Cathie is ABC Queensland’s Regional Editor. She has 30 years of media experience and has been Director of News at the Ten Network in Sydney and Brisbane. She’s an award-winning broadcast journalist and was recognised for her mentoring skills in 2014 with a Queensland Clarion award for her Contribution to Journalism.
Power, Politics, The Press - and The Woman Problem: Why Does It Matter?
With the recent NSW election, a looming federal election and next year, a Queensland election, a diverse panel of senior editors and journalists from across the media spectrum including the ABC, Fairfax, Newscorp and commercial TV networks, discuss the challenges facing political parties and policy-makers at a time when business and industry is working to achieve gender diversity, are some political parties more out of step than ever? Around the country, politicians are demanding change. Female leaders in politics, media and industry are finding their own way around obstacles of old. Queensland leads the field as an equal opportunity government – how did they do it, and is it time for mandatory quotas? Women in Media is a nationwide organisation aimed at increasing gender diversity for women working in the media industry and in the representation of women in the media.