I’m a writer and producer in Melbourne, Australia. For the last few years, I’ve been working on Behind the Wire, an award-winning oral history project about Australian immigration detention. I host The Messenger podcast about Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese man who is in immigration detention on Manus Island, which won the 2017 Walkley Award for Radio/Audio feature. I co-edited They Cannot Take the Sky, published by Allen & Unwin, and produced an 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 Journal, 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 and community-owned energy for Nature. This long piece on racial profiling and the Victoria police was awarded the Victoria Law Foundation’s best feature for 2014.
I’m on the committee of Oral History Victoria and I was a member of the Melbourne Writers Festival Programming Advisory Committee from 2015 to 2017.