Time For A Reckoning

Stan Grant In Conversation With Louise Milligan

10.00 AM – 11.00 AM
Manning Clark Hall
Kambri Cultural Centre (ANU)

“History is not weighted on the scales, it is felt in our bones. It is worn on our skin. It is scarred in memory.”

When Queen Elizabeth II died, the world lost two women: one flesh and blood; the other a potent symbol of empire. It should be possible to mourn the former and critique the latter. Will Australia dare to redress the past, or will it sleepwalk into a new era of monarchy?

Presented in conjunction with BAL Lawyers


STAN GRANT is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man. A journalist since 1987, he has worked for the ABC, SBS, the Seven Network and Sky News Australia. From 2001 to 2012 he worked for CNN as an anchor and senior correspondent in Asia and the Middle East. As a journalist, he has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. In 2015, he published his bestselling book Talking to My Country, which won the Walkley Book Award, and he also won a Walkley Award for his coverage of Indigenous affairs. In 2016 he was appointed to the Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition. Stan is now Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University and International Affairs Analyst at ABC.


LOUISE MILLIGAN is an investigative reporter for the ABC TV Four Corners program and author of Witness, The Brutal Cost of Seeking Justice and Cardinal, The Rise and Fall of George Pell. Her groundbreaking work, often telling the stories of survivors of trauma, has led to government inquiries and legislative change and won her many awards, including the Walkley Book Award, The Gold Quill and the Press Freedom Medal. Louise's first novel will be released next year.