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I have been a journalist since 1979, dividing my time pretty equally between the ABC and SBS, and working out of Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.

I have been a daily news reporter, a current affairs reporter, a Political Editor, a newsroom manager and, most recently, an Editorial Director responsible for setting and maintaining editorial standards and training journalists.

I have covered industrial relations, politics, state and federal elections, riots, coups, terrorism and international diplomacy. I have won two Walkley awards, largely for being in the right place at the right time.

Somewhere in the midst of all that I managed to write a number of works of children’s fiction.

  • Treasurer, Board Member, Organization of News Ombudsmen

  • Journalism Advocate, Fourth Estate