This is my website and blog. I post my new articles and investigations here as well as archiving old pieces. I am particularly interested in stories which are of public interest but fail to get a fair run in the media. During my career, I have worked for independent, alternative and mainstream media. I’m also a contributing editor to NewMatilda and have reported for Crikey, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation in recent times.
I am an investigative journalist with a background in social activism. I worked at the University of Technology for 21 years. Although I am no longer teaching at UTS, I am still a Professor of Journalism at the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism. I am also on the Board of the Pacific Media Centre based at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and am editing a new section for the Pacific Journalism Review Frontline which links practice based journalism research ( especially in-depth, investigative and computer assisted journalism) with journalism studies.
My current interests include environmental issues including climate change and planning issues, censorship issues, miscarriages of justice and the Northern Territory Intervention into Aboriginal affairs.
In my journalism, I apply the Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance ( MEAA) code of ethics. If you see any factual errors in my work please contact me. I welcome comments. The MEAA incorporates the older union Australian Journalists’ Association. As a journalist, I have an absolute ethical obligation to protect the confidentiality of my sources. I prefer to do “on the record” interviews but understand that for sometimes this is not possible for sources.