• Peter Greste,  Ken Randall and Maurice Reilly

    Peter Greste, Ken Randall and Maurice Reilly

  • Peter Greste and Christine Milne

    Peter Greste and Christine Milne

  • Peter Greste and Julie Bishop

    Peter Greste and Julie Bishop

  • Ken Randall and Helen Parkes

    Ken Randall and Helen Parkes

  • Ken Randall and Peter Greste

    Ken Randall and Peter Greste

  • Julie Bishop

    Julie Bishop

  • Andrew Greste

    Andrew Greste

  • Nikki Greste and Kylie Greste

    Nikki Greste and Kylie Greste

  • "caught in the headlights"

    "caught in the headlights"

  • Julie Bishop and Peter Greste

    Julie Bishop and Peter Greste

  • Emma Alberici and Tim Wilson

    Emma Alberici and Tim Wilson

  • David and Jennifer Harper

    David and Jennifer Harper

  • Andrew, Lois, Peter, Juris and Mike Greste in the Boardroom of the National Press Club

    Andrew, Lois, Peter, Juris and Mike Greste in the Boardroom of the National Press Club

  • Peter Greste and his mum and dad Lois and Juris Greste

    Peter Greste and his mum and dad Lois and Juris Greste

  • Steve Quick catches up with his childhood mate Peter Greste

    Steve Quick catches up with his childhood mate Peter Greste

  • Nikki Greste, Michael Hartmann and Kylie Greste

    Nikki Greste, Michael Hartmann and Kylie Greste

  • Diana Lampe with an edited extract from Prison post, letters of support for Peter Greste to be published in May.

    Diana Lampe with an edited extract from Prison post, letters of support for Peter Greste to be published in May.

  • Andrew Greste and Peter Phillips

    Andrew Greste and Peter Phillips

  • David Speers with Lois and Juris Greste

    David Speers with Lois and Juris Greste

  • Debra Richards and Lyn Allan

    Debra Richards and Lyn Allan

  • Ellise Roper and Louis Matti

    Ellise Roper and Louis Matti

  • Amanda Gorely and Phillip Stonehouse

    Amanda Gorely and Phillip Stonehouse

  • Jan Hopkins, Cathy Reid and Sally Deane

    Jan Hopkins, Cathy Reid and Sally Deane

  • Leanne Perryman, Frank Madrid and Angela Sidonio

    Leanne Perryman, Frank Madrid and Angela Sidonio

  • Rob Pettiford and David Ferguson

    Rob Pettiford and David Ferguson

  • Helen Marshall and Gary Wilson

    Helen Marshall and Gary Wilson

  • Lauren Gain and Claire Dawson

    Lauren Gain and Claire Dawson

  • Jim Shirley and Patricia Werner

    Jim Shirley and Patricia Werner

  • Wendy Dawes and Charlotte Harper

    Wendy Dawes and Charlotte Harper

Peter Greste @ National Press Club

26 March 2015

Peter Greste said he felt like a “rabbit in the spotlight” at his address to the National Press Club. His audience actually looked like they were caught in the headlights, but were so interested very impressed and mesmerized by the clarity, humour and honesty of the man who spent over 400 days in prison in Egypt with his two colleagues, the Canadian 5 BX exercise program and the discipline to cope as at home a maelstrom of energy was garnered to attack this unjust incarceration at every level.

To hear Greste tell it all- well almost all as some things are still to be resolved in what is an ongoing legal case - after the event is to respect this quiet man with the engaging smile even more for the ordeal that would be unimaginable for most. He is an award winning journalist and intrepid seeker of the truth using all mediums with assignments in the toughest theatres where truth, as they say, is the first casualty. And now his mum has asked that he not put the family through anything like that again. The cost to family is often the untold story.

But here at the National Press Club there were friends to catch up with, family and politicians to thank and questions from the ‘working press’ to answer. His family with mum and dad his two brothers and their wives were there and his heartfelt thanks to them acknowledgement of their sacrifice when together for Greste they became a tireless and formidable team as they all put aside the normality of their lives to achieve his release. They did; there will be a book and with his gift of Perpetual Membership of the National Press Club he will no doubt be back. This impressive address will undoubtedly join the chosen ones for the next edition of Stand and Deliver, Steve Lewis’ collection of the best.