Ten Doors Down is a story of a federal minister’s remarkable reunion with his birth parents and an incredible retelling of his time serving in the Hawke and Keating governments. Robert Tickner was instrumental in instigating the national inquiry into the stolen generations.
Robert Tickner grew up a country boy on the New South Wales mid-north coast and became an Aboriginal Legal Service lawyer and an alderman of the Sydney City Council. In 1984 he won the federal seat of Hughes, and in 1990 he became the federal minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. He is Australia’s longest-serving minister in that role, and served in a period of great reform during the Hawke and Keating governments. He then became CEO of Australian Red Cross and led the organisation for a decade from 2005 to 2015.
After the discussion, there will be a Q&A where you can ask any and all your questions about Robert’s new book.