesia. She is passionate about reporting on culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia.
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