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Leigh Sales: Beyond the Headlines


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Join one of Australia’s most accomplished and admired journalists, Leigh Sales, live in Melbourne as she discusses her new book Storytellers.

About the Event

Leigh Sales is one of Australia’s most beloved journalists. A veteran anchor of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program 7.30, the new presenter of Australian Story, co-host of hugely popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb, and a bestselling author, Sales has been recognised with three Walkley Awards over the course of a career that has seen her interview countless political leaders, innovators and artists.

In her new book, Storytellers: Questions, Answers and the Craft of Journalism, Sales turns her talents on her remarkable peers – including Waleed Aly, Richard Fidler, Niki Savva and Stan Grant – revealing candid insights into the craft of journalism and the power of storytelling.

At this exclusive Spring Fling event in conversation with ABC producer Elias Clure, Sales will share insights from her career in the media and offer a peek behind the curtain of this vital but often misunderstood profession.


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About the Book

The bookseller for this event is Readings.

About Spring Fling

Spring Fling returns in 2023, and this year we’re going Above and Beyond.

We’re looking further, delving deeper, and asking bigger questions with outstanding thinkers who are reshaping our world and envisioning extraordinary futures.

Spring Fling is supported by the Victorian State Government.


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Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales AM is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As the new presenter of Australian Story and the recent host of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30, she has interviewed dozens of world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, the Dalai Lam... Read more

Elias Clure

Elias Clure is a reporter for ABC’s 7.30 programme and is based in Melbourne. Since joining the ABC, Elias has worked as a multiplatform reporter in the ABC’s Melbourne, Darwin and Canberra Parliament House news bureau. He has also spent time at Four Corners and Radio Current Affairs. Pr... Read more


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The Atrium Flinders Street Federation Square Melbourne Victoria 3000

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