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Lucinda Holdforth

Lucinda Holdforth is a speechwriter and author. After time spent in the Foreign Affairs Department and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, she worked for the Hawke–Keating Labor government up to 1996, including as speechwriter to deputy prime minister Kim Beazley. She has since worked with chairs and CEOs of top-twenty Australian companies, entrepreneurs and innovators, and not-for-profit organisations. She is the author of True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris (2004), Why Manners Matter (2008) and Leading Lines (2019). Holdforth regards the free play of speech and ideas as essential for democracy and shared progress.

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Book Launch – What the Trees See (Melbourne)

Hill of Content Bookshop Level 2, 86 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Hill of Content Bookshop and Monash University Publishing are delighted to invite you to the launch of: What the Trees See: A Wander Through Millennia of Natural History in Australia...

Book Event: ANU Meet the Author with Isabelle Reinecke (Canberra)

Kambri Cultural Centre 153 University Avenue, Australian National University, Canberra

Isabelle Reinecke will be in conversation with Kim Rubenstein on Courting Power: Law, Democracy & the Public Interest in Australia. In Courting Power, Isabelle Reinecke, founder of public interest litigation incubator Grata...