I’m a freelance writer in Melbourne, Australia. I write about environmental, social and community issues. I am often inspired by the people I write about, so I hope you will be too.
For the last few years, I’ve been working on Behind the Wire, an oral history project about Australian immigration detention. You can listen to our podcast, The Messenger, about Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese man who is in immigration detention on Manus Island. I am the co-editor of our book, They Cannot Take the Sky, with Allen & Unwin, and the producer of our exhibition at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum, which opened in March 2017.
On this website you can find most of my published articles. Over the years, I’ve written for The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, Nature Energy, Nature Climate Change, Nautilus, Right Now and Overland, among others.
For a sample of my longer writing, see this story about the death of a young man in Melbourne’s west, published in Overland Journal, or this story about homelessness, in the Big Issue. Or this essay about a coal town and climate protesters, published in Meanjin. I wrote about Broken Hill running dry for Nautilus. This long piece on racial profiling and the Victoria police was awarded the Victorian Law Foundation’s best feature for 2014.
I’m also a member of the Melbourne Writers Festival Programming Advisory Committee.