Ideas for a brighter future for all

For Griffith University's A Better Future for All series, in partnership with HOTA, Home of the Arts, Kerry O'Brien welcomed Leigh Sales AM. 

Kerry O’Brien in conversation with one of Australia’s most well-respected journalists Leigh Sales AM. With 27 years at the helm of the ABC’s 7:30 between them, the pair discussed life at the pinnacle of daily television current affairs.  

Leigh talked about the big historic moments she’s covered, the prime ministers who have come and gone, the interviews that have challenged her and the ones she’s loved. They also talked about Leigh’s time anchoring Lateline and reporting from Washington in the years of George W. Bush and the Iraq war, and the changing face of politics and journalism since she joined the ABC nearly three decades ago.  

Don’t miss this meeting of two of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists.  

Leigh Sales AM bio 

Leigh Sales AM is a multi award-winning author and journalist. In her wide and varied journalistic career, she’s anchored the ABC’s prime-time current events program 7:30, as well as being the face of the network’s major events coverage including federal election and budget nights. She’s interviewed every living Australian Prime Minister and innumerable world leaders and celebrities, from Hilary Clinton and Tony Blair to Paul McCartney and Elton John.  

A three-time winner of Australia’s highest journalism prize, the Walkley Award, Leigh is also the author of four books including the national bestseller Any Ordinary Day. She also co-hosts the smash hit podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb. In 2018 Leigh was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to journalism. 


The details


Thursday 25 August 2022

7.15 pm AEST (UTC +10:00)


The event may contain adult themes and is not recommended for people under 15 years of age.

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