Virginia will deliver the Australia Day Address, Order of Australia Association, ACT Branch

26th January 2015, Royal Canberra Gold Club >>

"The Middle East: Is the Islamic State Vanquishable?" join Virginia in conversation with Prof Amin Saikal

Thursday 29th January, ANU Main Theatre, ANU Arts Centre >>
Virginia Haussegger


Virginia is the face of ABC TV News in Canberra. She is an award winning journalist, writer and commentator whose extensive media career spans more than 25 years.

In June 2014 Virginia was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community as an advocate for women's rights, gender equity and the media.

Her seminal article on feminism and childlessness was ranked by The Age newspaper  as among the most significant opinion pieces published in its 150 year history.

Her book Wonder Woman: The myth of 'having it all' was launched by Julia Gillard at the National Press Club in 2005.


Virginia’s work has taken her around the world, reporting for Australia’s leading current affairs programs.

In 2009 she travelled to Afghanistan to highlight the plight of women and children. And in 2011 curated the exhibition "Eye On Afghanistan"

A sought after Speaker, MC and Facilitator, Virginia regularly addresses corporate and government forums on issues inlcuding  women, power and leadership.

in 2010 Virginia was elected to the Board of UN Women National Committe Australia and received an honorary appointment as Adjunct Professor at he ANZSOG Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra. She is Patron of Save The Children ACT