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Julie McCrossin

Julie McCrossin gets people talking

Julie is renowned across Australia for her warmth, humour, intelligence and commitment to social justice. After 20 years as a broadcaster with ABC Radio, ABC TV and Network 10, she is now a freelance journalist, facilitator, trainer and speaker.

From private workshops with small groups of people to huge public events, Julie has built a reputation for bringing people together, getting them communicating and helping them achieve positive outcomes.

For more information, contact Julie now.


Targeting Cancer

 

Julie has become an Ambassador for Targeting Cancer. She had oropharyngeal cancer treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy in 2013, and is now back to her usual busy life.

Over 100,000 Australians are diagnosed with cancer each year. In 2010, 21,235 cancers were registered in New Zealand. It is estimated that about half of them will benefit from radiation therapy as part of their overall cancer treatment.

Watch this series of videos to follow Julie's treatment journey, from diagnosis and treatment to embracing the future.

Bomber Command

 

Photo Gallery: Surviving men of Bomber Command tell their story. My Dad was a Pathfinder Pilot.

From Violent Battle to Cultural Icon: Happy Mardi Gras!

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By Julie McCrossin, The Sydney Cultural Essays

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras embodies all that I love about my multicultural and irreverent hometown. The story of its origin and transformation is remarkable. Mardi Gras is an international model for how to achieve justice for a despised minority. It offers a beacon of hope to more than 70 nations where homosexuality is still a criminal offence and where the penalties for conviction include jail terms and execution.

The first Mardi Gras in Sydney was in 1978 and was a key driver for the decriminalization of homosexuality across several states and territories in Australia. It was a catalyst for the liberalisation of the laws controlling public protest in its home state of NSW. We thank the late former Premier of NSW Neville Wran and his Attorney General Frank Walker, for the repeal of the Summary Offences Act (NSW) in... read more