Contributors

13 February 2013


CONTRIBUTORS

Brian Matthews

Brian Matthews

Brian Matthews headshotBrian Matthews writes the By the Way column for Eureka Street. Brian is honorary Professor of English at Flinders University, Adelaide where he taught for 25 years and was awarded Flinders' first Personal Chair in English. He was Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the University of Oregon, 1986, and subsequently held visiting professorships at the universities of Trento, Venice and Bologna. He was head of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and professor of Australian studies at the University of London, 1993–96. In 1997 he became foundation director of the Europe Australia Institute at Victoria University, Melbourne. As a writer of biography, fiction and memoir and as a columnist for the Weekend Australian Magazine and Eureka Street, he has won numerous


Chris Johnston

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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston headshotChris Johnston draws a weekly editorial illustration for Eureka Street. He is an award winning illustrator, cartoonist, and storyboard artist of many years experience. Training in architecture and classic art techniques, he now works mostly with computer and drawing tablet, and when time allows, pursues various online graphic novel projects.


Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan headshotFr Frank Brennan SJ writes The Meddlesome Priest column for Eureka Street. He is professor of law, director of strategic research projects (social justice and ethics), Australian Catholic University, adjunct professor at the College of Law and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, Australian National University.


Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton headshotAndrew Hamilton is a Jesuit priest. He taught theology at the United Faculty of Theology for many years, and has contributed widely to theological and religious journals. He has had a long-standing engagement with refugee communities and issues. He is currently editorial consultant of Eureka Street and a policy officer with Jesuit Social Services.


Michael Mullins

Michael Mullins

Michael Mullins headshotBased in Sydney, Michael Mullins has been editor of Eureka Street since 2006. He was founding editor of CathNews, worked for the Jesuit Refugee Service in Rome, and taught media and ethics at Sydney University.


John Falzon

John Falzon

John Falzon headshotDr John Falzon is a political sociologist, poet and author of The Language of the Unheard (2012). He has been Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent Paul Society National Council of Australia since 2006. He has written and spoken widely on the structural causes of marginalisation and inequality in Australia and has long been an advocate for a fairer and more equitable society. John has worked in academia, in research and advocacy with NGOs, and in community development in large public housing estates. He was a participant in the 2020 Summit, has served on the ACOSS Board as well as on Government advisory committees such as the Community Response Task Force during the Global Financial Crisis and the Energy White Paper High Level Consultative Committee. He has been a member of the Australi


John Warhurst

John Warhurst

John Warhurst headshotJohn Warhurst AO is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University in Canberra where he was Professor of Political Science from 1993–2008. Before that he was Professor of Politics at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, from 1985–1993. He has been a weekly columnist for The Canberra Times since 1998. He also writes occasionally for The Footy Almanac and is a member of both the Adelaide Crows and the GWS Giants. He has been chair of the Australian Republican Movement (2002–2005), campaigning for an Australian Head of State for Australia, and Deputy Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia (2007–2012), the church's peak body for social services. In 2009 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for


Kerry Murphy

Kerry Murphy

Kerry Murphy headshotKerry Murphy is a partner with the specialist immigration law firm D'Ambra Murphy Lawyers. He is a student of Arabic, former Jesuit Refugee Service coordinator, teaches at ANU and was recognised by AFR best lawyers survey as one of Australia's top immigration lawyers.


Benedict Coleridge

Benedict Coleridge

Benedict Coleridge headshotBenedict Coleridge writes the A Word Edgeways column for Eureka Street. He currently works as a policy researcher based in Brussels. He will begin graduate study in political theory in September 2013. He tweets as @Ben_Coleridge


Gillian Bouras

Gillian Bouras

Gillian BourasGillian Bouras is an Australian writer who has been based in the Peloponnese, Greece, for more than 30 years. She has had eight books published; another (Seeing and Believing) is accessible via her website. Her journalism has been published in six countries. She has three sons and three grandsons, with one son living permanently in Australia, so she herself has had to learn to live with 'the divided heart'. But Gillian herself will always be Aussie.


Moira Rayner

Moira Rayner

Moira Rayner headshotMoira Rayner is a barrister and writer.


Barry Gittins and Jen Vuk

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Barry Gittins and Jen Vuk

Jen Vuk and Barry Gittins side by sideBarry Gittins and Jen Vuk write the Book Chat column for Eureka Street. Barry is a communication and research consultant for the Salvation Army who has written for Inside History, Crosslight, The Transit Lounge, Changing Attitude Australia and The Rubicon. Jen is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Herald Sun, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age and The Good Weekend.


David James

David James

David James headshotDavid James has been a financial journalist for 28 years. He was a senior writer and columnist at BRW for 25 years, a senior journalist at AAA Banking magazine, an editor and writer for stockbroker JB Were & Sons and a journalist at The Melbourne Herald. He is author of Managing for the Twenty First Century and The Business Devil’s Dictionary. He has a PhD from Monash University: Illusions of Time in Shakespeare's Plays. He now works as a freelance journalist and editor.


Ray Cassin

Ray Cassin

Ray CassinRay Cassin has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, beginning as a cadet on The West Australian in 1980. He has been opinion editor and chief leader writer of The Age, and editor of The Age Review. From 1989–1995 he worked at Jesuit Publications, the forerunner of Jesuit Communications, where he was one of the founding staff members of Eureka Street. He is now a contributing editor of Eureka Street and a tutor in ethics in the journalism program at Swinburne University of Technology.


Fiona Katauskas

Fiona Katauskas

Fiona Katauskas headshotFiona Katauskas draws a weekly political cartoon for Eureka Street. She is a Sydney based cartoonist and illustrator. Her work has also appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian and New Matilda. Her political cartoons also pop up regularly in the Museum of Australian Democracy's annual Behind the Lines exhibition and Scribe Publications' Best Political Cartoons of the year anthologies.


Peter Kirkwood

Peter Kirkwood

Peter Kirkwood headshotPeter Kirkwood was the producer of Eureka Street TV from 2009 to 2012. He is a freelance writer and video consultant with a master's degree from the Sydney College of Divinity.


Ellena Savage

Ellena Savage

Ellena Savage headshotEllena Savage writes The Savage Mind column for Eureka Street. She is the arts editor at The Lifted Brow, politics editor at SPOOK Magazine, and has written about literature, feminism, and political culture for publications including Overland, the Australian Book Review, Right Now, Arena, and Farrago, which she co-edited in 2010. Her 2012 essay 'A Man Like Luai' won the Tharunka Non-fiction prize. She tweets as @RarrSavage and her website is ellenasavage.com.


Fatima Measham

Fatima Measham

Fatima Measham headshotFatima Measham is a Melbourne-based social commentator who contributes regularly to Eureka Street. Her work has also appeared in The Drum, ABC Religion & Ethics, and National Times. She is a recipient of the Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship in 2013. She blogs at This Is Complicated and tweets as @foomeister.


Tony Kevin

Tony Kevin

Tony Kevin headshotTony Kevin is a former Australian ambassador to Cambodia and Poland, and the author of Crunch Time, a book exploring Australia's inadequate policy responses to the climate change crisis. His most recent book is Reluctant Rescuers (2012). His previous publication on refugee boat tragedy — A Certain Maritime Incident — was the recipient of a NSW Premier's literary award in 2005.


Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas headshotPeter Thomas is the voice of Eureka Street Radio. An accomplished broadcaster and television filmmaker, Peter has produced documentaries, typically social justice, spirituality and inter-faith features for Australian and overseas networks, including ABC-TV and SBS. His Eureka Street podcast contribution is a return to his broadcast roots having worked as a radio and television announcer in many parts of Australia. In retirement he has an involvement in community radio and a strong interest in meditation, conducting frequent workshops and training programs.


Catherine Marshall

Catherine Marshall

Catherine Marshall headshotCatherine Marshall is a Sydney-based journalist and travel writer. She started her career as a broadcast journalist in her native South Africa and has written for magazines, newspapers and online publications in Australia, South Africa, the United States and Asia. She micro-blogs at www.zizzyballord.com and tweets as @zizzyballordand. Her writing can be seen at www.catherineamarshall.blogspot.com.


Paul Collins

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Paul Collins

Paul collins headshotPaul Collins is an historian, broadcaster and writer. The author of 13 books, his most recent is The Birth of the West (2013). He is well known as a commentator on Catholicism and the papacy and has also written about the environment and population.


Philip Harvey

Philip Harvey

Philip Harvey headshotPhilip Harvey is the poetry editor of Eureka Street. Any poetry submissions can be mailed to him at poetry@eurekastreet.com.au. Philip has published widely both in and outside Australia. He also maintains a poetry site, a poetry readings site and a workplace blogspot at the Carmelite Library in Middle Park.


Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle stick figureBrian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, many available through John Garratt Publishing in Australia. His collection of 'proems' about Australian and American stories, Thirsty For the Joy, was published by One Day Hill in Melbourne.


Tim Kroenert

Tim Kroenert

Tim Kroenert smilingTim Kroenert is the assistant editor and film reviewer for Eureka Street. He previously worked for five years with The Salvation Army's National Editorial Department, working as a subeditor and staff writer across its various publications including the flagship publication Warcry. He is a published fiction writer and his articles and reviews have appeared in The Age, Inside Film, WQ, the Courier-Mail and The Big Issue.