ADVISORY BOARD

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ISABEL LO

Isabel Lo is the founder and chair of Media Diversity Australia. She is an advisory board member at the Centre for Media Transition. Prior to this she was part of the fledgling team that launched ABC News 24, Australia's first free-to-air 24 hour news network. She later went on to work at CNN International in London and as the Editor of Opinion and Commissioning at Mamamia. She is the mother of two kids.

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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.


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STAN GRANT

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 ABC's  Asia correspondent. Stan received an AM in 2009 for services to Indigenous education and the preservation of the Wiradjuri language.

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Louisa Graham

Louisa Graham is the Chief Executive of the Walkley Foundation.  Louisa has a background in both not-for-profit management and the media, having worked for United Nations Women, The Australian Institute of International Affairs, the Sydney Writers’ Festival and the Ten Network. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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Jackie Huggins

Jackie Huggins is a Bidjara (central Queensland) and Birri-Gubba Juru (North Queensland) woman from Queensland who has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for over thirty years. She is the co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Jackie is a celebrated historian and author who has documented the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout the decades.

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Katrina Rathie

Katrina Rathie is the Partner in Charge of King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney.  As the only Asian Australian woman to lead a top tier law firm, Katrina is a role model for gender and cultural diversity in the professional services industry.  Katrina has been named NSW Woman Lawyer of the Year and IP Partner of the Year 2018.  She is a non-executive director for a number of organisations including The Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia, Osteoporosis Australia and Cranbrook Foundation. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women. 


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MONICA ATTARD

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 UTS.

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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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Hugh Riminton

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.

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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.