HELP US RESTORE AUSTRALIA’S PACIFIC VOICE

We have an opportunity, probably a last chance,  to restore Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio services to the Pacific region. If you have a Pacific connection, act now. The ABC shut down its shortwave radio transmitters to the Pacific last year, drastically reducing the reach of […]

DOES BOB DYLAN DESERVE THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE?

I’ve been listening to Bob Dylan for as long as I can remember, through all the ups and downs of my life and his career. I’ve tuned in for the sublime and the inspirational, and yes, for the dross as well. It’s been a long […]

REMEMBERING LARRY

There are tens of thousands of people who will reflect today on something they have in common – cyclone Larry. Larry came howling in from the Coral Sea early on Monday March 20, 2006 – ten years ago today. Winds up to 290 kilometres per […]

THAT BASTARD LARRY – 10 YEARS ON

  I’ll be up early this Sunday – not something I usually do – but it’s the 10th anniversary of a life-changing event. So I’ll spend a quiet hour before dawn remembering cyclone Larry. One of the most powerful cyclones ever to make landfall in […]

MY WEST KIMBERLEY PHOTO ALBUM

In September 2014, I moved across the top of Australia, to Broome. It looks and feels very different to far north Queensland – dry tropics instead of wet, and the country has very different stories to tell. Enjoy some pictures of the west Kimberley from […]

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FAREWELL TO THE FAR NORTH

Career decisions can be momentous, and disastrous. Here’s one that turned out to be both. In September 2014, I decided to leave ABC Far North in Cairns and move to Broome, to run ABC Kimberley. It was a tremendous opportunity for me,  but required me […]

LYNDAL PHIL AND I ON THE PENINSULA DEVELOPMENT ROAD

PICTURES FROM OUR CAPE YORK PENINSULA ROAD TRIP

We did our annual Cape York Peninsula road trip a bit early this year, in June instead of October. It was early in the dry season, the roads were in great shape and we travelled to Lakeland, Laura, Lama Lama National Park, Coen, Wenlock River, […]