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Don’t Be Too Polite, Girls

Moderator: Jane Caro • Wendy McCarthy, Virginia Haussegger and Jackie Huggins

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2022
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM
Manning Clark Hall
Kambri Cultural Centre (ANU)

Three great trailblazers and leaders of their generation discuss the challenges that shaped them and how we can all learn to side-eye without censure.

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WENDY MCCARTHY

Wendy McCarthy is an experienced manager and company director who began her career as a secondary school teacher. She moved out of the classroom into public life in 1968 and since then has worked for change across the public, private and community sectors. She has a long track record of advocating, campaigning, and fundraising for women's issues in public life. Her most recent book is a memoir titled, Don't Be Too Polite, Girls.

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VIRGINIA HAUSSEGGER

Virginia Haussegger AM is a passionate women’s advocate and communication specialist. She is also an award-winning television journalist, writer and commentator whose extensive media career spans more than 25 years. In 2014 Virginia was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community as an advocate for women's rights and gender equity, and to the media

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JACKIE HUGGINS

Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA, a member of the Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru peoples, is currently leading the work for Treaty/Treaties in Queensland. In popular demand as a speaker on Aboriginal issues, she is a well-known historian and author, with articles published widely in Australia and internationally. Her widely acclaimed books include Auntie Rita, Sister Girl, and her most recent, a co-authored biography of her father, Jack of Hearts QX11594.

Moderator

JANE CARO

Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award-winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator.