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Testimonials for Paul Barry
“A man who knows how to tell a good story.”
“Extremely entertaining and informative guest speaker. Took us into another world with his stories of corporate corruption."
“Excellent. Paul was an outstanding, highly articulate dinner speaker. His address, built around some of corporate Australia's more notorious 'entrepreneurs', was thoughtful and well-structured with enough meat to be both entertaining and thought-provoking. The fact that he also made the effort to mix with the CFOs and their partners before and after his presentation was greatly appreciated.“
International Management Australia
"Excellent. Paul was very entertaining and held the audience right throughout his address. I received many comments afterwards saying he was one of our best speakers."
Brisbane Advertising Association
"A very entertaining and brilliant speaker” rated 10/10.
Institute of Chartered Accountants
Fee Range: $5001 to $10000
Paul Barry's Biography
Some journalists might see upsetting the Packers and Murdochs as career suicide, but Paul Barry has built his highly successful and respected career out of doing just that.
Barry studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. In 1973 he graduated with 1st Class Honours. Paul began his journalistic career in London as economics correspondent for the Investors Chronicle. Born in England, Paul has lived in Australia since 1986 and is now one of the country’s most respected journalists.
Paul Barry’s films for the ABC’s Four Corners in the early 1990s won him every major TV award in Australia. Paul Barry's work as a journalist has won numerous awards, including a Walkley Award in 2001 for an expose on tax-dodging barristers. He is a former host of the ABC's 'Media Watch' and Channel 7's 'Witness'. He has also reported for Channel 9's 'A Current Affair' and '60 Minutes' and written for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Paul’s investigations of Alan Bond’s and Kerry Packer’s business affairs in the 1980s and 1990s led to three best-selling books. The Rise & Fall of Alan Bond was described by one reviewer as "essential reading for anyone with even a passing interest in business and its morality during the turbulent 1980s." The Age wrote: "Paul Barry's Four Corners expose of Alan Bond had a devastating impact on public perceptions of Bond and his empire. This book is even more powerful: it carries a kick like a mule's."
The Packer book was short listed for the Banjo Awards in 1994. The judges commented: "The Rise & Rise of Kerry Packer combines the highest standards of investigative journalism with admirable professional balance and a refusal to be intimidated by perceptions of power." The Adelaide Advertiser labelled it: "Brilliant ... a tribute to Barry's wide and deep journalistic skills."
Paul’s book, Rich Kids, published in April 2004, charts the rise and fall of One-Tel, in which the Packer’s and Murdoch’s lost almost $1 billion.
More recently Paul Barry has hosted The Times and Witness on Channel 7 and, has presented the ABC’s Media Watch. Barry’s investigations of Alan Bond’s and Kerry Packer’s business affairs in the 1980s and 1990s led to three best-selling books. Paul’s latest book, Going for Broke, is about how Alan Bond got away with a fortune. Paul Barry’s experiences and observations provide an interesting take on the media and a somewhat colourful view of ‘corporate crooks’.
His latest book published in August 2006, is an unauthorised biography of Shane Warne, called Spun Out.