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Dec 1, 2017

Highs and lows: George Brandis’ speechmaking report card

The general consensus is that George Brandis' speech on Marriage equality was perfectly pitched -- erudite and heartfelt. But his record as a public speaker is sketchy.

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Is there any politician who has a more tempestuous relationship with the English language than our Attorney General?

We spoke to Ginger Gorman, journalist and co-founder of Media Bootcamp, which trains people in public speaking and media appearances and asked her to assess George Brandis’ record in public speaking. Results reveal he makes for a patchy student. 

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2 thoughts on “Highs and lows: George Brandis’ speechmaking report card

  1. AR

    Ms G/G has a lot to answer for if this analysis is any indication of the training she gives.

  2. Peter Wileman

    I would accept all of the above if each paragraph started with, “despite his patronising manner, which is probably the true Brandis…”

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