Justin Mackee had baked 258 cakes to get through isolation, but cake 259 was different, my story for the ABC

Update: My story of Justin’s epic baking efforts was picked up by the ABC. It’s attention so well-deserved by him and his a marathon of flour sourcing, carrot grating, rainy scootering and hot oven handling. Read it over at the ABC: Justin Mackee had baked 258 cakes to get though coronavirus isolation in Tokyo, but … Continue reading

That’s Bondi, baby. My piece for The Guardian

Bondi Beach: how the Australian icon became a coronavirus hotspot –Bondi is one of NSW’s most famous destinations, drawing 2.6 million visitors a year. Has its popularity made it vulnerable to Covid-19?– A block from Bondi Beach six female travellers, all aged between 22 and 31, share a two-bedroom flat, each paying $200 a week in rent. … Continue reading

Stay apart, but for goodness’ sake, stay in touch. My piece for The Guardian

Grandparenting from a distance: how coronavirus challenges the closest bonds –With children often asymptomatic and older people most vulnerable, the rules are clear: stay at home, stay apart, but stay in touch.– There’s only been one breach of the new security protocol at Susan and John Slaughter’s home in the Brisbane suburb of Lutwyche. “Harry, … Continue reading

Global Sisters

I’m lucky to be writing a series of stories about the powerful sisterhood at Global Sisters, a charity that gives migrant, disenfranchised, homeless or stateless women the chance to run and profit from their own start-up businesses. These are the people who work harder than I’ll ever need to to even find the doors that … Continue reading