I wrote a piece for Rolling Stone's "National Affairs" section on wealth inequality in their September 2013 issue. I've only just got my hands on a copy of the PDF.
I interviewed federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for Rolling Stone's March issue. As luck would have it, the PM announced the election date barely a week before the magazine went on sale. Unfortunately, that meant the standfirst's reference to an election being "due by November 30" looked a bit daft. Still... Tony Abbott! If you want... Continue Reading →
I wrote this cracking profile on the outspoken and baffling mining billionaire Clive Palmer for Rolling Stone Australia's August 2012 issue. My favourite bit is how my byline is flanked by two stars.
All this talk about weak political leadership on both sides of the floor got me thinking... What if we could construct a national leader comprised of the best attributes of other great statesfolk? Like, John Howard's wicked bowling arm and Joh Bjelke-Petersen's passionate defence of civil liberties? John and Joh didn't make the cut in... Continue Reading →
When the editor of FHM Australia (me) decided to do a US election primer, he asked his chief political writer and resident US politics obsessive (me) to do the job. The filed copy ran to about 1400 words, but one of FHM's crack sub editors (me) hacked it back to the required 700. This appeared... Continue Reading →
At the end of this interview, Ray Martin, Lego-haired legend of Australian journalism, thanked me for my "intelligent questions". Best. Moment. Ever. He came into the studio to be shot, too. We liked the idea of him being under the microscope for a change, which is what inspired this interrogation room setup. Never mind that... Continue Reading →
I interviewed former Guantanamo Bay inmate and terrorism suspect Mamdouh Habib towards the end of 2008 at a cafe in Bankstown. For a guy who'd been tortured and abused by a foreign power while his own government failed to intervene, he seemed pretty together. Although you didn't have to scratch the surface very deep to... Continue Reading →