Quentin Dempster AM



Quentin is a broadcaster, journalist and author. He is currently contributing editor of The New Daily and a director of the Walkley Foundation. He is a former director (staff-elected) of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1992-96). He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to current affairs and journalism. Starting from a cadetship with the Maryborough Chronicle in Queensland, he worked for the Brisbane Telegraph as chief political reporter and columnist. From 1984 he joined the ABC as political reporter and then current affairs  presenter of The 7.30 Report.  He presented the NSW edition of the program from 1990 to 1994, headed the ABC investigative unit and presented Stateline, later 7.30 NSW from 1996 to 2016. He is the author of three ground breaking books: Honest Cops (1992); Whistleblowers (1997) and Death Struggle – How political malice and boardroom power plays are killing the ABC (2000).

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