I’m a freelance journalist 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.
Lately, I’ve been working on Behind the Wire, an oral history project about Australian immigration detention. From early 2017, you can listen to our podcast, The Messenger, about Aziz, a Sudanese man who is in immigration detention on Manus Island. We are also publishing a book, They Cannot Take the Sky, with Allen & Unwin 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 articles, see this story about the death of ayoung man in Melbourne’s west, published in Overland Journal, or this story about homelessness, in the Big Issue. Or this essay on the human side of climate change, published in Meanjin. This feature 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.