As bushfires rage

As bushfires rage through prime koala habitat in NSW and QLD, it’s a good time to mention the fascinating koala research and writing I recently did for NRMA Insurance. The campaign is worth a look at, not least to find out how you can help a koala today. It’s estimated that 350 of our favourite … Continue reading

Bedtime, Bondi

The Southern Cross sits above the avocado tree and the slow, steady flap of a bat beats rhythm into the shrill electric static of the night’s white noise. Crickets, frogs, the bite of a motorbike revving as it pulls up, up, out of the bowl. Mosquitos leave nothing unpunctured, their leafy homes alive with the … Continue reading

SBS and me

It’s a pleasure to be writing for the brilliant and ballsy SBS Life. As Australia’s only mainstream outlet for truly diverse voices, it feels like the perfect place for much of what I love to write: empowering stories about amazing women and men. The sisterhood runs strong at SBS Life. Here are a few of those … Continue reading

Australia’s $1 billion debt

European countries that refuse to take in their proportion of forced migrants will face a financial charge of about €250,000 per refugee, according to Brussels’ plans to overhaul the bloc’s asylum rules. That’s about $400,000 per person. Given Australia today has 30,037 people seeking asylum (according to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre), it would be … Continue reading