Annabel Crabb takes on politics from the female perspective

With a new series looking at women in politics, Crabb is shoring up her place as one of Australia's most influential commentators.

‘Good morning, I’m battling a cold and locked in my house, but otherwise quite fine!’ says that familiar voice on the line from Sydney.

Some say you should never meet your heroes, and Annabel Crabb is one of mine. As the ABC’s Walkley Award-winning chief online political writer, Crabb has the unique ability to walk the line between impeccable professionalism and kooky personality. She can cook dessert for politicians (as in Kitchen Cabinet) while asking serious policy questions, and she pulls no punches in her columns and newsletters. Crabb is quick with a quip and sketches drama from dry details.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is a journalist for Screenhub. She is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram

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