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Sydney Confidential
Code: 207  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Feminism
Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Fiona Harari, Geesche Jacobsen, Jane Hutcheon (facilitator)
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A former federal judge lied in court rather than pay a small fine – and ended up in jail. A woman sets off on a holiday cruise, takes some drugs from strangers – and ends up dead. Journalists Fiona Harari tells the extraordinary story of Marcus Einfeld and Teresa Brennan while Geesche Jacobsen reconstructs the horrifying events of Diane Brimble’s last hours. They talk to Jane Hutcheon.

Jane Hutcheon (Australian)

Jane Hutcheon presents the interview program One Plus One on ABC TV and is a senior presenter on ABC News 24. A former foreign correspondent, Jane has covered wars, disasters and key international events during her postings to China (1995-2001), the Middle East (2003-2005) and Europe (2005-2008). She is the author of From Rice to Riches, a book about her time as China correspondent and her colonial upbringing in Hong Kong.

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Geesche Jacobsen (Australian)

Geesche Jacobsen has been a journalist for more than 14 years and has reported on court cases and crime since 2004. She reported on the inquest into Dianne Brimble's death and on Mark Wilhelm's trial for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is currently the paper's legal affairs editor. Geesche contributed a chapter to Through Other Eyes, a book on the Fred Hollows Foundation, and has put together an ABC Radio documentary about the Theresienstadt concentration camp. In 2011 she was a finalist for the Walkley Book Award.

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Fiona Harari (Australian)

Fiona Harari is an award-winning journalist who began her career at The Age in 1984. She has worked for Time (Australia) magazine, was a senior writer with The Australian for 13 years, and also works in television on programs including Enough Rope, Elders and most recently Can of Worms. Published in 2011, A Tragedy in Two Acts: Marcus Einfeld and Teresa Brennan is Fiona’s first book.

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