Month: June 2019

A speechwriter’s guide to eulogising Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke - Image credit: ABC
June 21, 2019 Guest Post 0 Comments

We asked Dr Lucinda Holdforth, one of Australia's leading speechwriters and author of Leading Lines, to analyse the way Australians farewelled the former PM. She sees speeches as much more than a string of words nervously addressed to a disengaged crowd, but rather as important communicative devices. In her book on the subject, Lucinda reminds us that democracies rise and fall on the quality of the debates we conduct and the subsequent decisions we make. READ MORE

Perfect winter long weekend reads

Winter bed with books

The long weekend is upon us! But unfortunately so is winter. So to tide you over, and to justify the hours you'll spend hiding from the cold and rainy days, we've picked some great long weekend reads. Some of them are tearjerkers, others are darkly funny; some are thrill rides, and others are peaceful getaways. All of them are good, though, so get reading! READ MORE

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