Professor Gabrielle Appleby works at the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW Sydney, focusing on the accountability of public power as exercised by the government, the parliament and the judiciary – and is a strong advocate for reform in these areas. Gabrielle is the Director of The Judiciary Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, the constitutional consultant to the Clerk of the Australian House of Representatives, and a member of the Indigenous Law Centre. She has also worked as a pro bono constitutional adviser to the Regional Dialogues and the First Nations Constitutional Convention that led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Louise Milligan is a multi award-winning journalist at the ABC’s Four Corners and Press Freedom medallist whose investigation for ABC TV and her Walkley Award-winning book, Cardinal, broke international news and led to her being a witness in the George Pell case. Her Four Corners ‘Canberra Bubble’ investigation started a wave of stories about women in politics and continues to have parliamentary fallout a year later. Her 2018 story ‘I Am That Girl’ inspired a Law Reform Commission inquiry to change NSW rape laws. Milligan’s recent book Witness: An Investigation Into the Brutal Cost of Seeking Justice won prizes in this year’s Davitt Awards and Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Julia Banks is an author, businesswoman, lawyer and keynote speaker who runs her own consultancy business. She has extensive experience in the corporate and legal sector and served as a Federal Member of the Parliament of Australia. Julia's bestselling book Power Play: Breaking through bias, barriers and boys clubs reveals the unvarnished realities of workplaces where power disparities and gender politics collide. Julia has worked in senior corporate counsel and executive director roles for global companies for over 20 years prior to being elected as a Federal Member of Parliament in 2016.
Julia Banks appears by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau.