Home Stretch 2018 Launch

Home Stretch brought together over 130 supporters as we called on the major parties to commit to the extension of care to age 21 ahead of the Victorian State Election. It was a pleasure to have social commentator Gretel Killeen MC the event alongside our speakers Paul McDonald, Deb Tsorbaris, Victorian Children’s Commissioner Liana Buchanan, Foster Care Association CEO Katie Hooper and former foster kids Dylan Langley and Gina McCrae. Rounding out the day was comedian, ABC TV performer, and former foster kid Corey White - it made for a truly memorable ending.

Premier Wants Sniffer Dogs in Schools

I spoke to Sydney Criminal Lawyers about the harms of using sniffer dogs in high schools: The present heavy-handed approach to illicit drug use has been widely been discredited by former police commissioners, politicians and health professionals. Instead of curbing the use of the illegal drugs, it’s accepted it increases the harms associated with substance use. However, newly appointed South Australian premier Steven Marshall has decided it’s good policy to utilise a highly ridiculed drug war tactic and send sniffer dogs into to his state’s high schools to carry out searches. During question time on 15 May, the leader of the SA Liberal party said that he was going to follow through on a camp

Election 2016 and beyond: the best Australian podcasts for political nerds

Throw back to the 2016 Federal Election, when The Guardian named Vice's election podcast to be one of the best of the year! I was lucky enough to be invited on alongside Aamer Rahman, Alan Duffy and Roj Amedi. "Our take: Putting Rahman in a room with interesting people was a genius move by Vice: the show is chatty, informative, funny and consistently interesting." Episode link

Sydney Writers' Festival

The sun has set on another Sydney Writers' Festival - Australia's largest celebration of writing and ideas. It was a year marked by brilliance, controversy, and so many amazing women. It was such a delight to be invited to interview some of the brightest sparks at the festival for Quickie podcast. I'm so excited to share these brilliant conversations over the coming weeks.

Sydney Writers' Festival

I'm so excited to take my Quickie podcast back to Sydney Writers' Festival again! Episodes with Cleo Wade, Alexis Okeowo, Zinzi Clemmons & Min Jin Lee coming soon. The program is bursting with bright sparks to wrap your eyes and ears around. #SWF2018

Democracy Dog 2016

As we head into another election season, I just want to highlight to my friend Chippy won Buzzfeed's "19 Dogs That Were Actually Everyone On Election Day.' Article link.

Home Stretch on Joy 94.9

Always a pleasure to join the Youth In Control team over at @JOY949. Thank you for having me on to talk @The_HomeStretch and why youth homelessness matters. Listen back:

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