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Laura Turner will celebrate the lives of some of Australia's most influential and prolific personalities from a diverse range of backgrounds - entertainers, humanitarians and those with untold stories.

Great Australian Lives with Laura Turner Great Australian Lives

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings

Laura Turner will celebrate the lives of some of Australia's most influential and prolific personalities from a diverse range of backgrounds - entertainers, humanitarians and those with untold stories.

    Collette Dinnigan's Great Australian Life

    Collette Dinnigan's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest this week is fashion designer Collette Dinnigan.

    Collette's unique sense of style has had a significant influence on our wardrobes and homes for more than two decades. She was the first Australian to mount a full-scale ready-to-wear collection in Paris in 1995, she won Australian Designer of the Year in 1996 and the Louis Vuitton's Business Award in 1997. In 2017 she was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame, awarded an Order of Australia, and disrupted the fashion world by creating her own brand 'Young Hearts' for German retailer Aldi - as an affordable children's range. The success of her personal and professional life has given her world-wide acclaim through her forthright belief in continual innovation, collaboration and leadership within the fashion world.

    With a myriad of fashion industry accolades under her belt, Collette also has a passion for cooking and entertaining has expanded her horizons by partaking in celebrity MasterChef, coming in as a finalist.

    Collette's new 'book is called Santa Loves Australia - you'll find more info HERE.

    For more information about Collette's work head to her Instagram HERE.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly supported by Tobin Brothers Funerals - celebrating lives.

    Produced, engineering and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    • 40 min
    Bronte Campbell's Great Australian Life

    Bronte Campbell's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest this week Bronte Campbell.

    Bronte is a dual Olympic gold medal winner and world champion. She represented Australia in the pool at both the London and Rio Olympics and this year was a crucial part of the team in Tokyo - and among other medals won gold in the Women's 4 by 100m freestyle relay.

    For much of her career Bronte has competed alongside of her sister Kate - they made history as the first Australian sisters to compete in the very same event back in 2012 and she has no doubt inspired a whole host of young Australians along the way with her grit and determination. She's also a poet, writer and storyteller.

    You can follow Bronte on Instagram HERE.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly supported by Tobin Brothers Funerals - celebrating lives.

    Produced, engineering and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    • 38 min
    Dr Catherine Crock's Great Australian Life

    Dr Catherine Crock's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest this week Dr Catherine Crock.

    Catherine is a health care pioneer. After witnessing the intense pain and fear sick children had to endure during hospital treatment, her own maternal instincts kicked in and she helped to revolutionise the way pain management was approached at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital, strategies that are now employed by other hospitals around the country.

    She is the Chair and Founder of The Hush Foundation , a not-for-profit organisation working to educate, inspire and enact positive change in healthcare through the arts.

    The Hush Foundation are supporters of the Gathering of Kindness initiatie - for more information about World Kindness Day and Gathering Kindness head to www.gatheringofkindness.org HERE.

    You can purchase the Hush CDs via their website www.hush.org HERE.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly supported by Tobin Brothers Funerals - celebrating lives.

    Produced, engineering and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    • 39 min
    Bain Attwood's Great Australian Life

    Bain Attwood's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest Professor Bain Attwood.

    Bain is a writer and a Professor of History at Monash University and his new book is a biography of William Cooper. William Cooper an Aboriginal Life Story sheds light on one of Australia's most influential indigenous men and his struggle for justice for his people.

    For more information about William Cooper and Aboriginal Life Story - click HERE.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly supported by Tobin Brothers Funerals - celebrating lives.

    Produced, engineering and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    • 41 min
    Dr Charlotte Tottman's Great Australian Life

    Dr Charlotte Tottman's Great Australian Life

    ou can Join Laura Turner and her guest Dr Charlotte Tottman.

    Charlotte is a clinical psychologist who specialises in treating cancer distress, helping cancer patients, family members and carers who are battling with the psychological disruption that often goes hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis.

    A breast cancer diagnosis of her own three years ago - saw the doctor become the patient, adding a whole dimension to her understanding of the cancer experience.

    In conjunction with the Breast Cancer Network of Australia - Charlotte is sharing her journey in her new podcast 'Upfront About Breast Cancer - What You Don't Know Until You Do'.

    You can listen to Charlotte's podcast HERE or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

    To find out more about the wonderful resources and work of the Breast Cancer Network of Australia head to their website www.bcna.org.au HERE.

    You can sign up to BCNA's My Journey HERE.

    Visit Dr Charlotte Tottman's website HERE.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly supported by Tobin Brothers Funerals - celebrating lives.

    Produced, engineering and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    • 39 min
    Damien Cave's Great Australian Life

    Damien Cave's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest Damien Cave. Damien is the New York Times Australian Bureau Chief and his new book is called Into the Rip - How the Australian way of risk made my family stronger, happier. . .and less American.

    You can follow Damien on Twitter HERE and find more details about Into the Rip HERE.


    Great Australian Lives is proudly supported by Tobin Brothers Funerals - celebrating lives.

    Produced, engineering and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

David Brough ,

LGBTI

I suppose some of your Great Australian Lives have LGBTI connections but I couldn't recognise any of them.

djcinnamon ,

Don’t interrupt

Great guests but please stop trying to finish their sentences and stop with the verbal nods

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