Looking for trouble
Inside Story • Friday 18 May 2018
When the politics got personal
The Monthly • December 2017
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Meanjin Quarterly • Winter 2017
ABC Radio Earshot • Tuesday 13 December 2016
Duterte’s dirty war: A trip to the Philippines reveals the human cost of the war on drugs
The Monthly • December 2016
- Won the 2016 Quill Award for Best Feature.
Is Michelle Guthrie tuned in to the ABC? The new managing director’s vision isn’t clear
The Monthly • September 2016
Lost Boy Found
SBS • 26 June 2016
- The story of Kot Monoah, whose long journey to Melbourne’s western suburbs began when his family fled the second Sudanese Civil War.
After the story: What did an award-winning story on the children of Australian sex tourists achieve?
The Monthly • 24 Mar 2016
- A follow-up to the award-winning feature ‘Fallen Angels’.
Right-wing refugee: the rise of Rita Panahi
SBS • 8 Feb 2016
‘The Long Letter to a Short Love, or …’
Meanjin Quarterly • Summer 2015
- Germaine Greer’s 30,000-word unsent love letter to Martin Amis.
‘Fallen Angels: The children left behind by Australian sex tourists in the Philippines’
The Monthly • July 2015
- Won the 2015 Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism in the category of social equity journalism, presented at the 60th Walkley Awards.
- Won the 2015 Quill Award for Best Feature.
- Was also a finalist in the 2015 Walkley Awards in the category of feature writing (over 4000 words).
‘Chasing the Truth’
The Sunday Age • 13 Nov 2011
- Commentary on the federal government media inquiry.
Second Life: Mark Scott Embarks on Another Five-Year Term
The Monthly • July 2011
- An assessment of the ABC Managing Director’s record, and his likely future.
Who Should Look After the Cities?
Inside Story • June 2011
- The Federal Government plans to get back into the urban planning business.
‘Sex Before Soccer: SBS’
The Monthly • June 2011
- An assessment of the present and future of Australia’s second public broadcaster.
‘Crises of Faith: The Future of Fairfax’
The Monthly • Feb 2011
‘Exodus: The International Student Sector’
The Monthly • Nov 2010
‘Duty of Care’
The Monthly • Aug 2010
- An investigation into the impact of the Hepatitis C cluster at a Melbourne abortion clinic.
‘Dangerous Precedent: The Melbourne model’
The Monthly • Mar 2010
- An investigation into the impact of the University of Melbourne’s reforms.
‘Sustaining a Nation’
Griffith Review • Edition 27
- A journey through the Murray-Darling basin and reflections on food security.
‘Public Broadcasting Looks for a Future’
Inside Story • Jan 2009
- The Pay TV Industry has opened a new front in its battle with free to air.
Inside Story • Dec 2008
- Amid the backslapping, this year’s Walkley Awards dinner highlighted the threat to quality journalism.
‘A Cry in the Night’
Griffith Review • May 2008
- Conflict between Africans and police on the public housing estate in Flemington.
‘Buried in the Labyrinth’
Griffith Review • Winter 2007
- A story of danger and frustration at the hands of bureacracy.
- Extract published in The Age on 19 May 2007.
- Finalist in the 2007 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism in the category of magazine feature writing.
‘The War on Democracy – Conservative Opinion in the Australian Press’
Sydney Morning Herald • 8 Dec 2006
- Review of book by Niall Lucy and Steve Mickler.
‘Beyond the Comfort Zone’
Griffith Review • Autumn 2006
- An exploration of the public-private schooling debate.
- Extract published in The Age on 4 Feb 2006.
‘Fitting the Bill’
The Age • 12 Nov 2005
- A profile of Australian Workers Union National Secretary Bill Shorten.
- Available through The Age archive
The Age • Mar – Dec 2005
- Published monthly in The Age‘s Media and Creative section on Mondays.
- Available through The Age archive.
‘The Nation Reviewed’
The Monthly • Issue 8 • Dec 2005 – Jan 2006
- Comments on the inaugural broadcast conference of The ACMA Broadcast Conference 2005
‘Fear and Loathing at the ABC’
The Monthly • Issue 1 • May 2005
‘Ties that bind’
Griffith Review 8 • Winter 2005
- Reviewed in artlook #11, May 2005 by Glenda Guest.
- Anthologised in Best Australian Essays 2005 (Black Inc., 2005), edited by Robert Dessaix.
‘Crikey Sells Out’
The Age • 5 Feb 2005
‘Life without Reputation’
Griffith Review 5 • Spring 2004
‘Habits of Disdain: Myth, Evidence and Culture Warrior’ (The Overland Lecture)
Overland 172 • Spring 2003
‘In the Name of the Father’
The Age • 22 Nov 2003
- A profile of Philip Ruddock.
Review of Speaking for Myself Again, Four Years with Labor and Beyond by Cheryl Kernot
Sydney Morning Herald • 3 Aug 2002
Anthologies & Periodicals
‘Beyond the Comfort Zone’
‘Ties that Bind’
‘Inside the ABC’
- Published in Do Not Disturb – Is the Media Failing Australia? (Black Inc., 2005), edited by Robert Manne.
‘Helen Garner: The woman with the Hammer in the kitchen drawer’
‘The night of the fruit pickers’
- Published in Out West (Harper Collins, 1996), edited by John Dale.
- Republished in Australian Summer Stories 2 (Penguin, 2000).
‘The Press Gang’
- Published in The Best Australian Essays (Bookman Press, 1998), edited by Peter Craven.
‘Why Clare is not a yahoo’
- Published in Mother Love 2 (Random House, 1997), edited by Debra Adelaide.
‘Using public records in Journalism’
- Published in Investigation and Research (Pearson Education, 2002), edited by Stephen Tanner.