Danielle – the first female editor of Fairfax’s metropolitan masthead the Brisbane Times – is a founding member of the Queensland WIM committee. The award-winning journalist has worked in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Africa, and Canberra. She spent seven years in the federal press gallery reporting on stories ranging from the coup that ended Kevin Rudd’s prime ministership to the Canberra firestorm. She was part of the team that won a Walkey Award for coverage of the disaster.
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.