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Tara Moss

Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV documentary presenter, speaker, human rights advocate and anti-cyberbullying campaigner. 

She is the host, co-executive producer and co-writer of Cyberhate with Tara Moss on the ABC, examining the phenomenon of online abuse, and gave her address to the nation, ‘Cyberhate and Beyond’, at the National Press Club in 2017, putting the phenomenon of extreme online abuse and harassment on the national agenda.

Since 1999 she has written 11 bestselling books, published in 19 countries and 13 languages, including the acclaimed Mak Vanderwall crime fiction series and the Pandora English paranormal series.


Tara Moss on Stage


Her first non-fiction book, the critically acclaimed The Fictional Woman, was published in 2014 and became a number one national non-fiction bestseller, and her iconic cover design, featuring her face labeled with ‘fictions’ or stereotypes about women won Best Non-Fiction Book Design at the Australia Book Design Awards in 2015 with HarperCollins Publishers. 

She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney, and has earned her private investigator credentials (Cert III) from the Australian Security Academy.

Her latest book is Speaking Out: A 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls. Her next fiction novel is due for release in 2018.

Moss is an outspoken advocate for human rights and the rights of women and children. 

She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and as of 2013 is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, and has visited Australian hospitals, maternity wards, refuges and schools as well as Syrian refugee camps in her UNICEF role.

Moss has spoken at numerous schools on cyberbullying, online ethics and child safety, and produced and hosted 2017’s documentary Cyberhate, investigating the issue of online abuse. 

In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan Award for her significant contribution to feminist debate, speaking out for women and children and inspiring others to challenge the status quo.

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  • What an impressive woman - as we expected!!

    She was just wonderful. Her presentation was fabulous.

    I was very impressed with the lovely way in which she gave each person who had a book signed, some minutes of her personal attention.

    Very, very special!!

    Lissa Tardiani, Executive Officer, State WIEL Committee
  • It was an absolute pleasure to have you talk at our Professionals Congress.

    Your self belief and conviction that anything can be achieved was truly inspiring.

    The interaction between yourself, Ita Buttrose], Jihab Dib and Ray Martin was fantastic and I have had so many members come and tell me how uplifted they felt afterwards.

    Pene Lovett, CEO - Financial Planning Association of Australia
  • Tara’s informative, well-researched, motivational presentation gave the young women of our school a practical toolkit to assist them find their voice to make a real difference in their world.

    Her personal experiences and poignant insights were an inspiration to all who had the privilege of hearing her speak.

    Thank you Tara and keep up this very important work!

    Louise Kimber, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Tara Moss - Cyberhate - Episode 1

Tara Moss speaks out against violence

Tara Moss on her Doctoral Studies and new book "The Fictional Woman"

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