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David Donaldson

David Donaldson is a journalist at The Mandarin based in Melbourne.

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett is editor at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's held communications roles in the New South Wales public sector and Defence, and been a staff reporter for newspapers in Sydney and Washington DC.

Julian Bajkowski

Managing Editor Partner

Julian Bajkowski is an award-winning journalist, editor and adviser who specialises in explaining developments in business, technology, policy and finance. Prior to becoming managing editor of The Mandarin, he worked in senior editorial roles at the Australian Financial Review, ACP, IDG and the Intermedia Group, and has been a public policy and corporate affairs adviser at MasterCard.

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Stephen Easton

Stephen Easton is a journalist at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's previously reported for Canberra CityNews and worked on industry titles for The Intermedia Group.

Tom Burton

Tom Burton is publisher of The Mandarin based in Melbourne. He has served in various public administration roles, specialising in the media and communications sector. He was a Walkley Award-winning journalist and executive editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. He worked as Canberra bureau chief for the Australian Financial Review and as managing editor of smh.com.au. He most recently worked at the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Anthony Bergin

Anthony Bergin is deputy director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

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Andrew Campbell

Former head of Land & Water Australia, and senior executive with Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Andrew Campbell is currently director of the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) and director of the Centre for Renewable Energy at Charles Darwin University.

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Ahmed Fahour

Ahmed Fahour is the managing director and chief executive officer of Australia Post. He was formerly an executive at NAB, Citigroup and a partner at the Boston Consulting Group.

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Adam Fennessy

Adam Fennessy is secretary of the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Victorian Male Champion of Change.

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Adam Graycar

Adam Graycar is a professor in the School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University, and previously professor of public policy at Australian National University and director of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption (TRIC). Adam also has 22 years of senior executive experience in public services, including as head of the South Australian Cabinet Office and the Australian Institute of Criminology. His recent research has focused on corruption.

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Adam Henschke

Postdoctoral research fellow at the National Security College, Australian National University.

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Andrew Hockley

Andrew Hockley is director of external relations at the University of Melbourne. He served in the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet as a senior executive responsible for coordination of strategic policy and deregulation policy through the Gillard and Abbott governments.

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A J Brown

A J Brown is professor of public policy and law, and program leader of public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University. He's a former senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, associate to Justice Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, ministerial advisor and current member of the board of Transparency International Australia.

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Andrew Kibblewhite

Andrew Kibblewhite is chief executive of the New Zealand Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Andrew began his career at Treasury and later served as its deputy chief executive. He also led the secretariat supporting the Better Public Services Advisory Group, and served as director of the DPMC Policy Advisory Group.

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Anneli Knight

Anneli Knight is a freelance journalist based in Byron Bay.

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Anne Lane

Dr Anne Lane is the public relations subject area coordinator at QUT Business School. Anne's research focus is on the role of dialogue and engagement for organisations and their stakeholders.

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Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh is the federal member for Fenner and the Shadow Assistant Treasurer. Before being elected in 2010, he was a professor of economics at the Australian National University.

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Alex Malley

Alex Malley is the chief executive of CPA Australia. He also heads its financial services subsidiary, CPA Australia Advice.

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Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills is second commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office, with responsibility for law practice, dispute resolution and the ATO's role in policy and law design. Previously he was a director of specialist national tax firm Greenwoods & Freehills.

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Apolitical

Apolitical is a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies.

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Alex Roberts

Alex Roberts is an innovation specialist and the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation. Previously Alex worked at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science supporting the Australian Public Service innovation network.

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Amanda Rose

Amanda Rose is a brand strategist, speaker and founder and CEO of The Business Woman Media.

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Dr Andrew Scott

Dr Andrew Scott is an associate professor in politics and policy at Deakin University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has authored four books and numerous chapters on Australian politics, policy and history.

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Andrew Tongue

Andrew Tongue is the secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria. He was previously secretary of the Department of Planning and Community Development and held various roles in the Commonwealth public sector.

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Andrew Trounson

Senior Journalist, Pursuit, University of Melbourne.

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Anne Twomey

Anne Twomey is professor of constitutional law at University of Sydney. Anne has previously served as secretary to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee, and worked for government bodies such as the High Court of Australia and the Cabinet Office of NSW.

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Ariadne Vromen

Ariadne Vromen is Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include: political participation, social movements, advocacy organisations, digital politics, and young people and politics. She has completed extensive research on young people's political engagement, including a comparative project on social media use in Australia, the UK and USA. She has also co-authored several texts on Australian politics, including Powerscape: Contemporary Australian Politics.

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Andrew Walter

Professor Andrew Walter is the interim director of the Melbourne School of Government, and specialises in the political economy of international money and finance. Andrew has previous held positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Oxford University, The Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (Singapore), University of British Columbia, International University of Japan, and the Pacific Council on International Policy (University of Southern California, Los Angeles).

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Brett Adam

Brett Adam is managing director and vice president of engineering for Australia and New Zealand at Zendesk, the designers of the Relate Live conference.

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Ben Balter

Ben Balter is the Government Evangelist at GitHub. Previously he has been a Fellow in the Office of the US Chief Information Officer responsible for drafting the president’s digital strategy and open data policy, and a New Media Fellow at the US Federal Communications Commission. Named one of the top 25 most influential people in government and technology and Fed 50’s Disruptor of the Year.

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Ben Barnett

Ben Barnett facilitated the recent APS WorkHack, co-designed with the APSC. He is a principal at Nous Group and CEO of Loop Feedback, an app to enable more feedback in the workplace.

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Brett Fairbank

Brett Fairbank is a senior manager at The Experience Centre, PwC Digital Services.

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Bernard Keane

Bernard Keane is the politics editor at Crikey based in Canberra. He was formerly a senior public servant in various federal departments.

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Stephen Blackmore & Louise Downe

Stephen Blackmore and Louise Downe are managers at the UK Government Digital Service, responsible for business transformation and service design.

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Brian Lee-Archer

Brian Lee-Archeris director of the SAP Institute for Digital Government. His previous roles include 12 years with the Australian Department of Social Security, 14 years with IBM and two years with Cúram Software of Dublin, Ireland.

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Brigette Metzler

PhD candidate in public policy and gender at the University of Queensland.

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Bruce Muirhead

Bruce Muirhead is CEO of the public policy think tank Eidos.

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Catherine Althaus

Associate Professor Catherine Althaus is an associate dean of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. Catherine held a policy posts in the Queensland Treasury department and Queensland Office of the Cabinet.

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Cassian Drew

Cassian Drew heads Palladium’s ANZ & Pacific practice. He has previous advised on economic development, public sector and social reform for a variety of governments and strategy firms, including the Abu Dhabi government, the UK deputy prime minister, and Booz & Company.

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Chris Eccles

Chris Eccles is currently secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and head of the Victorian Public Service. He has held equivalent roles in the NSW and South Australian public services.

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Colin Griffith

Colin Griffith is an advisor on digital services and innovation for Data61. Previously Colin was a senior executive with the ABC in strategic development, established ABC Online and many of its new media services.

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Cam Hawker

Cam Hawker is a government relations adviser at ADFA and a PhD candidate. He has previously been an adviser on Defence in the Abbott government.

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Fred Cheney & Bill Gray

Fred Chaney AO is a former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in the Fraser government. Bill Gray AM is a former Commonwealth Secretary Department of Aboriginal Affairs and founding CEO of ATSIC.

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Catriona Jackson

Catriona Jackson is CEO of the peak body Science & Technology Australia. She has a 28-year history in government, media and strategic communications and has worked as a senior adviser to the federal government.

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Christopher Kent

Christopher Kent is the assistant governor (economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia, acting as the chief economic advisor to the governor and the board. He was previously the head of the departments of payments policy and economic research development.

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Catherine Livingstone

Catherine Livingstone AO is president of the Business Council of Australia, chair of Telstra and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council. Catherine was Chairman of CSIRO from 2001 to 2006 and has has worked on many government reviews over the past 10 years, including as a Member of the Advisory Panel for the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper and a Member of the National Innovation Systems Review Panel.

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Chris Masters

Christopher "Chris" Wayne Masters PSM is a multi-Walkley Award winning and Logie Award winning Australian journalist and author.

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Carmel McGregor

Carmel McGregor PSM is a former senior public servant, including deputy secretary in the Defence and Immigration portfolios, and Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner. Carmel is currently an adjunct professor at University of Canberra, vice president of IPAA ACT, and a consultant specialising in the areas of organisational culture and leadership.

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Chris Mullin

Economist in the UK Civil Service. Currently with UK's health regulator Monitor. Previously with the Cabinet Office's Implementation Unit, Treasury, and Prime Minister's Strategy Unit.

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contentgroup

contentgroup helps the public sector strengthen communities and improve the well-being of citizens through effective content marketing.

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Cameron O'Reilly

Cameron O'Reilly is CEO of the Energy Retailers Association. He was a Fulbright Professional Scholar in Australia-US Alliance Studies in 2008. He was a policy adviser to then-federal transport minister Laurie Brereton.

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Chas Savage

Chas Savage is the chief executive officer of Ethos CRS. He's worked as an economics adviser and speechwriter for ministers. Ethos CRS specialises in communications, policy and leadership.

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Cameron Shorter

Cameron Shorter is a Geospatial Programs Manager and Open Source developer.

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Craig Thomler

Former public servant, founder of Delib Australia and author of books relating to emerging technologies. Gov 2.0 advocate and consultant, with a focus on social media engagement and digital enablement.

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Chris Vanstone

Chris Vanstone is the Chief Innovation Officer with The Australian Centre for Social Innovation.

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Cara Waters

Cara Waters is the editor of SmartCompany. Cara was previously a senior reporter at the Financial Times website FT Adviser in London and has also worked for The Sunday Times.

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Cassandra Wilkinson

Cassandra Wilkinson is external engagement management at The Centre for Independent Studies. She has held senior roles in the Commonwealth and New South Wales public sectors.

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Danny Davis

Danny Davis is Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Performance Sciences

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David Dixon

David Dixon is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales.

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David Donaldson and Stephen Easton

The Mandarin journalists.

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Darrin Durant

Darrin Durant is Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies, in the History and Philosophy of Science unit of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, at the University of Melbourne.

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David Fricker

David Fricker is the director general of the National Archives of Australia and president of the International Council on Archives. David worked for 10 years at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, as CIO and deputy director general. David has also had private sector experience in computer science and strategic planning.

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David Gilchrist

David Gilchrist is a professor of accounting at University of Western Australia, a chartered accountant and an economic historian. He was foundation director of the Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative, and is a member of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Advisory Board and of the Australian Accounting Standards Board Academic Advisory Panel. In his work, David has advised a number of Australian governments and authorities relating to human services governance, sustainability, accountability and strategy, most recently related to the NDIS.

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Deborah Glass

Deborah Glass is the Victorian Ombudsman. Previously Deborah was the deputy chair of the UK Independent Police Complaints Commission with joint regional responsibility for London and the South-East, and before that worked as an investigator and lawyer in police matters, financial services and regulation.

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Joe Dimasi & Peter J. Lambert

Joe Dimasi is a professorial fellow at the Department of Economics, Monash University. Peter J. Lambert is an assistant researcher with the Monash Business Policy Forum.

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Dinushi Dias

Dinushi is a journalist at SmartCompany.

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David Irvine

David Irvine is the director-general of security for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. He was formerly director-general of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service.

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Denise Jackson

Denise Jackson is the coordinator of Work-Integrated Learning programs at Edith Cowan University's School of Business and Law.

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David Kalisch

David W Kalisch is the Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Denis Muller

Dr Denis Muller has been a journalist, political scientist and senior executive in the Victorian Public Service. He is a Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advancing Journalism and a leading expert in media ethics.

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Don Nutbeam

Professor Don Nutbeam is a senior adviser to the Sax Institute and professor of public health at the University of Sydney. Don was previously vice chancellor of the University of Southampton, and head of public health in the UK Department of Health.

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Darren O'Donovan

Darren O'Donovan is a Senior Lecturer in Administrative Law at La Trobe Law School. Author of Law and Public Administration in Ireland.

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David Pembroke

David Pembroke is founder and CEO of contentgroup, Australia's oldest public sector content marketing agency. He is a former ABC Radio current affairs journalist and communication director of the Wallabies.

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Duncan Peppercorn

Duncan Peppercorn is the executive director of Social Ventures Australia Consulting. He's worked for McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company and as an independent consultant.

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Dominic Powell

Dominic Powell is a journalist at SmartCompany and a tech and music geek. When he’s not writing, you can find him reading or browsing record shops.

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David Reynolds

David Reynolds has more than 30 years’ experience assisting organisations in their search for exceptional executives and he has a great reputation for assisting executives in their next career move. With extensive experience both in Australia and overseas including the UK, Asia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand, David has provided executive recruitment and consulting services to many of Australia’s leading public companies, as well as government and not for profit organisations.

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David Sligar

David Sligar has worked in the Commonwealth Treasury and Finance departments, primarily in budget and social policy areas. He has also worked as a parliamentary economic adviser, including for a former Australian Treasurer and a state Leader of the Opposition.

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David Tuffley & Amy Antonio

David Tuffley & Amy Antonio is a senior lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies at Griffith University. Amy Antonio lectures at University of Southern Queensland.

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David Walker

David Walker runs publishing consultancy Shorewalker DMS and is commissioning editor of Acuity magazine. David has had a long career in journalism and communications as well as held policy and communications roles at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and the Business Council of Australia.

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Dan Wood

Dan Wood is a former senior advisor in the Queensland government, overseeing shared services and whole of government ICT, and a former prosecutor with the Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions. Dan is currently a senior consultant with information and data management firm Glentworth.

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Eve Ash

Eve Ash is a psychologist, author, filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur. She runs Seven Dimensions, a company specialising in training resources for the workplace.

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Emily Banks

Professor Emily Banks leads Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Epidemiology for Policy and Practice at The Australian National University. Emily is the scientific director of the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study.

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Eddie Cranswick

Eddie Cranswick is the creative founder at Now VR, a start-up company developing virtual reality experiences for Google Cardboard, Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

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Edmund King

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Eddie Fry

Edward (Eddie) Fry is a Dagoman-Wardaman man from the Katherine region in the Northern Territory. Eddie chairs both the Commonwealth-owned Indigenous Land Corporation and the not-for-profit Indigenous Business Australia, and has extensive experience in the mining and resource industry.

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Eloise Keating

Eloise Keating is deputy editor of SmartCompany. Previously Eloise was news editor at Books+Publishing, the trade press for the Australian book industry.

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Emma Koehn

Emma Koehn is SmartCompany's senior journalist.

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Emily Jenke & Emma Lawson

Emma Lawson and Emily Jenke are CEOs of democracyCo and conveners of the citizens’ jury on nuclear waste storage in South Australia.

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Edward Santow

Edward Santow has been Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission since August 2016, with responsibilities for modern slavery, detention and torture, LGBTI, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom of association. Ed was previously a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law School and chief executive of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

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Emma Tomkinson

Emma Tomkinson is a social impact analyst who has worked on social impact bond policy for the New South Wales and United Kingdom governments. She is also a social impact bond investor and a member of the advisory committee for the Global Value Exchange, an open-source database of values, outcomes and indicators.

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Fay Calderone

Fay Calderone is an Employment Law & Workplace Relations Partner at Hall & Wilcox. She has served as Deputy Chair of Sport NSW and has been recognised by the NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards; the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards & Women in Law Awards; NSW Women Lawyer’s Association and our sister publication Smart Company.

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Fred Chaney

Fred Chaney is chairman of Desert Knowledge Australia and is on the board of Reconciliation Australia. He previously served as deputy chair of the Australian Native Title Tribunal. He was a minister in the Fraser government between 1978 and 1983.

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Jerry Fishenden & Marie Johnson

Dr Jerry Fishenden is an independent technology advisor, including to the UK government, and a senior research fellow at Bath Spa University. Marie Johnson is the Managing Director and chief digital officer at the Centre for Digital Business.

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Gabrielle Appleby

Dr Gabrielle Appleby is an associate professor of law at the University of New South Wales, teaching public and constitutional law, powers and accountability of the executive government, the operation of the Australian federal system, and the independence and integrity of the judicial branch. Gabrielle has previously worked for the Queensland Crown Solicitor and the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.

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Greg Austin

Dr Austin is a Professor in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). He concurrently serves as a Professorial Fellow with the EastWest Institute (EWI) in New York. He has a career of achievement in international security affairs. As Vice-President of the EastWest Institute, he led its work on counter-terrorism, countering violent extremism, and cyber security, including leadership and supervision of research output.

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Gary Banks

Gary Banks is the dean and CEO of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He was formerly the chairman of the Productivity Commission and has held various roles in government. He is an editorial adviser to The Mandarin.

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Glenys Beauchamp

Glenys Beauchamp is secretary of the federal Department of Industry and Science and president of the ACT branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. She has held previous chief executive and senior executives roles in the federal Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and in the ACT public service. Glenys was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2010 for coordinating Australian Government support during the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

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Gemma Carey

Dr Gemma Carey is a public administration and social determinants of health researcher at UNSW Canberra (ADFA).

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Gemma Carey & Fiona Buick

Dr Gemma Carey and Assistant Professor Fiona Buick are researchers at UNSW Canberra (ADFA). Gemma specialises in public policy and social determinants of health. Fiona specialises in human resources and organisational culture.

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Gemma Carey & Daniel Reeders

Dr Gemma Carey is an NHMRC Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer with UNSW Canberra. She holds a PhD in social policy and population health from the University of Melbourne. In particular, Dr Carey has investigated processes of ‘joining up’ within government and between government and non-government organisations. She runs a program of research at present focused on the implementation of the NDIS. Daniel Reeders is a a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Service Research and is undertaking a PhD at the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance. He has worked in community based organisations in HIV prevention and cancer screening since 2004.

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Georgina Dent

Georgina Dent is editor of Women's Agenda. She's a former lawyer and business journalist.

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Gareth Evans

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans is chancellor of the Australian National University. Gareth was foreign minister of Australia for eight years, with prior roles as minister for transport and communications, resources and energy, and attorney-general.

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Geoff Gallop

Geoff Gallop is director of the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney. He was the premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006 and spent 20 years in state parliament. He is an editorial adviser to The Mandarin.

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Grant Hehir

Grant Hehir is the current Commonwealth auditor-general and a former departmental secretary. Prior to his current 10-year term, he was auditor-general of NSW. Previously Grant has served as secretary of the Victorian departments of Treasury and Finance and Education and Training. He also served as chair of the Victorian Leadership Development Centre.

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Lord Gus O'Donnell

Lord Gus O'Donnell is non-executive chairman of Frontier Economics. He was the cabinet secretary, the highest official in the British civil service, under three prime ministers between 2005 and 2011.

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Nicholas Gruen & Chris Vanstone

Nicholas Gruen and Chris Vanstone are chairman and chief innovation officer of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation respectively.

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Gary Sacks, Jane Martin & Lennert Veerman

Gary Sacks is a senior research fellow at WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University. Jane Martin is executive manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition and senior fellow in the faculty of medicine, dentistry and health sciences, University of Melbourne. Lennert Veerman is a senior research fellow at the school of population health, The University of Queensland.

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Glenn Stevens

Glenn Stevens is governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He was formerly deputy governor after a long career as an economist

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Gary Sturgess

Premier's ANZSOG chair in Public Service Delivery at the University of New South Wales and professor at the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. Former Director-General of the NSW Cabinet Office.

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Helen Andrews

Helen Andrews is a Policy Analyst at the Centre for Independent Studies.

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Helen Dickinson

Helen Dickinson is the Associate Professor for Public Service Research at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. She has published widely on governance, leadership, organisational behaviour and rationing.

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Helen Dickinson and Helen Sullivan

Helen Dickinson is an associate professor in public governance at the University of Melbourne. Helen Sullivan is professor and director of the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne and sits on The Mandarin's editorial advisory board.

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Olivia Hilton & Tarah Barzanji

Olivia Hilton is executive director of consulting at Social Ventures Australia, and managing dditor of the SVA Consulting Quarterly. Tarah Barzanji was manager, special projects at Social Ventures Australia and holds a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard University.

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H. K. Colebatch

H.K. Colebatch established the graduate program in Social Science and Policy at UNSW, where he is now Visiting Professorial Fellow in Public Health and Policy Studies

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Henry Sherrell

Henry Sherrell is a former immigration policy official with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and policy officer with the Migration Council Australia. Henry blogs about immigration issues at On The Move and Facebook.

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Helen Signy

Helen Signy is with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, a national initiative that is working to identify new ways of preventing lifestyle-related chronic disease.

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Hugh Stephens Stephens

Hugh Stephens is the director of Dialogue Group.

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Helen Sullivan

Professor Helen Sullivan is Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. Previously, Helen served as the foundation director of the Melbourne School of Government at University of Melbourne.

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Helen Szoke

Dr Helen Szoke is chief executive of Oxfam Australia. She has previously served as commissioner of the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and as race discrimination commissioner with the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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Ian Anderson

Dr Ian Anderson AO is a Palawa man, born in Tasmania, but spent most of his life in the Koori community in Victoria. Ian is Deputy Secretary of Indigenous Affairs at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, responsible for coordinating the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) response to the refresh of the Closing the Gap targets for Indigenous health and social disadvantage. Ian is the most senior Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander official in any government in Australia, and has previously served as the CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, the Medical Adviser to the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Car, chairs of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council, and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Higher Education Policy) at the University of Melbourne.

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Ian Chubb

Ian Chubb is a neuroscientist and one of Australia's foremost academics. He was Australian of the Year in 2011, Australia's chief scientist from May, 2011 to January, 2016, and vice-chancellor of the Australian National University from 2001 to 2011.

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Ian McPhee

Ian McPhee is Australia's Auditor-General. He has served in numerous roles in the public sector and is a fellow of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accounts and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

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Iona Salter

Iona Salter works in digital communications in local government. She has written for The Guardian Public Leaders Network, Asia360 News and Crikey.

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John Body

John Body is the Founding Partner of ThinkPlace.

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Joseph Borlagdan, Iris Levin & Shelley Mallett

Brotherhood of St Laurence researchers Joseph Borlagdan (BSL and UniMelb), Iris Levin (BSL), and Shelley Mallett (BSL and UniMelb)

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John Coyne

John Coyne is a senior analyst and head of the border security program for The Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

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John Coyne & David Connery

John Coyne and David Connery are senior analysts at Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

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John Fraser

John Fraser is secretary of the Department of Treasury. He was a long-time Treasury official before working as an investment banker for the UBS Group.

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Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard AC was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, the first women to serve in that role.

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Jane Gilmore

Jane Gilmore is editor of Women's Agenda, a sister publication to The Mandarin

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Jackie Huggins

Dr Jackie Huggins AM is a Bidjara (central Queensland) and Birri-Gubba Juru (North Queensland) woman from Queensland who has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for over thirty years. Jackie left school at age 15, but returned to study at 26 and three degrees later finished tertiary education. Jackie is an author and consultant on indigenous affairs, whose career has included the University of Queensland, serving on the boards of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Reconciliation Australia and the inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal Children from Their Families. Jackie is now co-chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples.

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Jonathon Hutchinson

Dr Jonathon Hutchinson is a lecturer in Online Media at the University of Sydney. He has recently completed his thesis investigating the role of user-generated content within the ABC.

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Jane Hyde & Rachel Grieve

Jane Hyde is a PhD candidate in clinical psychology at University of Tasmania. Dr Rachel Grieve is a senior lecturer in psychology at University of Tasmania.

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John Langmore

John Langmore is a Professorial Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

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John Lloyd

John Lloyd is the Australian Public Service Commissioner. John's previous roles include deputy secretary at the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and Victorian Department of Business and Employment, CEO of WA Department of Productivity and Labour Relations, Victorian Red Tape Commissioner, Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, and senior deputy president Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

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John Menadue

John Menadue is a former top mandarin and business leader. His extensive public sector leadership experience includes heading the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet for the Whitlam and Fraser governments, in addition to several other federal departments. He has also been CEO of Qantas and founded the Centre for Policy Development.

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Janine O'Flynn

Janine O'Flynn is professor of public management at the University of Melbourne and an adjunct professor at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

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John Quiggin

John Quiggin is an Australian economist, a Professor and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and a Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

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Jenny Phillimore

Professor Jenny Phillimore is director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), University of Birmingham and a visiting fellow at the Melbourne School of Government.

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Joy Savage

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