An evening with Sarah Ferguson
From the darkest corners of Parliament House to the abattoirs of Indonesia, award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson has uncovered some of the most controversial issues on Australian television in recent years.
Whether you know Sarah from her role as the presenter of the ABC’s flagship current-affairs program Four Corners, her damning expose on live meat exports to Indonesia, or her incredible insight into domestic violence in the ABC series “Hitting Home“, you will no doubt be familiar with her ability to identify and analyse the ‘big issues’.
100 Women in Business guests attended this intimate cocktail event to hear Sarah talk about her newly released book, “The Killing Season“, which offers a behind-the-scenes look into her critically acclaimed documentary series of the same name that aired in 2015. The series examined the forces shaping the ALP during the Rudd/Gillard years, and provided ‘un-missable’ viewing for many Australians fascinated by a period of political intrigue and instability.
A Gold Walkley Award winning journalist, Sarah spoke candidly on her insight into the book, her reflections on Julia Gillard as our first female Prime Minister, and the often tricky relationships between politicians and the media. She also discussed some of the many challenges she has faced as a TV journalist and in particular, how female journalists are perceived and treated differently both here and overseas.
All guests received a copy of Sarah’s book, The Killing Season, and were able to meet with her at the end of the night to have their book signed.