Bruce Haigh is available address your organisation and conduct seminars on Australian and International Politics and History, climate change, water and human rights.
Bruce had a twenty five year career as an Australian Diplomat, serving twice in Pakistan and Afghanistan and also South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Sri Lanka. He was Director of the Indonesia Section. Bruce is known for his role in the escape from South Africa of newspaper editor Donald Woods which was portrayed in the Sir Richard Attenborough film ‘Cry Freedom’.
Bruce was a Member of the Refugee Review Tribunal, handling cases from Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Africa and the Pacific.
He also farmed irrigated grapes and olives at Mudgee for twenty years. He was a member of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps, was a Jackaroo in the Kimberly, worked on an oil rig south of Broome and drove a taxi in Port Hedland.
He is an alumni of the University of Western Australia and St. Georges College.
Bruce has appeared on ABC, The Drum, National TV and Radio. He comments and writes on domestic politics and international relations. He has looked closely at Australia’s involvement in WWI and WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He has had published two books, ‘Pillars of Fear’, a critical examination of Australian defence planning and ‘The Great Australian Blight’, a critique of Australian foreign policy.
To make an enquiry regarding talks, seminars or conferences please contact Bruce Haigh here..