Toni

Toni Hassan is an author, an award-winning journalist and emerging artist. She has enjoyed a diverse career including media, community development and advocacy.

She has worked for ABC Radio and TV in Australia, Reuters in South Africa, The Asahi Shimbun in Japan, and North America's National Public Radio. She has been a media advisor to members of Australia's federal parliament, Dr Andrew Leigh and Senator Claire Moore. She has managed public affairs for Anglicare Canberra & Goulburn and was the advocacy coordinator for the national and independent community development organisation, Indigenous Community Volunteers.

Toni has received a Human Rights Award and a Walkley Award for her coverage of refugee health issues.

She has completed tertiary study in visual arts, communications, international development and community development. She is an alumni of the outstanding Diplomacy Training Program, aimed at advancing human rights in the Asia-Pacific region, run by the University of New South Wales Law School.

Toni is also passionate about parenting wholeheartedly. This year, 2019, she launched her book on the challenges of parenting in the smartphone age: Families in the Digital Age published by Hybrid.

Toni is an adjunct research fellow at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture attached to Charles Sturt University. She also writes an irregular column for The Canberra Times.

She has been a pro-bono adviser for the Public Education Foundation and is a board director with Be Slavery Free (formerly Stop the Traffik), a charity committed to preventing modern slavery.