Australia Day celebrations with George Negus!

Australia Day celebrations with George Negus!

Trev the truck george negusGeorge Negus journalist, investigative reporter and you may not know – children’s author chaired this high powered panel of Australians ~ for Australia Day:-

Professor Tim Flannery – champion against climate change

Tim Wilson Australia’s human rights commissioner

Shelley Reys AO Djirribul woman, Australia Day Council

Dr Tim Soutphommasane Australia’s Discrimination Commissioner

Ronnie Kahn – established OZ HARVEST taking surplus restaurant food to the homeless

Tim Flannery climate change Australia Day Council NSW panelWhere? At the Art Gallery of NSW in the Domain. @AusDayNSW

Best part of Australia Day is recognising and engaging with Australians who live their lives making a difference.

 

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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