Friday 20th October // Hobart Brewing Company 

Dr Ben Eltham is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism. Ben’s primary research interest is the public policy of culture in Australia, particularly at federal level. He works extensively in the academic and popular media as a journalist and essayist. He has covered federal politics for a decade as the National Affairs Correspondent at New Matilda, and he is a regular contributor to journals such as Crikey, the, Guardian, Overland, Meanjin and the Sydney Review of Books. He is regularly sought out as a cultural policy consultant by federal, state and local policymakers, penning reports for the federal Department of Industry, Creative Victoria and the City of Sydney.