About Me

I am a journalist and writer living and working on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. I write about politics, inequality, education, and the arts. I believe  journalism has a crucial role to play in the preservation of democracy at time when it is under threat.

Latest Work

Theatre review: Blue, Belvoir St Theatre

Thomas Weatherall’s raw, heart-breaking monologue Blue is a remarkable debut. He does not shy away from life’s most challenging and painful experiences – death, heartbreak, grief, suicide – but manages to traverse these heavy subjects with such a tender vulnerability, one cannot help feeling uplifted and hopeful, despite the tears shed by many in the audience, including this reviewer.

Weatherall says his play – the result of four years of collected writings – is ‘not a cry for help, or an exerc

Dance review: New Breed 2022, Sydney Dance Company

This year’s season of Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed is everything it purports to be. This is dance of the highest calibre, performed at a scale and with a level of skill and training that only the most well-funded production houses and companies can produce. No doubt, in the context of large state-funded performance companies, it is at the more innovative end.

This year’s crop of young diverse choreographers know their stuff. The performances are affecting, disciplined and bear all the hallm

Interview with Mei Mak

This week we feature an interview with Mei Mak as part of our series to spread awareness of liver health. Mei Mak is a lived-experience speaker and HEPHero who has been involved with LiverWELL since 2017.

Mei Mak’s advice for people living with hepatitis is to be brave and curious. She urges people to try not to feel shame about having a liver condition and encourages them to seek out information and education about liver health.

Mei was diagnosed with hepatitis B after a routine blood test. H

Theatre review: The 20s, and All That Dissonance

In The 20s, and All That Dissonance, revered cabaret performer Meow Meow weaves a masterful narration around the relationships between the social and aesthetic discord and breakdown in the early 20th Century.

From the beginning of the first act she frames the history, making a point about the year 1922. It is no coincidence she is marking the 100th anniversary of this era. All the components of the show – the poetry which dissolves language, the historical details, and the shattering tonalities

Celebrating Our Livers This October!

This October marks Liver Awareness Month 2022, where we highlight the importance of liver health and raise awareness of liver diseases, such as hepatitis.

Across the month, we feature a series of videos and interviews that profile those working in liver health, and those with lived experience of liver disease. Articles and video interviews are by Sarah Liversidge, Journalism student from RMIT University.

This week, we feature Chloe Pedley, Manager of our Health Promotions Team.

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Million-dollar injection to treat region's nursing aches

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said the funding would create state-of-the-art training facilities for up to 160 students enrolled in South West TAFE's diploma of nursing.

Minister Tierney said some equipment had already arrived in preparation for the 2023 year and would help entice students to stay in the region.

"We need our young people here in a critical mass so we have strong capability and capacity in our regional towns and cities.

"...We need young people in particula

'Grey army' flocks to city's aged care sector

REWARDING WORK: Carers Sandra Meehan and John Benington at a Christmas in July lunch. They said they enjoy giving back to the community by working in aged care. Picture: Morgan Hancock.

"We've had an influx of people in their late 50s and early 60s coming to work for us. They are the most wonderful people," she said.

"After what we've seen during the pandemic, no one wants their loved ones inside a residential aged care setting if they can help it," she said.

A majority of Australians aged

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I live and work on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. I acknowledge their elders past, present and emerging, and their ongoing custodianship of this land. I recognise the land is unceded and a treaty has never been signed.