Posted by Andrew Gardiner
Read this fantastic piece about Zoe and her footy player/coach dad, Peter and what makes them tick.
To those who know her, have worked with her or taken in her work, the name Zoe Daniel sits apposite such terms as “accomplished”, “a natural” and “mind like a steel trap”.
The aspiring Member for Goldstein in Melbourne’s leafy south, former journalist, author, public speaker and ABC Washington bureau chief – who at one point in a busy life juggled life as a Bangkok-based foreign correspondent with raising a young family – has handled each challenge in her path with aplomb, the world seemingly her oyster.
But it wasn’t all seminars, book signings and audiences with Aung San Suu Kyi for Zoe, whose father, former Essendon 100-gamer Peter Daniel, also juggled parenthood and professional obligations (not to mention a footy career). Like Zoe, Peter spent a chunk of his formative years raised by a single parent in the late 1940s and ‘50s (try imagining that) in less-than-perfect circumstances…