Graham Freudenberg

Graham Freudenberg (1934–2019) was an Australian author and political speechwriter for senior Labor Party leaders from Arthur Calwell (for whom he served as Press Secretary) to Simon Crean. In 1990, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his political service and in 2009, his book Churchill and Australia won a Walkley Book Award. He is the subject of the 2018 documentary The Scribe.

Graham Freudenberg reviews 'The Life of Politics' by Peter Howson, edited by Don Aitkin

July 1984, no. 62 01 July 1984
Peter Howson’s diaries are the most interesting insider’s view of politics since Alfred Deakin supplemented his income by writing anonymously for the Morning Post. Howson did not rise to the same heights as Deakin, so the interest of his diaries remains in political practice rather than policy. Accordingly, Graham Freudenberg, speechwriter and confidant to Gough Whitlam for much of the period ... (read more)