I was a mainstream journalist for almost 30 years, including as a a former political journalist and bureau chief with The Australian, a former chief of staff at Messenger Newspapers in Adelaide and a former state political reporter for The Adelaide Advertiser.

It was during this time that I got the nickname, The Terrier, because I find it very hard to let things go, especially if I see an injustice, a misuse of power or a problem that needs to be fixed.

Most recently I co-founded and co-edited Bluestone Magazine, an online magazine based in Warrnambool from 2013-2016, that quickly gained a reputation for stirring the pot in a small city.

In my professional career, I always aimed to be objective, but as the world in which I live tilts further to the right, I find myself becoming more and more subjective.

Now I write my personal thoughts about issues that I care about and want to talk about.

I am also the author of three books, After Port Arthur (Allen & Unwin 2006), Four Seasons with a Grumpy Goat (Allen & Unwin, 2011) and Warrnambool: This is Home (Writelight, 2014).