I’m a coordinator of Behind the Wire, an award-winning oral history project about Australian immigration detention. I am the producer and host of the Walkley-award winning podcast, The Messenger, and co-editor of the book They Cannot Take the Sky and producer of an exhibition of the same name.
I like to experiment with testimony, field recordings and found media. I am currently working on a book of stories about temporary migrant workers in Australia. Some of these were published as We feed you, a multimedia story about workers in the food system. In August 2020, the Manus Recording Project Collective is creating its second iteration: where are you today. Subscribe now to listen.
In 2019, I undertook the Te Whare Hēra International Artist Residency with City Gallery and Massey University, Wellington.
I’ve produced radio documentaries for BBC World Service and ABC Radio National and written for Harper’s Magazine, SBS, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, Nature Energy, Nature Climate Change, Nautilus, The Saturday Paper, The Walkley Magazine, and Overland Journal, among others.
I’ve written about the closure of the detention centre on Manus Island in Harper’s Magazine and the death of a young man in Melbourne’s west for Overland Journal. I worked on an Instagram documentary for SBS, about a Rohingya family in Melbourne and Bangladesh and wrote about Broken Hill running dry for Nautilus. This long piece on racial profiling and the Victoria police was awarded the Victoria Law Foundation’s best feature for 2014.
I have been a judge of the Victorian Premier’s literary awards, a peer assessor for Creative Victoria’s arts grants, a community fellow of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne and a committee member of Oral History Victoria. I was on the Melbourne Writers Festival Programming Advisory Committee from 2015 to 2017.