Mark Colvin was one of Australia's most beloved and respected journalists and broadcasters. In an award-winning career spanning more than four decades, he covered major events for the ABC at home and as a foreign correspondent. For the last twenty years, he was a familiar voice as the presenter of ABC radio's current affairs program PM. He was a master interviewer, and a prolific contributor to the Twittersphere. On 11 May 2017, Mark died aged 65 after struggling with a rare auto-immune disease for more than 20 years. He is greatly missed. In a very special free event, Peter Greste, Jonathan Holmes, Sally Heath and James Jeffrey — some of Mark's closest friends and colleagues — pay tribute to the great @Colvinius.
James Jeffrey (Australian)
James Jeffrey is the award-winning parliamentary sketch-writer and Strewth columnist for The Australian. He is also the author of The Wonk's Dictionary (with Jon Kudelka), My Family and Other Animus, and Paprika Paradise.
Jonathan Holmes (Australian)
Jonathan Holmes was a television journalist for 45 years. After twelve years at the BBC he joined the ABC as Executive Producer of Four Corners in 1982. Between then and his retirement in 2013 he was variously the ABC’s Head of Documentaries, Executive Producer of Foreign Correspondent and The 7.30 Report, Washington reporter, Four Corners reporter, and for five years the presenter of Media Watch. He still reports occasionally for ABC TV. His essay On Aunty was published this year.