David Marr is an Australian journalist, author, and political and social commentator. His areas of expertise include the law, Australian politics, censorship, the media and the arts. He writes for The Sydney Morning Herald and appears as a semi-regular panelist on the ABC television programs, Q & A and Insiders. Marr’s In Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd, for Quarterly Essay 38, Marr exposed many of the personal flaws in Kevin Rudd’s ego just weeks before his downfall as Labor PM. David Marr addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 10 August to review some of the fallout from his essay.

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