Happy 2017! Fireworks by Prabhu Balakrishnan via Flickr

Happy New Year! What are your plans for the New Year?

Wherever you are, whatever time it is, I hope you have a great and happy 2017. Here’s what I, personally, am hoping for in the coming year: I am hoping for a new job either part time or full time that will give me a bit of breathing space right now because I do need. […]

A picture of Khodayar Amini at the vigil for the one year anniversary of his death

Khodayar Amini, Australia and asylum seekers, one year on How federal and state governments consistently failed a refugee seeking assistance

Khodayar would often listen to Ahmad Zahir’s songs as he lay on his bed in Sydney. In ‘Man Nagoyam’ Ahmad Zahir sings about being like a caged bird that wants to be free. In Afghanistan, from 1996 to 2001, all musical instruments and music making bar the frame duff drum and religious singing had been banned by the Taliban.

Khodayar ran from the Taliban after most of his family were killed. He ran from death as most humans would, to a place of perceived safety as most humans would. But he ran to Australia where he would end up feeling more caged and more in danger.

Fremantle fireworks frustrate freo businesses

A Fremantle businessman has found himself at the centre of a row over the Fremantle Australia Day fireworks after he claimed credit for reinstating the fireworks display to January 26 despite the City Council’s original decision to cancel it and move celebrations to another date out of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Journalism & Editing Portfolio

Editing  for: Hardie Grant Publishing by: Domonique Bertoluccipublished: Oct 4, 2016genre: self-help; non-fiction  for: Seizure in conjunction with Xoumby: Jane Rawsonpublished: Aug 3, 2014genre: speculative fiction; novella Formaldehyde was one of the three winners of the 2014 Viva La Novella prize run by seizure for which I was both editor and judge.  Broadcast work Television news – packages story: China’s Circuit Breaker Mechanismfor: Newsfirst, Capital Maharaja Organisation Private Limit

The Writing Calendar in Calendar form

The fancy timeline list view of this calendar is here. Let me know which version you like better. [Spider_Calendar id=”1″ theme=”13″ default=”month” select=”month,list,week,day,” align=”center”]