The National Press Club hosts a live broadcast as part of the inagural Australian Arab Women's Dialogue. The forum's theme - "Raising Arab Women's Voices in an Evolving Arab World": prominant women leaders in discussion with Virginia Haussegger.
UN Women Australia Forum - "The Gender Agenda"
National Press Club broadcast live on ABCNews 24, 6th March 2013 (click here for video...)
An International Women's Day panel discussion hosted by Virginia, with panelists, Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek; Deputy Opposition Leader, Julie Bishop; and Exec Dir of UN Women Australia, Julie McKay.
In an increasingly globalised and urbanised world, the future of regional Australia is being shaped by the challenges of industrial, technological, environmental and population change. Now, more than ever, education is the key to future prosperity for individuals, as well as the nation. So, how well equipped are regional universities to meet the diversity of challenges ahead? And what role should universities play in regional development and sustainability?
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The University of Canberra Alumni Network and the Faculty of Health hosted a public forum on 29th October 2012 to ask the challenging questions about what Role and Responsibility Society must play in the Emotional Health of our Community. The forum was facilitated by ABC Presenter, Virginia Haussegger, and the expert panel included Prof Helen Berry; Prof Lisa Jackson Pulver; Joe Roff; David Lovegrove and Francis Sullivan.
Professor Ramesh Thakur is the Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at the ANU. He is a global expert in nuclear arms control and a former Assistant Secretary General at the United Nations. He spoke with Virginia Haussegger on ABC New24's 'One Plus One'.
The man they call the 'Recovery Tsar', who was in charge of President Obama's $787 Billion dollar Recovery and Reinvestment plan, visited Australia as a guest of the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the ANU. He spoke with Virginia in Canberra, for the ABC's 'One Plus One'.
Maryam Namazie, human rights camaigner.
Virginia interviews spokesperson for 'One Law For All' Maryam Namazie about her organisations push to stop the integration of Islamic Sharia law into the British legal system. An Iranian born human rights campaigner, Marayam is the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, and along with Salman Rushdie is one of 12 signatories to the the 'Manifesto: Together facing the new totalitariansim.
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The Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce AC gave the opening address at the ANZSOG Institute event, Celbrating the Contribution of Women to Public Sector Excellence.
Photo by Silas Brown
ABC News anchor and journalist Virginia Haussegger says she was born with a passion for social justice. A strong advocate for children and women's rights and a board member for UN Women, Virginia has now taken on a new role, as the patron for Save The Children's ACT branch, an organisation that aims to improve the protection, education and health of disadvantaged children around the world ... (click Jpeg to continue).
Simon Sheikh, National Director GetUp!
Virginia interviews a champion of political activism and perhaps Australia's most influential lobbiest, Simon Sheikh, the 25 year old National Director of GetUp!
100 Years of International Women's Day, Government House, Canberra
The 8th of March 2011 marked the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, and the launch of UN Women Australia. The Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce AC hosted a gathering of several hundred women from across the nation to celebrate the past, present and future of Australian women's lives. Viginia was MC and speakers included, the Governor General, Wendy McCarthy, MInister Kate Ellis, Julie McKay and Holly Ranson. (Click here for more... or to watch video ...)
Photo: Sanaz Fotouhi
"Children of the Afghan War" - hosted by NGO Save The Children, at the National Press Club, Canberra.
Virginia Haussegger leads the conversation with humanitarian specialists Mike Penrose, Ali Rahim Ghaznawee, and Susan Harris Rimmer, exploring the emerging opportunities for children in Afghanistan, ones that take into account the difficulties in delivering education and health services to children, especially in regional areas. (Click for more ... or to watch video ...)
Capital Magazine, April 2001. Photo by Elizabeth Hawkes
As a feminist, community leader, commentator and face of the ABC in Canberra, Virginia Haussegger should be feeling rather content with her achievements as she approaches her tenth anniversary in the capital, but instead she's contemplating new challenges ... (click PDF to continue)
" Writing was always my first passion. Journalism was an afterthought... As a journalist over the past couple of decades, I have had the enormous privilege of recording, documenting and commenting on Australian life, the people and the events that have shaped and challenged us all. My work has also taken me around the world ..." (continued...)
Journalist Rachel Hills finds the pressure to couple up, reproduce and settle down is stronger - and more insidious - than ever. She interviews Virginia on the cult of celebrity coupling that has swept the western world. (Click here for link)
Virginia was opening speaker for the Affirmative at the IQ2 Debate "Feminism Has Failed". Organized by St James Ethics Centre and The Wheeler Centre, the debate was recorded in front of a live audience at the Melbourne Town Hall, 22 September 2010.
The debate was broadcast on ABC TV "Big Ideas" (click ... to watch video)
ABC Radio National "Life Matters", 15 October 2010 (click ... to listen)
An edited transcript of Virginia's speech is published on the ABC Drum (click ... to read)
Famous around the world for her crime novels and psychological thrillers with a political twist, Ruth Rendell is perhaps less known for her passionate campaigning against FGM - Female Genital Mutilation. During a brief visit to Australia she discussed the issue with Virginia on ABC TV "Stateline". ( ...click here for video)
Journalist Alan Ramsey is a veteran of the Canberra Press Gallery. After 50 years in the game, he retired in 2009, to observe and critique from outside the press pit. Here on the eve of the 2010 Election vote, Ramsey lets loose on the campaign... and what it is that's infesting Australian politics. ( ...Click here for video)
The outgoing British High Commissioner, Baroness Valerie Amos, is about to leave Australia to take up her new role at the United Nations as Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordination. Here, in a rare moment of personal reflection, Lady Amos speaks with Virginia Haussegger on "Stateline" about her extraordinary career trajectory and the huge task ahead.( ... click for video)
The pressure on young women to 'be it all' and 'have it all' is at times overwhelming. Cleo journalist Candice Chung talks to Virginia Haussegger about why girls and young women are so tough on themselves. (Click PDF to continue ...)
The 13th Canberra International Film Festival has a new President, Virginia Haussegger, and a new Artistic Director, Simon Weaving, so 'look out' - something new is coming to town ... (click PDF to continue)
(Photo: Virginia Haussegger, Julie Posetti, Prof Hilary Charlesworth, Dr Sharkira Hussein)
On the 27th June 2009, Virginia's weekly column in The Canberra Times called for a ban on women wearing the Burqa and the Niquab in Australia. The public response was immediate, loud and vigorous. with numerous letters to the Editor and callers to talkback radio wanting to debate the issue. Many agreed with Virginia and many clearly didn't. In response to the outcry The Australian National University convened a public forum. With limited seating, the event sold out immediately. The forum was broadcast by ABC Fora ( ... click here for broadcast )
"Mahboba's Promise" by Virginia Haussegger, 7.30 Report, ABC TV
After almost three decades of bloody conflict, Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of widowhood in the world, and more than one and half million orphans. It takes a brave woman to roll up her sleeves and dedicate her life to fixing the problem. Sydney woman Mahboba Rawi travelled Australia raising money to feed, house and support the orphans and widows of Afghanistan. Last month she returned to her homeland after a two year absence, only to find life on the streets is tougher than ever. (... click here for Video ... Transcript.)
"I've always been passionately interested in the issue of Islam and gender and the treatment of women, and I've written about that quiet a number of times," says Virginia ( continue ... )