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Paul Keating and Kerry O’Brien

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In 2013, ABC TV screened Paul Keating – The Interviews, a revealing four-part series on the life and career of the former prime minister, resulting from many hours of conversation with veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien. The material left on the cutting-room floor would have been enough to make any Australian political journalist weep. Keating is one Australia’s most intriguing, controversial and reforming political figures. O’Brien is among our most experienced and incisive political journalists.

Fortunately, O’Brien has been able to build on the material from the 2013 interviews to write a comprehensive and thrilling book on Keating’s significant impact on Australian public life, with Keating’s cooperation. The pair join us for an extended discussion of the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most fascinating political figures.

Use the hashtag #keating on Twitter to follow the conversation.

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Paul Keating

Paul Keating was prime minister of Australia from 1991 to 1996. Keating became prime minister in December 1991 and led the ALP to an historic fifth term of Government in March 1993. As prime minister, he continued his progressive reform program, which included the establishment of a National Trainin... Read more

Kerry O'Brien

Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most respected journalists, with six Walkley awards including the Gold Walkley and the Walkley for outstanding leadership in journalism. In a career spanning more than fifty years, Kerry has worked for newspapers, television and a wire service, and as... Read more

Location

Plenary 2 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf Victoria Australia

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