Annmaree O'Keeffe has worked in government and international aid organisations since 1980 in a number of developing countries, including Papua New Guinea, where she headed the Australian Government's aid program, and Nepal, where she was Australia's ambassador.

She was Australia's first ambassador for HIV/AIDS. More recently, she has been working with the Inuit Circumpolar Council.

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Maria Papas is currently studying a PhD in creative writing at the University of Western Australia. Her research explores human connection (particularly in relation to childhood illness).

She has written for the West Australian newspaper, SBS, The Letters Page, Axon: Creative Explorations and others.

In 2011 her play Arbour Day won the Maj Monologues competition. You can contact her on Twitter @Maria.Papas5

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Mark Welker is a filmmaker and short fiction writer based in Melbourne.

His short fiction work has appeared in Australian publications such as Griffith REVIEW and Meanjin, and his films featured on sites including Boing Boing, Gizmodo and New York's A Continuous Lean.

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Edwina Shaw is a Brisbane writer of fiction and memoir. Her first book, Thrill Seekers (Ransom UK), was released in 2012, and was shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Premier’s UTS/Glenda Adam’s Award for New Writing. Her stories have been published in Australian and international journals, including Griffith Review and Asia Literary Review, and in Best Australian Stories 2014 (Black Inc.).

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Eliza Vitri Handayani is an author and a literary translator. Her works have appeared in leading Indonesian outlets, as well as in the Asia Literary Review and Asypotote Journal. Her novella From Now On Everything Will Be Different was published in Indonesia in 2014, and is now forthcoming in English. She is also the founder of InterSastra, an Indonesian literary translation initiative.

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Catriona Menzies-Pike is the editor of the Sydney Review of Books

Her 2016 book on women and long distance running, The Long Run, is published by Affirm.

She gave birth in March, 2016.

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Michael McKernan is an historian and writer with extensive experience in teaching and research, management, the media and the practical presentation of history.

McKernan has lectured in Australian History at the University of New South Wales for several years, before becoming Deputy Director of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, where he assisted in directing and inspiring the renewal of the Memorial and engaged in the most successful capital fundraising appeal ever yet held by an Australian public institution.

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Mark Peel teaches in the school of historical studies at Monash University.

He is the author of Good Times, Hard Times: The Past and the Future of Elizabeth (1995), A Little History of Australia (1997), and the Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty (2003), as well as chapters and articles in the areas of social justice, disadvantage, welfare, poverty, gender and class.

His most recent project examines the encounters between social workers and their clients in Melbourne, London and three American cities during the 1920s and 1930s. With the working title of Miss Cutler and the Case of the Reincarnated Horse, the book explores the different ways in which social work changed from a form of detection to a form of advocacy.

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Jennifer Mills is proud to be a feminist. She writes from the back of a shed in Alice Springs.

More of her work is available at www.jenjen.com.au

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Chris Somerville is the author of the short story collection We Are Not The Same Anymore (UQP, 2013). He currently lives in Melbourne.

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