Jane Caro

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Jane Caro
Jane Caro.jpg
Born1957 (age 60–61)
London, England
Alma materMacquarie University (BA 1977)
Spouse(s)Ralph Dunning[1]

Jane Caro (born 1957) is a social commentator, writer and lecturer based in Australia.

Early life and education[edit]

Caro was born in London in 1957 and emigrated to Australia with her parents as a five-year-old in 1963. She attended Macquarie University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English literature in 1977.[3]

Working life[edit]

Caro, following her father's lead, started her career in marketing, however soon moved into advertising.[3][4]

Caro has appeared on Channel Seven's Sunrise, ABC television's Q&A and as a regular panellist on The Gruen Transfer. Caro has worked in the advertising industry and lectures in advertising at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at University of Western Sydney.[5] Caro was a speaker at the 2014 Festival of Dangerous Ideas.[6]

She is on the boards of the NSW Public Education Foundation[7] and Bell Shakespeare.[8]

In Australia, Caro is represented by Wall Media management.[9]

A strong proponent of public education, Caro is also a feminist and atheist.[10] Caro has been tipped to run against Tony Abbott for his long-held Sydney seat in the Australian House of Representatives, the Division of Warringah.[11]


  • The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education (co-authored with Chris Bonnor) (2007), ISBN 9781742246246
  • The F Word. How we learned to swear by feminism (co-authored with Catherine Fox) (2008), ISBN 9780868408231
  • Just a Girl (2011), ISBN 9780702238802[1]
  • Chris Bonner & Jane Caro, What makes a good school?, New South Books (2012), ISBN 9781742241418
  • Contributor to For God's sake: An Atheist, A Jew, A Christian and a Muslim debate religion (2013), ISBN 9781742612232
  • Editor of Destroying the Joint: Why women have to change the world (2013), ISBN 9780702249907[2]
  • Just a Queen (2015), sequel to Just a Girl, ISBN 9780702253621
  • Plain-speaking Jane, biography and memoirs (2015), ISBN 9781743534847
  • "Unbreakable" Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope (2017), ISBN 9780702259678[12]
  • Just Flesh and Blood (2018), ISBN 9780702260018


  1. ^ Gregory, Helen (2 July 2011). "The Brains behind Jane". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  2. ^ Caro, Jane (29 September 2015). "Jane Caro reveals the devastation of miscarriage, and being fired while pregnant". Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b Dick, Tim (15 January 2011). "A rebel, generally speaking: Lunch with Jane Caro". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ Overington, Caroline (14 March 2011). "Ten Questions: Jane Caro". The Australian. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  5. ^ Jane Caro, University of Western Sydney
  6. ^ "What I Couldn't Say". Archived from the original on 5 January 2015.
  7. ^ Our People, Public Education Foundation
  8. ^ Staff & Board, Bell Shakespeare
  9. ^ Jane Caro at Wall Media.
  10. ^ Jane Caro at Twitter.
  11. ^ Davidson, Helen (2018-10-21). "Jane Caro poised to run against Tony Abbott in seat of Warringah". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  12. ^ "Unbreakable Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope". Penguin Books. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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