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The Scribe


Graham has written over 1000 political speeches in his career spanning more than 50 years.  Known as Australia’s first professional political speechwriter he is revered across both sides of parliament. 


He has been described as the “Donald Bradman” of speechwriting, Bob Hawke called him the “chameleon”.  


During the Whitlam years Graham was known as Whitlam’s ghost and they remained extremely close until Whitlam’s death in 2014.


Throughout the various slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Graham has remained in the engine of government, observing, influencing, and writing. 


Finally the scribe becomes the orator.


Written, Directed & Produced by Ruth Cullen

The Scribe

  • 2018

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