Lt Gen David Morrison AO

In the fourth episode of BroadTalk, journalist Virginia Haussegger challenges former Chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, to verbal combat over women, leadership, the power of male command and “that video”.

David Morrison became a global sensation when his furious video speech calling out sexism among his troops went viral on YouTube, with over two million views. It led to a major shake-up of Defence Force culture.

Now in demand around the world to speak on leadership, he’s even shared a stage with Hollywood’s Angelina Jolie, where he called on all militaries to increase the participation of women in their ranks.

Named Australian of the Year by the Prime Minister in 2016, David used his platform to speak tirelessly about gender equality and violence against women. In this robust BroadTalk episode David discusses the gendered nature of leadership, male empathy, the value of diversity, and the absence of women’s stories from the national narrative.

BroadTalk is hosted by Virginia Haussegger and produced by Martyn Pearce.


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