Exploiting the Housing Crisis – Eureka Street

I wrote this after being mindboggled at the zero critical responses to an ad on a buy-and-sell Facebook page which was looking for a full-time worker for zero pay.

Strangers R Us – New Matilda

On the disgusting ideology that sees our government continuing its targeting of people on welfare.

The Cloud of Undoing – Southerly Journal

A short story in Southerly 76.1, Words and Music. An economic fantasy about a financial advisor going poetic before going Robin Hood.

A Game of Cat and Mouse – The Big Issue Australia

An essay pondering the karmic balance between rescuing a wounded kitten and poisoning some pesky mice.

Underneath the Labels: the Left, the Right, & the Clusterfuck In-Between – New Matilda

A riff on the US political spectrum, where what was once left is now centre and what was once right has fallen clean off the edge, and about the commonalities we still share despite being sort of arseholes.

Blinded Me With Science – Tincture Journal

An essay in the inaugural issue in which I weave my way through music, physics and the problem of my concrete dancing feet.

Dear Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) – Independent Australia

I pen a reply to a Liberal Party early election campaign email.

Q&A: Deep Questions, Inch-Thick Answers and the Public Square We Need – Independent Australia

Q&A is an Australian panel show. I wonder if questions were given sufficient debating time, would we be willing to listen to those with opposing views?

The Iowa Caucus: Are the American People Stealing Back the Power? – Independent Australia

In the heady days when Bernie Sanders was a thing, I dip my toe into trying to understand what the hell the Iowa Caucus is. I also wonder – does it ultimately really matter in an oligarchy who fills the White House’s big chair?

Yearning for the Sea – Independent Australia

Waxing poetic about how living lonely in the virtual world.

Sympathy for the NAB – Independent Australia

Snide faux-empathetic letter to a big-four bank.