John Warhurst AO is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University in Canberra where he was Professor of Political Science from 1993–2008. Before that he was Professor of Politics at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, from 1985–1993. He has been a weekly columnist for The Canberra Times since 1998. He also writes occasionally for The Footy Almanac and is a member of both the Adelaide Crows and the GWS Giants. He has been chair of the Australian Republican Movement (2002–2005), campaigning for an Australian Head of State for Australia, and Deputy Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia (2007–2012), the church's peak body for social services. In 2009 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for
Kerry Murphy is a partner with the specialist immigration law firm D'Ambra Murphy Lawyers. He is a student of Arabic, former Jesuit Refugee Service coordinator, teaches at ANU and was recognised by AFR best lawyers survey as one of Australia's top immigration lawyers.
Benedict Coleridge writes the A Word Edgeways column for Eureka Street. He currently works as a policy researcher based in Brussels. He will begin graduate study in political theory in September 2013. He tweets as @Ben_Coleridge
Gillian Bouras is an Australian writer who has been based in the Peloponnese, Greece, for more than 30 years. She has had eight books published; another (Seeing and Believing) is accessible via her website. Her journalism has been published in six countries. She has three sons and three grandsons, with one son living permanently in Australia, so she herself has had to learn to live with 'the divided heart'. But Gillian herself will always be Aussie.
Moira Rayner is a barrister and writer.
Barry Gittins and Jen Vuk
Barry Gittins and Jen Vuk write the Book Chat column for Eureka Street. Barry is a communication and research consultant for the Salvation Army who has written for Inside History, Crosslight, The Transit Lounge, Changing Attitude Australia and The Rubicon. Jen is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Herald Sun, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age and The Good Weekend.
David James has been a financial journalist for 28 years. He was a senior writer and columnist at BRW for 25 years, a senior journalist at AAA Banking magazine, an editor and writer for stockbroker JB Were & Sons and a journalist at The Melbourne Herald. He is author of Managing for the Twenty First Century and The Business Devil’s Dictionary. He has a PhD from Monash University: Illusions of Time in Shakespeare's Plays. He now works as a freelance journalist and editor.
Ray Cassin has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, beginning as a cadet on The West Australian in 1980. He has been opinion editor and chief leader writer of The Age, and editor of The Age Review. From 1989–1995 he worked at Jesuit Publications, the forerunner of Jesuit Communications, where he was one of the founding staff members of Eureka Street. He is now a contributing editor of Eureka Street and a tutor in ethics in the journalism program at Swinburne University of Technology.
Fiona Katauskas draws a weekly political cartoon for Eureka Street. She is a Sydney based cartoonist and illustrator. Her work has also appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian and New Matilda. Her political cartoons also pop up regularly in the Museum of Australian Democracy's annual Behind the Lines exhibition and Scribe Publications' Best Political Cartoons of the year anthologies.
Peter Kirkwood was the producer of Eureka Street TV from 2009 to 2012. He is a freelance writer and video consultant with a master's degree from the Sydney College of Divinity.
Ellena Savage writes The Savage Mind column for Eureka Street. She is the arts editor at The Lifted Brow, politics editor at SPOOK Magazine, and has written about literature, feminism, and political culture for publications including Overland, the Australian Book Review, Right Now, Arena, and Farrago, which she co-edited in 2010. Her 2012 essay 'A Man Like Luai' won the Tharunka Non-fiction prize. She tweets as @RarrSavage and her website is ellenasavage.com.
Fatima Measham is a Melbourne-based social commentator and editorial consultant for Eureka Street. Her work has also appeared in The Drum, ABC Religion & Ethics, and National Times. She is a recipient of the Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship in 2013. She blogs at This Is Complicated and tweets as @foomeister.
Tony Kevin is a former Australian ambassador to Cambodia and Poland, and the author of Crunch Time, a book exploring Australia's inadequate policy responses to the climate change crisis. His most recent book is Reluctant Rescuers (2012). His previous publication on refugee boat tragedy — A Certain Maritime Incident — was the recipient of a NSW Premier's literary award in 2005.
Peter Thomas is the voice of Eureka Street Radio. An accomplished broadcaster and television filmmaker, Peter has produced documentaries, typically social justice, spirituality and inter-faith features for Australian and overseas networks, including ABC-TV and SBS. His Eureka Street podcast contribution is a return to his broadcast roots having worked as a radio and television announcer in many parts of Australia. In retirement he has an involvement in community radio and a strong interest in meditation, conducting frequent workshops and training programs.
Catherine Marshall is a Sydney-based journalist and travel writer. She started her career as a broadcast journalist in her native South Africa and has written for magazines, newspapers and online publications in Australia, South Africa, the United States and Asia. She micro-blogs at www.zizzyballord.com and tweets as @zizzyballordand. Her writing can be seen at www.catherineamarshall.blogspot.com.
Megan Graham is a freelance writer, journalist, and occasional blogger based in Melbourne. She is passionate about writing that humanises and empowers people, particularly women. She won Eureka Street's 2013 Margaret Dooley Award for Young Writers and has been published in Crosslight newspaper and Adios Barbie. Follow Megan on Twitter @secondhandstori