Mary Delahunty is a Gold Walkley Award winning journalist and presenter with ABC TV and commercial networks. She served for 7 years as a Victorian state government minister in senior portfolios and has seen the tensions from both sides. She is currently working as a consultant in government, media and the non-for profit sector where she heads numerous boards.
She is the author of Public Life Private Grief (Hardie Grant), her own memoir about political life and loss, and the newly released Gravity: Inside the PM’s office during her last year and final days.
Mary has written about Julia Gillard for Crikey, The Hoopla, The Drum and published an essay about Gillard’s last 24 hours in Good Weekend. She also contributed a long form essay “Liars, Witches and Trolls” for Griffith Review 40. She lives in Melbourne.