Waleed Aly

Waleed is one of Australia's most prominent media commentators. The multi Logie and Walkley award winner presents 'The Project' on Network Ten, writes a regular column for Fairfax Media, co-hosts 'The Minefield' on ABC Radio National and lectures at Monash University. He also plays a pretty mean lead guitar for the Melbourne band Robot Child.



Stan is one of the leading voices in Australia on Indigenous affairs. He has written two books on the subject of national identity and his family history. In the course of his career, Stan has worked for Sky News, the Seven Network and Macquarie Radio. He was a correspondent for CNN and is currently the Editor of Indigenous Affairs at the ABC and host of 'The Link'. Stan received an AM in 2009 for services to Indigenous education and the preservation of the Wiradjuri language.



Monica is a multi Walkley award-winning journalist. In her 35 year career, she hosted prime time shows for the ABC including 'Media Watch', 'PM' and 'The World Today'. She is the author of the best-selling “Russia: Which Way Paradise?”, which details the collapse of Soviet communism. Monica received an OAM in 1992 in recognition of her work as a radio correspondent in Moscow. She is currently the head of journalism at Macleay College.



Hugh Riminton has worked as a foreign correspondent, host, political editor and bureau chief for over three decades. He was a correspondent for CNN, the presenter of Nine Network’s 'Nightline' and is currently a senior reporter at Ten Eyewitness News. Hugh is an ambassador for Soldier On, an organisation supporting soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder. He also mentors young refugees who are considering careers in journalism.


Tim Soutphommasane

Tim has been Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner since 2013. Before taking on his role at the Australian Human Rights Commission, he held positions at the University of Sydney and Monash University. He is the author of four books on national identity and multiculturalism, and chairs the Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity. 


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Talal yassine

Talal is an accomplished business figure, academic and philanthropist. He is the managing director of Crescent Wealth, an Islamic superannuation and investment firm, and the company secretary of the Crescent Foundation charity. He serves on the boards of The Whitlam Institute and the Australian Arab Dialogue. Talal received an OAM in 2010 for his services to business and community. His charity funds a dozen scholarships a year at Western Sydney University for refugees.