BEING HUMAN Conversation




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Triple blind dates and political takedowns: what it’s like being the new face of Australian media.

To coincide with Youth Week, Hannah Ferguson (CEO of Cheek Media Co. and author of Bite Back) will take to the stage in conversation with The Ethics Centre’s Executive Director Dr Simon Longstaff AO.  

Known for her unabashed candour around everything, from conservatism to the importance of sex toys, this conversation will turn Hannah’s famously sharp mind and bold perspectives towards ethical issues facing people who are young in Australia right now. This is a rare opportunity for two people from very different generations to come together for some real chat on the big (and little) things that are keeping us up at night. 

The Ethics Centre’s ‘In Conversation with…’ series is an intimate opportunity to delve into contemporary issues we are grappling with – and perhaps see things from a different perspective. 

Event livestream will be available to watch on demand for up to 14 days post the event. 


Hannah Ferguson

Hannah Ferguson is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of independent news commentary platform, Cheek Media Co., and the co-host of news and culture podcast, Big Small Talk. In 2023, Hannah released her debut book, Bite Back. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing from The University of Queensland. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, the Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey and more. 


Dr Simon Longstaff AO

Dr Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory of Australia. He is proud of his kinship ties to the Anindilyakwa people. After a period studying law in Sydney and teaching in Tasmania, he pursued postgraduate studies as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1991, Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre. In 2013, he was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy.” Simon is an Adjunct Professor of the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW, a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Royal Society of NSW and the Australian Risk Policy Institute.