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Chris Taylor (Australian)

Chris Taylor is a writer and performer, best known as a member of The Chaser team. For two years Chris co-hosted the popular drive time radio show, [Today Today, on Triple J and in 2007 he wrote the hit musical comedy, Dead Caesar, for the Sydney Theatre Company. In 2010 he returned to Triple J with Andrew Hansen to write and perform The Blow Parade comedy series. Last year he stepped behind the camera for the first time as the director of The Hamster Wheel series.

Martin Thomas (Australian)

Martin Thomas is the author of The Many Worlds of R.H. Mathews, a speculative history-cum-biography of a pioneer Australian anthropologist. A historian, essayist and broadcaster, Martin is well known for his prize-winning book The Artificial Horizon: Imagining the Blue Mountains. He has a doctorate from the University of Technology, Sydney, and holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship at the Australian National University.

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Katherine Thomson (Australian)

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Carrie Tiffany (Australian)

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She now lives in Melbourne where she works as an agricultural journalist. Her first novel, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, and won the Dobbie Award for Best First Book (2006) and the 2006 Western Australian Premier's Award for Fiction. Mateship with Birds is her second novel.

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Andrew Tink (Australian)

Andrew Tink was shadow attorney-general and shadow leader of the House in the New South Wales Parliament until March 2006. Since stepping back from politics Andrew has concentrated on two of his great passions: writing and history. His first book, William Charles Wentworth, was published in 2009. For this, the first comprehensive biography of Wentworth, Andrew won ‘The Nib’ CAL Waverley Award for Literature. Andrew’s second book is Lord Sydney: The life and times of Tommy Townshend.

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Peter Tonkin (Australian)

Peter Tonkin joined Brian Zulaikha to form Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects in 1987, later joined by Tim Greer. The firm has a strong heritage and urban-design reputation and has won over 90 awards. Major works include the Australian War Memorial in London, the National Arboretum in Canberra, Victoria Square in Adelaide, and major cultural buildings and urban projects across Australia. Peter is an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland and the University of Canberra, and a trustee of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.

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Simon Tormey (Australian)

Professor Simon Tormey is the head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. Simon is the author of numerous books and articles including Making Sense of Tyranny:Interpretations of totalitarianism and anti-capitalism. His current research and teaching interests are global civil society, contemporary political theory and global politics. Simon is co-editor of Reappraising the Political, a monograph series with Manchester University Press, and associate editor of the international peer-assessed journal Contemporary Political Theory.

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Ann Toy (Australian)

Ann Toy was the supervising curator of Government House from 1996 to 2011. She joined the Historic Houses Trust in 1981 as the inaugural curator of Vaucluse House and was subsequently curator of the HHT properties Elizabeth Bay House, Susannah Place and Meroogal. Ann’s research interests are in historic interior decoration and Australian colonial and contemporary decorative arts. She was closely involved in the contemporary refurbishment of the interiors of Government House.

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Kirsten Tranter (Australian)

Kirsten Tranter is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: The Legacy, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal, and A Common Loss. Kirsten grew up in Sydney, lived in New York for eight years and holds a PhD in English Renaissance literature from Rutgers University. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.

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Kellie Tranter (Australian)

Kellie Tranter is a lawyer and human rights activist.
She has held office with Business Professional Women International. She has delivered addresses, chaired workshops and participated in public debates on issues like climate change, human rights and gender equality at local, national and international conferences. Her activism has been acknowledged by the Women’s Electoral Lobby.

Kellie regularly contributes political and social commentary to public affairs websites like ABC’s The Drum, National Times and Online Opinion and has written for New Matilda and The Australia Institute.

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Mark Tredinnick (Australian)

Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize and many Australian poetry awards, is the author of 11 works of poetry and prose including: Fire Diary, winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award; The Blue Plateau, shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and winner of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award; The Little Red Writing Book; and Australia’s Wild Weather. His poems and essays are widely published in Australia and the United States. He lives on the Wingecarribee River, south-west of Sydney.

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MC Trey (Australian)

MC Trey is an ARIA, Urban Music, 3D and Jack Awards nominee and was named one of Sydney's Top 100 Creatives in 2010. Over the years, Trey has established herself as a prominent artist within hip hop and urban music in Australia. Her unique style offers a fresh serve of positive, melodic and insightful rhymes and rhythms about life, love and her experiences. In addition to being an artist, she's also a cultural community developer in Western Sydney with Information Cultural Exchange.

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Virginia Trioli (Australian)

Virginia Trioli is one of Australia’s best-known journalists and has won two Walkley Awards, among other accolades. Virginia has held senior positions at The Age and The Bulletin, and for eight years hosted the Drive program on 774 ABC Melbourne, and the Morning program on 702 ABC Sydney. She has been the host of ABC TV's Lateline and a presenter on ABC TV's Sunday Arts. She currently anchors ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24.

Thomas Tudehope (Australian)

Thomas Tudehope is one of Australia's most recognised social media experts. Thomas pioneered the use of social media and online activism in Australian politics through his work with Malcolm Turnbull as a cabinet minister, leader of the Opposition and member for Wentworth. Since then Thomas has worked at Sky News and at social media advisory firm SR7. He now runs his own social media consultancy. Thomas has been widely published on issues such as online privacy, cyber bullying and media in the digital age.

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Lee Tulloch (Australian)

Malcolm Turnbull (Australian)

Malcolm Turnbull is a member of the House of Representatives and is currently shadow minister for communications and broadband. He was leader of the Opposition from September 2008 to December 2009 and prior to that shadow treasurer. Elected to Federal Parliament as the member for Wentworth in 2004, Malcolm was appointed parliamentary secretary to the prime minister with responsibility for national water policy, and in 2007 appointed to Cabinet as the minister for environment and water resources.

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Lucy Turnbull (Australian)

Lucy Turnbull is a businesswoman and company director. She chairs ASX-listed biotechnology company Prima Biomed Limited. Lucy was Sydney’s first female lord mayor (2003-2004) and deputy lord mayor (1999-2003). She is the author of Sydney: Biography of a city, and for many years worked as a lawyer and as an investment banker. Lucy is currently a member of the board of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, the Biennale of Sydney, the Redfern Foundation Limited and the Turnbull Foundation. She is also a board member of the NSW Cancer Institute.

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