(“Free Speech and Buried Truths”, p.10) is a Cobble Cobble woman from Queensland, a pro vice chancellor and professor of law at UNSW, and a member of the Referendum Council.
(“The Roads to APEC”, p.13) is a Melbournebased freelance journalist and author.
(“Speaking for the Dead”, p.16) is a writer, a lecturer and a legal researcher with a doctorate in criminal law. She is the author of The Trauma Cleaner.
(“The Future End of Town”, p.18) is a Sydneybased freelance writer. She has appeared in The New Yorker and The Guardian.
(“The Courts”, p.20) is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Her most recent book is the collection Everywhere I Look.
(“Leave No Trace”, p.22) is a Fairfax commentator, and a former adviser to prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.
(“I Left the Immigration Department to Speak Out”, p.34) is a former officer of the Department of Home Affairs.
(“A New Theory of Cancer”, p.40) is a physicist and astrobiologist at Arizona State University, where he is Regents’ Professor and Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science. His next book, The Demon in the Machine, will be published by Penguin in early 2019.
(“A Woman Walks Alone at Night”, p.48) is the author of Adult Fantasy, which is shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Literature Best Writing Award, and The Island Will Sink. She is a lecturer at Deakin University.
(“On Broadway”, p.54) is a freelance journalist based in New York.
(“A Bigger, Shinier Cage”, p.57) is a critic and editor who has contributed to the ABC, SBS and the Melbourne International Film Festival.
(“The Outlaw Robert Redford”, p.60) is a critic for The Hollywood Reporter and the former editor of Inside Film.
(“In Light of Recent Events”, p.66) is an illustrator, artist and cartoonist. His latest book is Overheard – The Art of Eavesdropping. His work currently adorns a tram as part of the Melbourne Festival’s Art Tram project.