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CBC August Luncheon

Date: Thursday 25 August, 2022
Time: 11:45am-2:00pm
Venue: Rydges Campbelltown
Speaker: Geraldine Doogue AO
Topic: Trust & integrity in public & personal life - from a veteran media journalist's perspective
Dress: Professional Attire
RSVP: 18 August 2022

Geraldine Doogue had originally planned a career as a schoolteacher. However, having completed her Arts degree in 1972, she applied on an impulse for a journalism cadetship with The West Australian instead. Since then she has thrived on that impulsive decision.

Within the first ten years of her career, Geraldine had carved out a reputation in print, television and radio, including two years at the London Bureau working for the Murdoch group’s Australian papers.

Her entrance into television was unexpected. Whilst covering a story for The Australian, an ABC Television reporter interviewed her for a Four Corners program.

When the head office executives saw the interview, they were so impressed with her on-camera presence that they offered Geraldine the Perth compere’s position for ABC Television’s then new program Nationwide. She soon moved to Sydney to host the NSW edition of the program and established herself as one of the most respected and popular personalities on national television.

Geraldine will be speaking on “Trust & integrity in public & personal life – from a veteran media journalist’s perspective.”

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Please note that guests will need to comply with any health orders that may be laid out by the NSW Government at this time.


Venue
Rydges Campbelltown
Contact Person
Debbie Gates
Street Address
15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown
Phone
0411 205 063

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Geraldine then worked for a time on commercial radio with 2UE and on commercial television, co-presenting Channel 10’s main news bulletin, before returning to the ABC in 1990. She played a major role in ABC TV’s coverage of the Gulf War. During this period Geraldine was awarded two Penguin Awards and a United Nations Media Peace Prize.

In 1992 Geraldine began presenting Life Matters, a new ABC Radio National program which set out to cover the full gamut of social issues in everyday life. In 1998, she also became host of ABC TV’s Compass program, which looks at issues of spirituality, philosophy and belief every Sunday evening. After 11 years with Life Matters, she moved to Saturday mornings to host a program focusing on international politics, Australia’s role on the world stage, and business, called Saturday Extra.

In 2000 Geraldine was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for social and cultural reporting. In 2003, she was recognised with an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to the community and media.

Geraldine Doogue is married with two children and two step-children.

Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world.

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