AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 5991965508530153666.jpg
Cover image courtesy of the ABC.
Phillip Adams Phillip Adams i(A31451 works by) (a.k.a. Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams)
Also writes as: Avoca
Born: Established: 1939 Maryborough, Maryborough (Vic) area, Clunes - Maryborough - Dunolly area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

BiographyHistory

Born in Victoria, Adams left school before completing his secondary education, and began a career in advertising. He left the advertising industry in the 1980s, and, in the late 1980s, began work as a commercial radio broadcaster, with Sydney station 2UE. He has subsequently moved to the ABC's Radio National. He has hosted the popular news and analysis program, Late Night Live, for more than 25 years.

Adams also played an important role in 1970s' revival of the Australian film industry: with Barry Jones, he was a motivating force behind the establishment of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and he played a key role in the establishment of the South Australian Film Corporation and the Australian Film Development Corporation (later the Australian Film Commission).

Adams writes regular columns for the Age and the Bulletin, as well as a twice-weekly piece for the Australian.

Most Referenced Works

Last amended 2 Oct 2015 10:44:52
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X