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Above the Law


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Stuart Littlemore and PM Newton both have serious form, as a lawyer and police officer respectively. Now they’ve traded that for the world of fiction. Far from the glamorous world of private eyes with cigarettes dangling from the lips, these two masters of the worlds of law and order, respectively, will speak on bridging the gap between the real world and the printed word. This event will be chaired by Angela Savage.


Stuart Littlemore

Stuart Littlemore is a barrister, author, documentarian and former presenter of ABC TV’s ‘Media Watch’. Stuart is one of Her Majesty’s Counsel, practising at the Bar in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. He also appears on occasions in the Uni... Read more

Angela Savage

Angela Savage is an award-winning writer, former CEO of Writers Victoria, and current CEO of Public Libraries Victoria. Her debut novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Unpublished Manuscript, and all three of her Jayne Keeney PI novels were shortlisted for ... Read more

PM Newton

PM Newton is a former member of the New South Wales police and the author of an award-winning debut crime novel, The Old School. Fresh from an Arts degree, PM Newton joined the NSW police force and spent the next 13 years working in and around Sydney as a detective in drug enforcement, sexual assaul... Read more


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