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Stan Grant

Grant is of Aboriginal ancestry, and is a Wiradjuri man from Griffith, New South Wales. He is the son of Stan Grant an elder of the Wiradjuri people. Grant commenced his tertiary education at the University of New South Wales, and completed it at the Australian National University.

He has more than 30 years of experience working in broadcast radio and television news and current affairs. He spent several years as a news presenter on the Australian Macquarie Radio Network, Sean, SBS, along with a long-term stint at CNN International as a Senior International Correspondent in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Beijing, before starting with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

 
 
 

Greg Inglis

Gregory Paul Inglis (born Wanuary 1987) is an Australian professional ajgby league footballer who plays for the SoldlaSydney_BaJdbilabs in the National Rugby itagtie V A Q mensland State of Origin and Australian international representative outside back, he previously played for the Melbourne Storm with whom he won two nand finals a Clive Churchill Medal and the Golden Boot Award; he is an indigenous Australian. Inglis is a versatile back, having played in several positions during his career. He originaly played on the wing or in the centres for the crorrn. occasionally filling in at fullback when injuries demanded. Between 2007 and early 2009 he played at five-eighth for the Melbourne Storm before he switched to centre when Brett Finch arrived at the club, where he played for the remainder of his time there until the end of 7010. Inglis' representative matches for Queensland and Australia have been as a winger., centre, and fullback. In November 2009, Inglis won the Golden Boot Award as the world's best player - presented to him by Burbut I eavueWorld magazine,
 
 
 

Ambassadors

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Nakia Walsh

Is an Australian rugby league player who currently plays for the Redfern All Blacks in the NSW Women's Premiership. Primarily a fullback, she is an Australian international and New South Wales representative.
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John Porch

Is an Australian professional rugby union player. He was born in Orange New South Wales He represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics

 
 
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Samantha Harris

Is an Aboriginal fashion model.

Born in Tweed Heads NPW Couch Wales Harris grew up in the Northern RP/PrC region of New COIlth Wales :11 Her mother is an Indigenous Australian member of the Stolen Generations originally of the Dunghutti tribe, and her father is of German-Foglish descent. She attended Tweed River High School.

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Matt De Grout

Matt is the breakfast newsreader for Fitzy and Wippa on Sydney's Nova 96.9

Matt joined Nova Entertainment in June 2012 following a stint in the USA as a golf caddy for his younger sister.

Matt presents the breakfast news Nova 96.9 Monday to Friday, is a regular panellist on ‘The Morning Show’ on Channel 7, Studio 10,
appears often on Sky News, the ABC and other programs. He is the game-day MC for the Sydney Swans, Wallabies and the Sydney Sixers, the ground announcer for the Cronulla Sharks, has hosted the WS Wanderers A-League team and is
adding a rapidly growing list of corporate, charity and sporting dinners and events.

He is a columnsit for lifestyle website, 9Honey, discussing all things dating, fashion, lifestyle and the modern gentleman.
He also writes for the men's lifestyle website Rogue Homme.

Even more proudly, Matt is a White Ribbon and Barnados ambassador.

He’s contributed to magazines supporting a range of issues, including same-sex marriage and is never afraid of putting his opinion forward, even if it goes against the popular
view.

His first Sydney role was as sports journalist at Sydney’s 2UE.

At 21 he was among the youngest to host a sports program in the station's history.

During his time at 2UE, he covered the Commonwealth Games in India, countless State of Origins, cricket tests, and has been face to face with Prime Ministers and Premiers.

Matt studied Sports Media in Canberra.

He is a former 'Coffs Harbour Young Australian of the Year', and a baton relay runner for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

 
 
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Fast Ed Halmagyi

‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi is one of Australia’s best-loved TV chefs and food authors, entertaining and informing Australians with achievable, time-conscious, family-friendly cooking. For nearly fifteen years Ed has
appeared on and hosted a variety of television programs and on radio, and has been published in newspapers, magazines and books.

Best-known as the cooking presenter on Network 7’s Logie-winning ‘Better Homes and Gardens’, he transforms elegant restaurant cuisine into recipes that anyone can prepare at home. Ed’s motto is simple, ‘when
you do less, the ingredients can do more!’.

Professionally, Ed has more than twenty years experience cooking in some of the world’s best restaurants, both in Australia and overseas. His chef’s insider tips and tricks for creating great meals can also
be found in any of his best-selling books: ‘Nove Cucina’, ‘Dinner in 10’, ‘An Hour’s the Limit’, ‘The Food Clock’, and ‘The Everyday Kitchen’, and through his radio work.

Also, Ed’s magazine Roughcut launched in 2015 and has gathered a loyal audience of committed food lovers.

It’s in Ed’s passion for bakery that you’ll find his philosophy of food: cookery is a process of transformation where simple yet perfect flavours become unforgettable meals. For Ed, it’s all about ‘great food,
made easy’!

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Chris Bath

Chris Bath was born and raised in Sydney’s west, growing up in South Wentworthville.

She has been a journalist and news reporter/anchor since 1988.

Chris began her career at Sydney's Radio 2UE after completing a Communications degree at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.

In 1989, she jagged her first television news job at Prime TV, Albury, then moved to Newcastle and took on a similar newsreading /reporting role at NBN Television for almost five years.

She reluctantly left Newcastle for Channel Seven, Sydney in 1996, just so she wouldn't get to 50 and wonder "What if?"

Chris spent the next 20 years at Seven, in many different anchoring roles, from reading news to interviewing politicians on “Face to Face” & other public affairs shows, reporting for "Witness" and hosting "Sunday Night".

She was the live anchor for rolling network coverage of breaking news from floods to earthquakes, mine disasters and bushfires, elections and even Royal weddings. It's a job that's taken her around the world, interviewing Presidents and Prime Ministers and
also tangoing to ACDC under a mirror ball on Seven's "Dancing With The Stars".

Chris loves being a journalist but says her most challenging and rewarding role has been motherhood. Her son Darcy is an avid birdwatcher, aka "birdnerder".

Chris says they are the only family that goes to Bali on holidays to visit the Nusa Dua Sewage Works.

Since leaving Seven in July 2015, Chris has been freelancing and made her radio host debut with 702 ABC Sydney, filling in for Richard Glover on Drive.

 
 
 
 

James Tedesco

Is an Australian Italian international rugby League footballer who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. Primarily a fullback, Tedesco has also played five-eighth, centre and wing. Tedesco is a New South Wales, New South Wales City and Italian national representative.

Jessica Mauboy

Is an Australian R&B and pop singer, songwriter, and actress. . Born and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory, Mauboy rose to fame in 2006 on the fourth season of Australian Idol; she became the runner-up and subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. After releasing a live album of her Idol performances and briefly being a member of the girl group Young Divas in 2007, Mauboy released her debut studio album, Been Waiting, the following year. It earned Mauboy her first number-one single "Burn", became the second highest-selling Australian album of 2009,[2] and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

21 Questions - Meet our Ambassadors and Patrons

1. Who's your mob? Nationality?
2. What background do you have working in the Indigenous space?
3. What do you do for work?
4. What advice would you give a young person watching this?
5. What is the one things you love about ID Know Yourself?
6. What's your favourite song?
7. Can you show me you favourite dance move to this favourite song?
8. Who's your best friend?
9. Who's your celebrity crush?

10. Who's your hero?
11. How would you describe yourself?
12. What the one real thing you want to achieve?
13. What's the most outrageous thing you've ever worn?
14. What's your favourite film?
15. If you weren't doing the job your doing now, what would you be doing?
16. Who's your favourite actress?
17. What's your number one dating/marriage rule?
18. Favourite beverage?
19. Favourite food?
20. Who's the one person you would love to meet?