Dan Bourchier

Journalist, broadcaster, company director and public speaker

2024 ACT Australian of the Year Nominee

Every day, Dan Bourchier speaks up for people without a voice – and scrutinises those who hold power.

As the ABC’s Voice referendum correspondent, he provided balanced coverage – even while receiving threats and abuse for his coverage, all while navigating the complexities and challenges which arose as part of the national debate.

A journalist, broadcaster and social commentator, Dan is a determined advocate for justice, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the LGBTIQ+ community.

Dan was born in Northern Territory’s Tennant Creek and has Indigenous heritage from his mother’s family in Victoria.

His first reporting job was at age 14 for a local newspaper. Now based in Canberra, he has worked for a range of television, print, radio and online news agencies including National Indigenous Television (NITV), Sky News and the ABC.

A sought-after public speaker, Dan is a company director and sits on numerous committees including as chair of the ABC’s Bonner Committee.