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 and the Grand Award at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. I co-edited the book They Cannot Take the Sky, published by Allen & Unwin, and produced an exhibition at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum, which first opened in March 2017 and is now touring.
On this website you can find most of my published articles. Over the years, I’ve written for Harper’s Magazine, SBS, 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 closure of the detention centre on Manus Island in Harper’s Magazine, or this one about the death of a young man in Melbourne’s west, published in Overland Journal, or this story about homelessness, in the Big Issue. 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 a Community Fellow of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne and I’m on the committee of Oral History Victoria. I was a member of the Melbourne Writers Festival Programming Advisory Committee from 2015 to 2017.