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‘Dad wasn’t there a lot’: The personal stories behind Jim and Erin Molan

John Stanley

You know them both, but now you get to see them together.

Father and daughter Jim and Erin Molan have made a name for themselves, but in very different fields.

John Stanley spoke with retired major-general, turned Liberal Senator and his TV/radio star daughter, who is breaking down barriers for women in sport.

They spoke candidly about their family life and politics.

Erin speaks fondly of her “Papi” but admits it wasn’t the typical family situation.

“Dad wasn’t there a lot, to be honest, he was away a lot and mum did a lot of the heavy lifting.”

Life certainly wasn’t normal for the Molans, with the family moving more than 30 times as Erin was growing up.

But it came with perks, including becoming fluent in a foreign language (the pair even had a conversation in Indonesian on-air).

Hear the rare personal stories of two people who are normally under a very public spotlight.

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