Arguably one of Australia’s most controversial and influential Aboriginal leaders, Warren Mundine has led an extraordinary life. His memoir, Warren Mundine in Black + White, charts his ascent from young activist to Labor Party president and adviser to five prime ministers. It’s a story made more remarkable given his childhood as one of 11 children in an impoverished family during the 1950s. The forthright political personality shares his story in conversation with Caroline Overington.

Warren Mundine (Australian)

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Warren Mundine is the Chairman and Managing Director of Nyungga Black Group and author of bestselling book Warren Mundine - In Black and White. Warren is also host of Sky News' Mundine Means Business and a regular opinion contributor to major Australian and Indigenous newspapers. Warren has served in formal advisory roles for five Australian Prime Ministers including as Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council from 2013 to 2017 and is a former National President of the Australian Labor Party. Warren sits on numerous boards, both commercial and not-for profit. He is Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and the Yaabubiin Institute for Disruptive Thinking. Warren has received recognition for his contribution and commitment to Australia, including being made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2016. Warren is a member of the Bundjalung First Nation of Australia and a descendant of the Gumbaynggirr and Yuin First Nations of Australia.

Caroline Overington (Australian)

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Caroline Overington is the associate editor of The Australian. She is a two-time Walkley Award winner (for investigative journalism) and has won the Sir Keith Murdoch award for Journalistic Excellence and the Blake Dawson Prize for business writing. She is also a thriller writer and is the author of Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing.