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 we live tilts further toward the right and independent voices are silenced, I find myself becoming more subjective.
Now I use my time and skills to investigate issues that I care about and which my community cares about.