Virginia Haussegger AM is an award winning journalist and media commentator. With over 25 years experience in news broadcasting, her work has taken her around the globe – from the Middle East, Iraq, Europe, Afghanistan and Washington - reporting for Australia’s leading current affairs programs on Channel 9, the 7 Network and the ABC.
Virginia currently anchors ABC TV News in Canberra, and hosts a variety of forums and panel discussions. She is an Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra, and sits on various Boards, including UN Women National Committee Australia, and the ACT Government’s Cultural Facilities Corporation. She is Patron of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, and a founding committee member of Women in Media Canberra.
In 2014 Virginia was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to women's rights, gender equity, and to the media. Her book Wonder Women: the myth of ‘having it all’ (A&U) was launched in a live broadcast at the National Press Club.
Virginia Haussegger travels from Australian Capital Territory Australia
- Feminism, Fertility and Childlessness
- Gender and Social Justice in Afghanistan
- The 'Feminisation' of Politics in Australia
- The Representation of Women in the Media
- Women and Leadership
- Women, Power and a Pussy Pout! Female Empowerment in the 21st Century
- Women, War and Conflict
- Wonder Woman: The Myth of 'Having it All'
- Work/Life Balance