‘Enough is enough’: Meet the women trying to break into PNG’s all male Parliament House
Human Rights / Papua New Guinea / Women & Girls

‘Enough is enough’: Meet the women trying to break into PNG’s all male Parliament House

It was great to get back on the road reporting in July, and even better to be in Papua New Guinea after three years absence. Nearly 10 years ago, I wrote a long reportage piece for Griffith Review on the push for female representation, and the formidable obstacles female candidates face. Then, there were three … Continue reading

Regrets, I’ve had a few: Reflections & lessons on better climate reportage
Anthropology / Climate change / Human Rights / Journalism / Pacific

Regrets, I’ve had a few: Reflections & lessons on better climate reportage

As a serial ‘parachute’ journalist, dropping in & out of places not my own, I’m all too aware of the shortcomings of this model of reporting. Thinking out loud about how to tell truer, deeper stories of climate impacts in the Pacific in this critical moment, I’m grateful for the insights of Katerina Teaiwa and … Continue reading

Weekend in Gondwana
Anthropology / Climate change / Forests / Journalism

Weekend in Gondwana

Inside Story has just published the essay I contributed to the recently published NewSouth book ‘Living with the Anthropocene: Love, Loss & Hope in the Face of Environmental Crisis’. The book is in the shops now, and it’s a really thoughtful, energising, informing collection including voices like Tony Birch, James Bradley, Sophie Cunningham, Delia Falconer, … Continue reading

From Manus to Moresby: Story for The Guardian on Bomana detention centre
Asylum Seekers / Human Rights / Papua New Guinea

From Manus to Moresby: Story for The Guardian on Bomana detention centre

During a brief but busy trip to PNG in October, I had the privilege to spend a little time with Behrouz Boochani, the Iranian-Kurdish journalist and refugee whose powerful advocacy has earned him international recognition. (This was shortly before he finally left PNG and flew to New Zealand, and his next chapter.) Behrouz acted as … Continue reading