ONE VOICE Conference Speaker

Sue Smethurst

Sue Smethurst is a journalist, award-winning author, media and communications strategist and company director. She is currently employed as a Senior Journalist with The Australian Women’s Weekly and serves on the Boards of The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau and Destination Gippsland. She is the author of eight non-fiction books.


A Senior journalist with the Australian Women's Weekly, she has spent more than twenty years in media. Sue has written for some of Australia's biggest selling titles including New Idea, Woman's Day, The Australian Women's Weekly, Good Weekend, The Weekend Australian and the Herald Sun.


Her career has taken her around the globe interviewing a who's who of celebrities, newsmakers, colourful identities, sports stars and politicians In addition to her editorial career Sue has worked on and off camera with A Current Affair and Sunrise and spent five years as a weekly commentator with Neil Mitchell on 3AW.


Sue's interviews have included:

Kylie & Dannii Minogue, Olivia Newton John, Kerry Armstrong, John Farnham, Elle Macpherson, Tina Arena, Craig McLachlan, Jimmy Barnes, Shania Twain, Lindy Chamberlain, Christopher Skase, Stuart Diver, Christine Nixon, Damien Oliver, Jason Donovan, Raelene Boyle, Cathy Freeman, Gai Waterhouse, Grant Hackett, Ann Peacock, Rose Perteous, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Shane Gould, Susie O'Neill, Michelle Payne, Michael Klim, Quentin Kenihan, and Chopper Read.


Sue is a best-selling non-fiction author. Her first books, The Clothesline Diet series were published by Pan MacMillan in 2002 and later Harlequin USA in 2010. In 2015 she won a Sassy Award for her book Behind Closed Doors, published by Simon & Schuster, which was also a finalist in the 2016 Davitt Awards. Her seventh book, Blood on the Rosary, will be released in 2018 by Simon & Schuster, followed by the outback member A Diamond in the Dust.


Read more about Sue HERE


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