Former NSW Premier, Foreign Minister and writer Bob Carr in conversation with Kerry O’Brien presented by Byron Writers Festival

March 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson St
Byron Bay NSW 2481
BWF Member $23.80 | General $28.80
Byron Writers Festival
02 6685 5115


Bob Carr in conversation with Kerry O'Brien presented by Byron Writers Festival at Byron Theatre


Byron Writers Festival is proud to present an evening of conversation between celebrated journalist Kerry O’Brien and former NSW Premier, Foreign Minister and writer Bob Carr.

Topics will range from bushwalking to books, Australia-China relations, post-Trump America and what to expect from Joe Biden, political lessons from the pandemic and understanding the tale of two Labor Parties—the one that dominates the states and territories and the one that struggles federally.

About Bob Carr

Professor the Hon Bob Carr is the longest continuously serving Premier in the history of New South Wales. Bob entered the Senate in 2012 and served as Australia’s Foreign Minister for 18 months. Since leaving politics Bob has led a distinguished career as a defacto diplomat, author and academic. Bob received the Fulbright Distinguished Fellow Award Scholarship. He has served as Honorary Scholar of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. He is the author of: My Reading Life (2008), Thoughtlines (2002) and Diary of a Foreign Minister (2014) and his political memoir Run for Your Life (2018)

He is a of Professor of Climate and Business at the University of Technology, Sydney.

About Kerry O’Brien

Kerry O’Brien is an Australian journalist and author. Over 25 years he anchored the iconic ABC current affairs programs – Lateline, 7.30 and Four Corners.
His memoir is Kerry O’Brien: A Memoir.


This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Please Note: This event is live in the theatre.

This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.
For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.


N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
5.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
5.30pm – Theatre doors open
6.00pm – Bob Carr in conversation with Kerry O’Brien
7.30pm – Event concludes (no interval)