On Sleep

Fleur Anderson In Conversation with Dan Bourchier

Sunday 26 August 2018
9.30AM – 10.30AM
Senate Chamber
Museum of Australian Democracy

For insomniacs everywhere, On Sleep tackles with gusto our love-hate relationship with slumber. Fleur Anderson has written a highly readable and entertaining book that ponders the big questions about how much sleep is really enough. The former journalist will be in conversation with local ABC identity and workaholic Dan Bouchier.

Fleur Anderson is a former political journalist and parliamentary sketch writer with the Australian Financial Review, ABC’sInsiders panellist, a past vice-president of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery and a founding member of Canberra’s Women in Media. After twenty years in journalism, Fleur Anderson decided to follow Dr Seuss’s career advice to go where ‘it’s opener out there, in the wide open air’ to explore the new world of artificial intelligence and digital communication where it’s cool to take your dog to the office.

Dan Bourchier is a multi-award winning multi-platform journalist with the ABC. He is a broadcaster and hosts a daily breakfast radio program on ABC Radio Canberra, and anchors ABC Canberra’s 7pm News. He has reported across the country and around the world for close to 20 years. He was driven to news and reporting from an early age, and began a traineeship at the Tennant and District Times as a teenager still at school. Dan is driven by giving voice to the voiceless, holding to account those in positions of power, and telling really great stories.