Farrah Tomazin is a investigative reporter and senior journalist for The Age, with interests in politics, social justice, legal affairs and government integrity.
She has covered multiple state and federal elections throughout her career – most recently as the Victorian Politics Editor for The Sunday Age.
Her in-depth reporting on issues such as Safe Schools, marriage equality, and same-sex adoption have placed her at the forefront of national debates affecting the LGBTI community, while her latest investigation into the insidious world of gay conversion therapy has prompted a broad-ranging inquiry in Victoria and various crackdowns from political leaders across the country.
Farrah joined Fairfax Media in 2000, covering general news, crime, and local government, before embarking on an award-winning stint as the newspaper’s education editor.
She lives in St Kilda East with her partner Tessa and their cavoodle, George Michael Jackson.
Elisabeth has more than 30 years of experience in corporate affairs and communications. She started as a journalist, contributing to newspapers, radio programs and magazines and writing several books. Elisabeth has an in-depth understanding of the not-for-profit, government and corporate sectors, and her most recent roles were as GM Corporate Affairs at Rural Ambulance Victoria, Head of Communications at the Bushfire Appeal Fund, Head of Corporate Affairs at national youth mental health foundation headspace and as the CEO of youth homelessness organisation, Ladder. Working with young people and communities to ensure they have the best outcomes possible has been a focus for the past decade.
Elisabeth has a Masters of Communications and her thesis was on the role sport plays in building social inclusion. She is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and has won international awards for government engagement campaigns.
Migrating from television reporting to screenwriting almost two decades ago, David is best known for writing the Logie and AACTA-nominated Carlotta for ABC TV, and developing the internationally successful Prisoner reboot Wentworth for Foxtel.
His work on multiple seasons of hit teen series Nowhere Boys garnered numerous awards, including an International Emmy, and opened the door to working internationally. Currently focused on original work, David has a slate of new projects underway in Australia, the US and the UK.
In addition to executive roles at Matchbox and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, David’s writing credits include Wanted, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, A Place to Call Home, All Saints, Stingers, Bed of Roses and Dance Academy.
Emma is a community and arts sector advocate, and a practising lawyer and manager of the Governance and Legal team at ACMI – the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. ACMI is Australia’s national museum of film, TV, video games, digital culture and art – at the heart of Melbourne in Fed Square.
Emma is the longest serving Lady Mayoress of Melbourne, during which time she was patron of the National Council of Women of Victoria and the Lady Mayoress’ Committee, an Ambassador for the Melbourne Art Fair and a passionate Midsumma Carnival Dog Show judge.
Emma has a long involvement with Artists for Kids, a charity which is supported by high profile local artists and raises money for children living in the inner city. She was a volunteer night manager at the Victorian AIDS Council through the mid to late nineties, and is a long-time Joy FM listener and member.
Emma has been a GLOBE judge since 2014.
Matt is a Performance Lead at ANZ, focused on helping Business Owners to start, run and grow their businesses. Joining ANZ in 2004, Matt has worked nationally in roles covering Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships.
Matt has a passion for innovation and customers, he is also the co-chair of the ANZ Mardi Gras committee and is part of the team that have transformed ANZs partnership for a grass roots initiative to the Principle Partner of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The ANZ GAYTMs and HOLDTIGHT campaign have been recognised globally for their positive impact and support for the LGBTI community. Matt spent 7 years on the ANZ Pride Network Leadership group helping deign the Network Charter and initiatives that have seen ANZ recognised as LGBTI Employer of the Year in 2017 and a Gold Employer and runner up employer of the year in at the 2018 AWEI awards.
For over 10 years Micah has led the charge for LGBTIQ youth empowerment through the creation of the Minus18 Foundation. Building a platform for young people to connect and be heard, Micah works to amplify the voice of young people in a world where they’re too often overlooked.
Growing up in a conservative religious environment, Micah experienced first hand the impact queerphobic bullying can have. Determined to channel his own experiences into opportunities, Micah has since led the development of ground breaking LGBTIQ youth initiatives Australia wide, including the first ever Queer Formal, the first national LGBTIQ Education Curriculum, and founding the IDAHOBIT Australia youth project. in 2011 Micah was named finalist for the Victorian Young Australian of the Year, and named GLOBE’s LGBTIQ Person of the Year in 2017.
Micah has also worked as the inclusion and creative campaign advisor for organisations nationwide, including the Oaktree Foundation, The Foundation for Young Australians, La Trobe University and The Victorian Government.
Micah is the CEO of Minus18 and GLOBE’s 2017 Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year.