Caro at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention
|Born||1957 (age 60–61)|
|Alma mater||Macquarie University (BA 1977)|
Jane Caro (born 1957) is a social commentator, writer and lecturer based in Australia.
Early life and education
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.
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. Caro was a speaker at the 2014 Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
In Australia, Caro is represented by Wall Media management.
A strong proponent of public education, Caro is also a feminist and atheist. 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Just Flesh and Blood (2018), ISBN 9780702260018
- Gregory, Helen (2 July 2011). "The Brains behind Jane". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- Caro, Jane (29 September 2015). "Jane Caro reveals the devastation of miscarriage, and being fired while pregnant". Retrieved 14 February 2018.
- Dick, Tim (15 January 2011). "A rebel, generally speaking: Lunch with Jane Caro". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- Overington, Caroline (14 March 2011). "Ten Questions: Jane Caro". The Australian. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- Jane Caro, University of Western Sydney
- "What I Couldn't Say". Archived from the original on 5 January 2015.
- Our People, Public Education Foundation
- Staff & Board, Bell Shakespeare
- Jane Caro at Wall Media.
- Jane Caro at Twitter.
- Davidson, Helen (2018-10-21). "Jane Caro poised to run against Tony Abbott in seat of Warringah". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
- "Unbreakable Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope". Penguin Books. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.