Richard Fidler, 2013
|Born||13 November 1964|
|Medium||Stand-up, television, radio, books|
|Notable works and roles||Doug Anthony All Stars|
Richard Fidler (born 13 November 1964) is a well-known Australian Republican and Australian ABC TV and radio presenter. He first came to prominence in the 1980s as a member of the Doug Anthony All Stars (DAAS), an Australian musical comedy group also comprising Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott. The group split up in 1994.
In 2006, Fidler took on the newly configured 11am–3pm shift on 612 ABC Brisbane. The first hour, an interview segment known as Conversations, is also heard on 702 ABC Sydney and across ABC Local Radio in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. 11am–12noon, Richard takes a backseat to "The World Today", national current affairs from Sydney. 1–3pm Richard is heard on 612 ABC Brisbane only.
Richard was elected to the National Committee of the Australian Republican Movement in 2001 and was the chair of their Constitutional Issues Committee. He resigned from these positions in 2007 although continues to be an active supporter of republicanism.
In 2011 Fidler was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate new forms of public radio in the United States and the United Kingdom. He spent six weeks overseas and on return presented a detailed report on his findings in which he stated that the fellowship experience had changed and improved the way he broadcasts.
- DAAS Book / by the Doug Anthony All Stars (1992) – co-authored with Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott
- DAAS Kapital / by the Doug Anthony All Stars (1993) – co-authored with Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott
- The Insider's guide to power in Australia / by Jack the Insider (2007) – co-authored with Peter Hoysted
- The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2011 | Retrieved 8 March 2013