Speakers Profile - Mike Smithson

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Mike Smithson is one of South Australia's most prominent and most recognised journalists.

He has been a political reporter for Channel 7 News for the past 12 years. He also writes a weekly analysis column for the Sunday Mail newspaper and appears every Friday on ABC radio's popular 'spin cycle' segment.

Mike has also been a 7 Network foreign correspondent covering the hotspots of Europe, a news presenter and was also awarded South Australia's Journalist of the Year 2006.

With a grasp of all topical issues affecting South Australia and the nation, he provides entertaining and thought provoking presentations on everything from the behind-the-scenes workings of Government, to issues such as the nuclear energy debate and climate change.

He likes to leave his audience pondering the future direction of this great state and puts forward some controversial views about the economy and those who control it.

It can an irreverent approach to some serious issues, but he always leaves his audience with a smile their faces.

Mike has vast experience in meeting the needs of all functions with a warm and witty style which wins over audiences.