From the Oral History Collection: Russell Schneider
Russell Schneider was born in Sydney in 1946. He worked as a journalist in the Parliamentary Press Gallery from 1968 to 1983. In 1975 he became Press Secretary to Senator Reg Withers but returned to the Press Gallery in 1978. In 1983 he became Chief Executive Officer and a lobbyist for the Voluntary Health Insurance Association, a position he held until retirement in 2005.
In this edited excerpt from an interview in the Oral History collection, Russell Schneider recalls the ‘Confessional’ chair of legendary political journalist, Alan Reid.
The interview was recorded in 2015 by Barry York. The full interview can be listened to in the Australian Prime Ministers Centre. Please contact the Centre prior to your visit and quote the reference number OHI 468.