Horse racing is a glamorous industry where hyperbole abounds but there’s no doubt Gai Waterhouse is a true icon of the sport.
Always a fighter, Derryn Hinch is a cancer survivor and now a senator in Australia’s parliament. He’s focusing his combative energies on issues ranging from domestic violence, voluntary euthanasia and organ donation, to ending live exports and setting up a sex offenders register.
As captain of Australia's cricket team, Michael Clarke revealed a fighting spirit and level of skill to match his greatest predecessors.
Fiona Wood has been on a search to find a better way to treat burns victims. Now she is connecting with other medical researchers to help complete the jigsaw.
Privileged upbringing, politician, diplomat ... you may think you have Alexander Downer pegged. But add “petrol head” to the list and think again.
Germaine Greer, famously linked with the women’s movement, has been a passionate and fearless advocate on a wide range of issues for almost five decades – and she’s not about to change.
Known by millions of fans as “King of the Waltz”, Dutch violinist André Rieu has turned his love of classical music into a multimillion-dollar business – an idea, he says, that was inspired by Johann Strauss.
Since taking on the role of Chief Commissioner at Victoria Police just over a year ago, Graham Ashton AM has been on a quest to improve the mental health of his troops and inspire confidence in the organisation.
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As chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison fought to improve the culture of the organisation and the treatment of women in its ranks. It’s a battle he’s now waging in the wider community.