Colleen Ryan, a local writer, is a former Editor of the Australian Financial Review and an award winning journalist who was with Fairfax for over thirty-five years. She also spent several years working as a foreign correspondent with stints in Washington, London, Shanghai and PNG.
Dr Leticia Anderson is a researcher and tertiary educator who has recently joined Southern Cross University as a Lecturer in Humanities. Formerly, Leticia held a variety of academic and professional roles at the University of Sydney, including lectureships at the University's Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and the National Centre for Cultural Competence. Prior to commencing her academic career, Leticia worked in the Indigenous rights and reconciliation movement and in the advertising industry. Leticia's current research focus is on race relations and Islamophobia in contemporary Australian society, in particular on the evaluation of representations of Islam and Muslims in press reporting during Australian election campaigns.
Phillip Frazer founded Australia’s pop-music paper GoSet (1966-76), the Aussie Rolling Stone (in 1972), and The Digger (1972-76) and has worked on progressive American magazines including Multinational Monitor (with Ralph Nader), Mother Jones, The Nation, The Washington Spectator, and Ode. He also founded two newsletters in the States, an enviro-letter called News on Earth, and The Hightower Lowdown, with progressive populist Jim Hightower, which has around 100,000 American subscribers. Phillip now lives with his partner, novelist Kate Veitch, in Coorabell and is developing a website on Australian-US relations called The View from Coorabell Ridge www.coorabellridge.com