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George Negus

George Negus is a well-known and respected journalist. A career spanning over 40 years, George has traveled the globe broadcasting for popular and informative programs such as 60 Minutes and SBS TV’s Dateline. George Negus makes for a brilliant keynote sharing topical stories of interest. He is also an exceptional MC, Host and Facilitator.

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Apart from their great words on stage, their presence in the room added a real buzz. Both offered themselves freely to guests who wanted to mix and meet two great speakers.
Ballarat Innovation Festival 

Excellent.  George was great to work with, very approachable and above all, professional.  He exceeded all of our expectations and we would love to work with him again.
Conference Solutions  

You will be pleased to hear that evaluations received showed that this year’s Forum was considered to be ‘very entertaining and useful’, ‘thought provoking’, ‘a good overview of current issues facing Local Government’, ‘well thought out and presented in this climate of litigation’ and 'motivational, good fun and informative’.
LGMA  

George gave a very ‘personal’ presentation specifically tailored to our conference theme. SA Primary Principals Association   George was very, very well received. His speech was quite good, and his attention to our guests throughout the whole night was exceptional
AusIMM - VIC (The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy)
George Negus Travels from NSW
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George Negus's Biography

George Negus is a well-known and respected journalist.  A career spanning over 40 years, George has traveled the globe broadcasting for popular and informative programs such as 60 Minutes and SBS TV’s Dateline. George Negus makes for a brilliant keynote sharing topical stories of interest.  He is also an exceptional MC, Host and Facilitator.  

George Negus studied arts and pursued a career as a high school teacher before going back to Queensland University to study journalism in his late 20s. He commenced his new profession as a reporter for The Australian and Financial Review newspapers and also spent a brief spell behind the political scenes in Canberra with then Attorney General Lionel Murphy. This role led to his first political interviews on television for the irreverent and highly regarded ABC program, This Day Tonight.  

Over many years George Negus has interviewed or profiled people in politics, the arts and sport, amongst them musical geniuses Bob Marley, Enya and Dylan; Hollywood legends Steven Spielberg and Robert Redford; an exclusive with Australia's INXS band after Michael Hutchence's death and his infamous Margaret Thatcher interview. George has interviewed the entire last generation of Australian Prime Ministers and a myriad of national icons including Cathy Freeman and Paul Hogan. His incisive tracking of the Israeli conflict via several of its leaders and peace-brokers is highly respected.  

Like any versatile journalist George has also covered a huge gambit of community issues - addressing the treatment of the intellectually disabled, the scandal of uranium dump sites in outback Aboriginal settlements and the economic fortunes of ‘Down Under'. In the process, he has worked alongside some of the great cameramen and producers of the past twenty years.  

Throughout his public career, George's commitments have extended to various boards and committees including the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal's Violence Inquiry, the Federal Government's Environmental Futures Group, the Order of Australia Committee, Soccer Australia, Saggi - the promotion of Italian language and culture and LandCare.  

In 2004, George hosted George Negus Tonight - the 6.30pm national time slot on ABC Television then in 2005, he was appointed presenter of Dateline - the SBS flagship current affairs program.   During 2011 George was the host of the network's 6pm News and Public Affairs program, 6pm with George Negus, an initiative implemented to provide viewers with in-depth analysis of critical national and international issues. In late 2011, he returned to Network Ten's The Project as a panellist.  

In addition to presenting news and current affairs for television, George Negus is an exceptional facilitator of debates, corporate conferencing and other government and business forums. With his ‘wonderful, warm, common touch,' George makes audiences feel at ease and encourages relaxed and open participation in workshops, debates and conferences. Always a keen ideas-man, George also enjoys community and business consulting.

Speaking Topics Include

Australia – Are We Ready for the Third Way?
Facilitator and MC
Life as a Foreign Correspondent
The Personalities of Power