Name:  David Marr

Bio: Journalist, author; political & social commentator

The Rudd Prime Ministership – 10th August 2010

The Media and Australian Politics

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.1 in 2005 (pages 121-124)

Following the 2004 federal election and Labor’s loss, many leading media figures were criticised for wrongly forecasting a Labor victory and for being too easily mesmerised by Labor’s new leader, Mark Latham. Is the Canberra Press Gallery too removed from the average Australian experience, and too remote in its Parliament House offices to detect the mood of the electorate, in spite of opinion polls? To discuss all this and more, David Marr, Sydney journalist and former ABC TV Media Watch presenter, Catharine Lumby, Director of Media Studies at the University of Sydney and Gerard Henderson, columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age came together at The Sydney Institute on Monday 24 January 2005.

Pauline Hanson: One Nation & The Politics of Race

David Marr, journalist, author and political & social commentator, is the author (most recently) of Quarterly Essay’s The White Queen – One Nation and The Politics of Race. As Marr writes, “This woman went to prison, danced the cha-cha on national television for a couple of years, and failed so often at the ballot box […]

Pauline Hanson: One Nation & the Politics of Race – David Marr

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Pauline Hanson: One Nation & the Politics of Race

Speaker(s): David Marr Date: 2017-05-03 Venue: Allens, Level 28 Deutsche Bank Building, 126 Phillip Street (entrance from Hunter Street), Sydney. Time: 5:30 for 6:00pm

The Art of Argument

On Wednesday 10 February 2016, The Sydney Institute organised a discussion on the art of argument between David Marr, author, Sydney journalist and former ABC TV Media Watch presenter and Gerard Henderson, Executive director of The Sydney Institute, columnists for The Weekend Australian and media commentator. The discussion was chaired by media veteran and ABC Compass […]

The Art of Argument

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The Art of Argument

Speaker(s): David Marr|Gerard Henderson Date: 2016-02-10 Venue: The Gallipoli Club, 12 Loftus Street (between Bridge Street & Alfred Street), Sydney Time: 5.00 for 5.30pm

The Rudd Prime Ministership

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The Rudd Prime Ministership

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 […]

The Rudd Prime Ministership

Speaker(s): David Marr|Nicholas Stuart Date: 2010-08-10 Venue: Gilbert &Tobin, Citigroup Tower, Level 37, 2 Park Street (between George & Pitt Street), Sydney Time: 6:00pm (arrive at 5:30pm)