Surf & Turf, Geelong Advertiser, February 9, 2019

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Surf & Turf, Geelong Advertiser, February 2, 2019

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Surf & Turf, Geelong Advertiser, January 12, 2018

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Surf & Turf, Geelong Advertiser, December 15, 2018

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Into ghosts

Surf & Turf, Geelong Advertiser, November 17, 2018

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The first of my monthly columns Surf & Turf in the Geelong Advertiser, from October 20, 2018.

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Working for shire

I wrote this piece more than a year ago, just before the Australian Government shut the concentration camp on Manus Island. The UNHCR credited this piece with changing federal policy on the handling of the camp closure and led to a previously unplanned “transition period” for the 900 men there. Once this piece was splashed on the front of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, with an accompanying editorial written by Sunday Editor Duska Sulicich, it featured on Insiders on the ABC and the issue was referenced by three politicians in parliament the following week.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/trash-left-in-limbo-fears-for-refugees-on-manus-after-detention-centre-closes-20170810-gxtjjd.html

That said, NOTHING has actually changed for those men on the island and they still live in limbo, still tortured by the Australian government.

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