Category Archives: Writing

Townhouse plan in Melbourne’s north leaves residents reeling

Originally written for City Journal. Keilor Park locals are up in arms over a plan to build 72 townhouses in the centre of their neighbourhood. Lodged by the state government’s urban planning arm Development Victoria in June, the proposal would

Townhouse plan in Melbourne’s north leaves residents reeling

Originally written for City Journal. Keilor Park locals are up in arms over a plan to build 72 townhouses in the centre of their neighbourhood. Lodged by the state government’s urban planning arm Development Victoria in June, the proposal would

Defiant, not divisive: Yungblud on genre-bending punk with a conscience

Originally written for Beat Magazine. At just 19 years old, Yungblud is an exciting, chaotic figure at the peak of a fresh punk movement, boasting social consciousness and talent in spades. Dominic Harrison, as he’s otherwise known, released his debut

Defiant, not divisive: Yungblud on genre-bending punk with a conscience

Originally written for Beat Magazine. At just 19 years old, Yungblud is an exciting, chaotic figure at the peak of a fresh punk movement, boasting social consciousness and talent in spades. Dominic Harrison, as he’s otherwise known, released his debut

Smelly fruit causes evacuation at RMIT

Originally written for Catalyst Magazine.  Approximately 500 staff and students were evacuated from RMIT’s city campus yesterday afternoon following a reported gas leak. The fumes were first detected in level 4 of building 8 (the Swanston Library) just after 3pm

Smelly fruit causes evacuation at RMIT

Originally written for Catalyst Magazine.  Approximately 500 staff and students were evacuated from RMIT’s city campus yesterday afternoon following a reported gas leak. The fumes were first detected in level 4 of building 8 (the Swanston Library) just after 3pm

Bulldogs CEO Ameet Bains denies rift reports

Originally written and cut for 3AW/Macquarie Sports Radio. Western Bulldogs CEO Ameet Bains strongly rebutted reports of a rift within the team in an interview before their win on Sunday. Bains told Sunday Sport he was “frustrated and disappointed on

Bulldogs CEO Ameet Bains denies rift reports

Originally written and cut for 3AW/Macquarie Sports Radio. Western Bulldogs CEO Ameet Bains strongly rebutted reports of a rift within the team in an interview before their win on Sunday. Bains told Sunday Sport he was “frustrated and disappointed on

Download Festival 2018: Punk and hardcore’s triumphant return to the Australian festival scene

Originally published in Beat Magazine. Australia’s first Download Festival ripped through Flemington Racecourse on a typical Melbourne afternoon, leaving a bunch of poncho-clad then sunburnt punters in its wake. The punk, metal and hardcore festival was born in the UK

Download Festival 2018: Punk and hardcore’s triumphant return to the Australian festival scene

Originally published in Beat Magazine. Australia’s first Download Festival ripped through Flemington Racecourse on a typical Melbourne afternoon, leaving a bunch of poncho-clad then sunburnt punters in its wake. The punk, metal and hardcore festival was born in the UK

The problem with Victoria’s crime rate

Originally published in The Age. With Tammy Mills and Simon Schluter.  Victoria experienced its steepest drop in crime in a decade, but on the streets in Melbourne’s south-east, the statistics aren’t necessarily changing perception. Cranbourne. It’s one of Australia’s fastest

The problem with Victoria’s crime rate

Originally published in The Age. With Tammy Mills and Simon Schluter.  Victoria experienced its steepest drop in crime in a decade, but on the streets in Melbourne’s south-east, the statistics aren’t necessarily changing perception. Cranbourne. It’s one of Australia’s fastest

Meet the DA Trippers, clued-in crossword fans who tackle the grids others don’t attempt

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald. With Craig Butt. It’s a source of much frustration and deep contemplation. The cryptic crossword. And it’s a frustration well recognised as best shared, which is why one group of crossword enthusiasts banded

Meet the DA Trippers, clued-in crossword fans who tackle the grids others don’t attempt

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald. With Craig Butt. It’s a source of much frustration and deep contemplation. The cryptic crossword. And it’s a frustration well recognised as best shared, which is why one group of crossword enthusiasts banded