Anne Summers is a bestselling author and columnist who has had a long career in politics and the media. Her political background includes her time as a political advisor to Prime Minister Paul Keating, and head of the Office of the Status of Women from 1983 to 1986. As a journalist she has been editor of the Good Weekend, and has written for the Financial Review, Le Monde and the National Times. Her books include the classic Australian book, Damned Whores and God's Police, still in print 28 years after publication in 1975, and a bestseller over three editions. Anne writes an opinion column for the Sydney Morning Herald.