Kendel Hippolyte is based on the island of Saint Lucia and is a poet, playwright and director, and sporadic researcher into areas of Saint Lucian and Caribbean arts and culture. His poetry has been published in journals and anthologies regionally and internationally. His latest book, Fault Lines (Peepal Tree Press, 2012), won the OCM Bocas Prize in Poetry in 2013.

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Jan Egeland is Director General of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

He was the UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from August 2003 to December 2006. From 1999 to 2002, he was the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for war-torn Columbia.

As State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990-97) he was initiator of the Norwegian channel between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation that led to the Oslo Accord in 1993.

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Tim Rowse is a professorial fellow in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, and a member of the Institute for Culture and Society at the Western Sydney University.

His many books include Nugget Coombs: a reforming life (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Rethinking Social Justice: from ‘peoples’ to ‘populations’ (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2012).

He is currently writing a history of Indigenous affairs in Australia since Federation for Oxford University Press.

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David Ritter is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

He returned to Australia to take up this role in 2012 after five years working in a senior campaigns position with Greenpeace in London. There he worked on the global issues of destructive fishing, deforestation and climate change.

Prior to joining Greenpeace, David worked as an academic and a lawyer in both commercial and native title practices.

David is a widely published commentator on politics, law, history and current affairs. He is an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Law of The University of Western Australia and an associate of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at The University of Sydney.

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Fergus Hanson is a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute and is the Director of the Lowy Institute Poll Project. The Poll Project conducts annual opinion polling in Australia and periodic polling internationally.

Hanson has a Master’s in International Law from the University of Sydney. His published thesis focused on regional stability in the Pacific.

He worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) from 2004 to 2007. From 2005 to 2007 he served at the Australian Embassy in The Hague where he was responsible for Australia’s relations with five international legal organisations and domestic political issues. Prior to joining DFAT, he was a fellow at Cambridge University’s Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law.

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Laurie Hergenhan, emeritus professor of Australian literature, University of Queensland, is former editor of Australian Literary Studies.

He frequently visits Turkey, writing travel articles about the country and developing his interest in its culture.

His recent books are an anthology, The Australian Short Story (UQP, 1992), and Xavier Herbert: Letters (UQP, 2002, co-edited with Frances De Groen).

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Matthew Condon is the author of ten novels and story collections, including A Night at the Pink Poodle, winner of the Steele Rudd Award for Short Fiction.  Condon has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Sunday Age and other leading newspapers, magazines and journals.

In Japan, Condon conducted in-depth research for a novel based on the life of the controversial Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett.  Burchett was the first western journalist to go into Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped and file a first-hand report on the devastation.  Condon’s novel will hinge on Burchett’s journey into Hiroshima, his quest for the truth and his at times ‘skewed political fanaticism’.

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Stephen Moline is a writer, photographer and web designer.

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Phil Bayley is Chief Economist at the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he is responsible for analysing economic trends and advocating policies that enhance Tasmania's business environment.

He is also committed to broadening business engagement on issues such as sustainability and climate change, social policy and demographics.

Prior to joining the TCCI, Phil was responsible for overseeing a number of the State's key commercial and funding activities for Tasmanian Treasury.

He also has extensive experience as an economic policy adviser, having worked in Australian Treasury for almost a decade.

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Rachel Buchanan is the author of Stop Press: the last days of newspapers (Scribe, 2013) and The Parihaka Album: lest we forget (Huia, 2010.

In 2013-14 she was a creative fellow at the State Library of Victoria and made an artist newspaper, Melbourne Sirius. The paper is an illustrated obituary for the 525 dead newspapers printed in Melbourne between 1838 and now.

She is working on a new non-fiction project, funded by an Australia Council emerging writers grant.

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