One Hundred Years of Dirt and My Family & Other Animus

Rick Morton & James Jeffrey In Conversation with Catherine McGrath

Sunday 26 August 2018
11.00AM – 12 NOON
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia

The terrible twins of Australian journalism, Rick Morton and James Jeffrey, come together to chat about their respective memoirs with Catherine McGrath. Be entertained as Jeffrey, who pens The Australian’s acclaimed Strewth! column, and Morton, the newspaper’s social affairs writer, riff about family, social mobility, and real and imagined borders.

Rick Morton is the social affairs writer at the The Australian with a particular policy focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, aged care and population, but also writing on homelessness, social trends, drugs, and religion. He also writes features.

James Jeffrey  was conceived in Hungary, born in Britain, and raised in Australia. He is the Strewth columnist and parliamentary sketch writer for The Australian. My Family and Other Animus is derived from his popular Home Truths column that ran in The Australian. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.

Catherine McGrath is a giant of the Australian media and a well-known Canberra identity, keynote speaker, MC, writer and businesswoman. Catherine spent 30 years reporting for the ABC and SBS in both Australia and overseas and was political editor for both public broadcasters. These days she runs an events speaking and training business and is the founder of #WomenSpeaking a program designed to train more women to speak at conferences & events Australia wide. Catherine also writes business stories for The RIOTAct.