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Saturday, August 26 • 13:30 - 14:30
Queensland’s life of crime — Public panel

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From the Moonlight State to bikie gangs, Queensland has been home to many colourful characters of crime and punishment — and it’s all rich fodder for investigative journalists, authors and historians. We’ll hear from some of the best.

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Ticket Options (prices exclude GST/fees)
Full Storyology Pass (access to the whole Brisbane festival) $196
Storyology: After Dark (includes one drink at the bar following the show) $50
Storyology: For Journalists (Includes a ticket to After Dark) $95
Storyology Saturday Full Day Pass (Includes access to five sessions): $110
Storyology Saturday Two Sessions (must be purchased online) $45*
*Choose from Queensland’s Life of CrimeThe Trump EffectOn The RoadFake NewsThe Streets of Your Town.  

Speakers
avatar for Quentin Dempster

Quentin Dempster

Contributing editor; Walkley Trustee, The New Daily
Quentin Dempster is contributing editor at The New Daily. He is chairman of the Walkley Foundation, a role he took on after serving two stints in recent years as chairman of the Walkley Advisory Board which judges the annual Walkley awards for excellence in Australian journalism. For 30 years Quentin was a presenter, interviewer and reporter for ABC television current affairs working for the 7.30 Report in NSW and Queensland, the national 7.30... Read More →
avatar for Madonna King

Madonna King

Journalist and author
Madonna King is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels at News and the ABC (where she presented the Mornings program on 612 for six years). Madonna writes for Fairfax's Good Weekend magazine, and writes a highly successful weekly column in... Read More →
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Kate Kyriacou

Chief crime reporter, The Courier-Mail
Kate Kyriacou has been a journalist for more than 15 years, working for newspapers in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. Kate began reporting crime as a 21-year-old at a regional Victorian newspaper where the local police would drive her home from the pub and dob each other in on embarrassing but newsworthy incidents (like the time a late patrol spotted a UFO). She has won awards for her writing at both a state and national level and is the author of The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe's Killer. Kate has been The... Read More →
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Kerry O'Brien

Journalist and author
Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists with six Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism including the Gold Walkley, and the Walkley for Outstanding Leadership. Other industry awards include a Logie for public affairs coverage. He has been a journalist for 49 years covering print, television and wire service, as a reporter, feature writer, columnist and foreign correspondent. He has specialised in national politics for the ABC, as well as the Ten and Seven networks, and was press secretary to Labor leader Gough Whitlam. For ABC-TV he was the editor, presenter and interviewer for the 7.30 Report over 15 years, the presenter and interviewer at Four Corners for five years and at Lateline for six years. He has interviewed many world leaders including Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, as well as many influential figures in the arts, science and business. For 20 years he was also the face of the... Read More →
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Joshua Robertson

Brisbane correspondent, Guardian Australia
Joshua Robertson is Guardian Australia's correspondent for Queensland, where he writes across politics, the environment, business and crime. He previously worked on the investigations desk and covered organised crime for The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail, reporting extensively on outlaw motorcycle clubs in the years before they became a political issue for state and federal governments... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia