Having it All, Redefined

HAVING IT ALL, REDEFINED Fabulous career, happy family, imperfections galore… “New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has just had a baby, making her the second head of state in history to give birth while holding office. A moment to celebrate or a fact of modern life? Either way, she’s in good company with the millions of working … Continue reading

My Sydney Morning Herald portfolio

Until recently, I was a senior writer with the Sydney Morning Herald. I chased royals, dodged floods, flew in choppers, skied on a moving carpet, dined on a ferris wheel, filed from Uluru, survived bullcatching and was chased by a dingo. In my five years at Fairfax Media, I wrote too many stories to list here. … Continue reading

Dumas on food: Rusty’s Byron Guide

Every year, Rusty and Tricia Miller put together a little guide to Byron Bay. It’s full of places to go, where to eat, maps and so on, but more than that, it’s a call to arms to preserve the Shire’s magic. Political, thought-provoking and unafraid, Rusty’s Byron Guide has become a part of the bay’s … Continue reading

Front of Mind with Dean Cropp

We’re in the middle of nowhere. Really, miles and miles from the nearest help. We’ve sailed without seeing land for three days straight and we’re somewhere between Paul Reef and Heralds Prong Number 2. We’ve seen sharks and whales and dolphins and turtles and an astonishing amount of coral. We’re discussing the finer points of … Continue reading