Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters.
During her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, Ms Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs – including ABC’s LATE EDITION nightly news and as an anchor and reporter for SBS TV’s the WORLD NEWS TONIGHT.
In recent years Indira’s journalistic interest has shifted to the role global environmental issues play in conflict, poverty and food security.
She has been the media manager for consumer advocacy group CHOICE where she created the much-anticipated, now yearly, SHONKY awards, and in 2008 was a Geneva-based sustainability consultant with the United Nations’ trade development arm – The International Trade Centre.
In 2009 Indira was selected from 2000 applicants to be trained by former US Vice President Al Gore as a climate change presenter and launched Al Gore’s second film ‘An Inconvenient Sequel.
Her first book, the best-selling ‘The Edible Balcony’ published in 2011, about growing food in small spaces, has been released in London, Hong Kong and New York. Her second book – ‘The Edible City’ – about community gardening – was published in 2015.
Indira has designed two award-winning gardens for the Australian Garden Show Sydney, in Centennial Park, and through her garden company helps community groups build their own food gardens. In 2017 Indira was a guest presenter on ABC TV’s longest-running garden program ‘Gardening Australia’.
For the past 10 years Indira has also been an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel.
She helped establish the Wayside Chapel’s award-winning rooftop vegetable garden and conducts garden classes for its homeless visitors. In 2017 she hosted the ratings-winning TV series ‘Filthy Rich and Homesless’ for SBS TV which shone a spotlight on the growing problem of homelessness in Australia.