Associate Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh researches the politics of Central Asia and the Middle East, political Islam, and US relations with the Muslim world. He is Deputy Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Abe W. Ata was a temporary delegate to the UN in 1970 and has lived and worked in the Middle East, America and Australia. Dr Ata is a ninth-generation Christian Palestinian academic born in Bethlehem, and currently works at the Australian Catholic University.
Susan Aykut is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Public History at Monash University. She completed her Ph.D. at La Trobe University in the Schools of Art History and History and has worked as an historian in a variety of positions in both the university and public sectors.
Nahum Ayliffe is a Melbourne free lance writer, student and he also works as youth and family worker at St Leonard's Uniting Church. He blogs at www.nahum.com.au and is passionate about young people, politics and those very important existential questions.
Rodrigo Acuña is a PhD candidate in International Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. He writes regularly on Latin American affairs in the Australian press and has been interviewed on ABC Radio, SBS Radio (Spanish) and Radio Adelaide among others.
Michael Ashby is Professor and Director of the Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
Dewi Anggraeni is a novelist and journalist. In March, Equinox Publishing and the International Labour Organisation in Jakarta published Dreamseekers, her eighth book.
Elizabeth is a Melbourne based freelance writer, with a special interest in South-East Asia where she has both lived and travelled extensively.
Kylie Baxter works in the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic
Studies, Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne. She is co-author
of the forthcoming US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: the rise of anti-Americanism and is currently in Beirut researching the situation of the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
Patrick Barrow teaches English overseas and has worked as a tour guide in Europe. He has travelled extensively in China, Poland, Thailand and Germany, and currently resides in Russia, in the Ural mountains on the western edge of Siberia.
Joel Burstyner is a Melbourne lawyer and writer based in Berlin.
Kylie Baxter and Rebecca Barlow
Kylie Baxter and Rebecca Barlow are researchers in the Centre for Muslim Minorities and Islam Policy Studies at Monash University.
Colin Brown was the founding national executive officer of Catholic Earthcare Australia. Prior to that he was the social justice coordinator for the De La Salle Brothers. He has now left Earthcare to return to practising environmental law.
John Button was a minister and senator in the Hawke and Keating governments. He has written books, a Quarterly Essay, and has also written for, among many publications, the Sydney Morning Herald and Crikey.
Daniel Baldino is head of the Politics/International Relations program in the School of Arts and Sciences at Notre Dame University, Fremantle.
Dr Alice Bergin is a doctor in Victoria’s public health system. She has an interest in social justice, medicine, writing and doing something fabulous.
Veronica Brady IBVM
A Loreto nun, Sister Veronica is emeritus Professor of English at the University of Western Australia who was a member of the inaugural ABC Board in the 1980s.
Mark Byrne is a senior researcher at Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre, where he occasionally writes and gives talks on race relations in Australian cinema.
Brendan Byrne spent nearly two decades in the union movement in various capacities. He is undertaking a Bachelor of Theology at the United Faculty of Theology. In addition to interests in philosophy, criminology, and cosmology, he is currently writing a novel.
Susie Byers has worked as a welfare rights advocate and tenants advocate at a community legal centre in Perth. She is currently researching a PhD in History at the University of Western Australia and is co-authoring a chapter of the forthcoming history of UWA.
Michelle Coram is an Adelaide lawyer. She has had a number of articles published in Australian Catholics based on travel and her experiences as a volunteer overseas with the Iona and Taize communities and at a reconciliation centre in Northern Ireland.
Alexandra Coghlan graduated from Oxford University in 2006 with BAs
in English Literature and Music, and completed an MPhil in Criticism
and Culture at Trinity College, Cambridge. She currently lives in
Sydney, where she works as a teacher and freelance journalist prior to
returning to Oxford for a DPhil in October 2008.
Bill Calcutt worked in a range of intelligence roles in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the National Crime Authority for more than 20 years. He now works in regional development and retains a strong interest in governance and public accountability.
Joanna Cruickshank is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne. She researches, lectures and publishes on the role of religion in British and Australian history.
Barbara Chapman is a writer, and has also been a teacher of English to adult migrants and refugees for over 20 years.
Dr Les Coleman lectures in finance at the University of Melbourne. His principal research focus is on the nature and consequences of firm risks.
Max Charlesworth is an emeritus professor of philosophy .He has written on conscience and related issues in Church, State and Conscience and Religious Inventions.
Joseph Camilleri is Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University. He has written and lectured extensively on international relations, governance and globalisation, human rights, North–South relations, international organisations, the United Nations, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Peter Cronau has worked as a producer for Media Watch, and a reporter for ABC Radio’s Background Briefing. Since 1998, he has worked as a researcher and producer at ABC TV's Four Corners.
Associate Professor Coppel is a Principal Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne. His publications include the edited volume Violent Conflicts in Indonesia: Analysis, Representation, Resolution (2006).
Dr Coghlan is a specialist in applied epidemiology and is currently based at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne. He has been involved extensively in public health work in developing countries, and has worked for a range of organisations including Medecins Sans Frontieres, the International Rescue Committee, and the Australian Red Cross.
Kylie Crabbe lives in Northcote and is preparing for ministry in the Uniting Church.
Clare Coburn is an educator, writer and mediator. Currently she is working on a doctorate on listening in mediation as well as teaching mediation and dispute resolution in the School of Law at La Trobe University.
David Corlett is a freelance writer and author of Following Them Home: The Fate of the Returned Asylum Seekers (Black Inc. 2005).
Margaret Cassidy is Eureka Street's resident media reviewer.
Tom Cranitch is a Brisbane-based consultant and writer. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Jesuit Communications Australia
Paul Cleary worked for East Timor Prime Minister Alkatiri as a consultant on a World Bank-funded project from 2003 to 2005. His book on the Timor Sea oil dispute will be published in June by Allen&Unwin.
Sandie Cornish is a staff member of the Loyola Institute
, a centre for formation and leadership conducted by the Australian Jesuits.
Margaret Cody, who lives in both Sydney and the Blue Mountains, works in spiritual formation and runs Mountain Retreats.
Ralph Carolan teaches Secondary English in Melbourne and writes when he has All That Time Off.
Andrew Carter is an actor for hire.
Matthew Dobson is a freelance writer. He was Dux of Xavier College in 2006 and is currently studying Medicine at the University of Melbourne.
Braham Dabscheck taught industrial relations at the University of New South Wales for 33 years. He has acted as a consultant or advisory board member to various player and sports associations in Australia, and has written extensively on the economic and legal
aspects of sports.
Beth Doherty currently works for Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church. She has worked in Cambodia with the Jesuit Refugee Service, is a freelance writer for Jesuit Communications, and a former assistant editor of Eureka Street.
Rebecca Duffy is a student from the University of Queensland studying at Gadjah Mada Univesity, Yogyakarta.
Paul Daffey is a Melbourne freelance journalist, whose book Local Rites: A year in Grass Roots Football in Victoria and Beyond was published in 2001.
Daniel Donahoo is the author of "Idolising Children" and a fellow with public policy think tank OzProspect. He consults on child and family policy and his work and ideas appear regularly in the Australian media. He lives with his wife and two boys in Central Victoria.
Michael Danby has been Labor Member for Melbourne Ports since 1998. Before his election he was a journalist and editor, ministerial advisor and trade union industrial officer. In Parliament, his main areas of interest have been foreign affairs and national security, human rights, immigration, education, and child care.
Bruno de Paiva
Bruno de Paiva is a Perth writer. He has written for Fork!, electiontracker.com.au and 3rd Degree.
Erasmus is a Renaissance Man.
Fraser is an industry executive with an interest in sound public policy
who has worked as a chief of staff in a previous Federal Government. He
lives and works in Canberra.
Richard Flynn is a former teacher of senior English and drama at St Ignatius College, Adelaide. He has an online business specialising in copy editing.
Peter Fleming is a writer and teacher, currently working at Loyola Senior High School Mt Druitt. He has written plays and musicals, lectured in theatre history and arts managment, and was a regular contributor to onlinecatholics.com
Sarah Ferguson is a reporter for the Channel 9 Sunday programme. Before joining Sunday, Sarah worked for the SBS programmes Dateline and Insight.
Ben Fraser is an aid worker who has worked and written from Pakistan, Indonesia Afghanistan and Sudan.
Jan Forrester is a freelance journalist and media consultant who has worked in radio in metropolitan and regional Australia and in press, media training and consultancy in South East Asia. She was a member of the National Indigenous TV Committee, a voluntary group tasked by the Minister for Communications, Information Telecommunications and Arts, with implementing the establishment of a National Indigenous Television service.
Chris Fotinopoulos is a Melbourne based writer and secondary school teacher. He also teaches ethics at the Monash University Medical School.
Morag Fraser is the former editor of Eureka Street. She is currently Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University, and writes for a diverse range of magazines and newspapers.
Kaylea Fearn is the coordinator of Simply Sharing Week, a joint program of Caritas Australia and the National Council of Churches in Australia commission for Christian World Service.
Michele Gierck is a freelance writer. Her book, 700 Days in El Salvador, was published by Coretext in 2006.
Phil Glendenning is the director of the Edmund Rice Centre. He is also the National President of Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR).
Mihal Greener is a PhD student in politics at Monash University, researching the impact of ethnic lobby groups on US foreign policy.
Christine Gillespie is a Melbourne writer who has been published in France, Malaysia, India and Australia. She is currently finishing her first novel, titled My Ornament.
Jemma Galvin is currently working as a Primary School teacher, and she lives within the Marist Young Adult community in Brunswick.
Daisy Gardener is an industry advocate for Fairwear Australia. She is currently completing a Masters at RMIT in the Politics of Development.
Stefan Gigacz, who has just returned to Australia after living in France, is researching a history of the impact of Marc Sangnier's Sillon (Furrow) movement on later Catholic lay movements.
Peter Hodge works as a teacher and freelance journalist. He is the author of Volunteer Work Overseas for Australians and New Zealanders.
David Holdcroft SJ is director of the Jesuit Refugee Service.
John Honner was one of the regular early contrtibutors to Eureka Street and claims to have given the journal its name. He currently lives on the south coast of New South Wales, from where he is Writer in Virtual Residence for Esther's Voice and a guide to faith communities and social services in mission, planning and development.
Allister has worked as freelance writer for several years. After completing a graduate diploma in journalism at RMIT in 2006 he was awarded a fellowship to work at the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia.
Keith Harvey is a National Industrial Officer for the Australian Services Union and has worked in the union movement for almost 35 years. Over this time he has been a close observer of interplay between Christian social teaching and industrial law, and especially since the advent of the Federal Government’s WorkChoices legislation.
Madeleine Hamilton wrote her PhD thesis on the phenomenon of the Australian 1940s and 1950s pin-up girl. Previous articles have appeared in Lilith: A Feminist History Journal, Eras, and Space: New Writing.
Robert Hefner is a former Acting Editor and Assistant Editor of Eureka Street. He was Literary Editor of The Canberra Times from 1988 to 2000 and currently works as a freelance writer and sub-editor at The Age newspaper.
Clive Hamilton is executive director of The Australia Institute, a private, non-profit think tank in Canberra.
Jonathan is a qualified teacher who was based in Ngukurr late last year, and Minyerri for the first two terms of this year. He has also worked as a boarding school supervisor in Darwin, with teenage boys from remote communities. In Sydney, he has worked with urban Aboriginies, facilitating an after school activities program at The Block in Redfern. He was last year's winner of Eureka Street's Margaret Dooley Award for Young Writers.
Angelica Hannan is a tutor in the Discipline of Government & International Relations at the University of Sydney, and a full-time secondary English teacher. She hopes to commence a PhD candidature in the near future exploring the relationship between the "Global North" and "Global South" and the importance of education in alleviating world poverty.
Anthony Ham is a writer and photographer who writes regularly for the Age, Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers and magazines from his home in Madrid. He has been writing for Eureka Street since 1999.
Joan Healy RSJ
Joan Healy is a Josephite sister who has worked in child and family care and with Cambodian refugees. More recently she has cultivated friendships with indigenous Australians in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Tony Hallam is a secondary school teacher in Gympie, and teaches students affected by the Mary River dam.
Peter Hosking SJ
Peter Hosking SJ is a former East Timor country director for Jesuit Refugee Service.
Dave Hoskin is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts. His writing has appeared in Metro and Pathway, and his short films have screened at festivals around the world.
Luke James is a writer and lawyer who currently lives in Apia, Samoa.
Piaras Jackson SJ
Piaras Jackson is an Irish Jesuit who works in the Jesuit Communciations Centre in Dublin. He spent a two month internship in Melbourne while studying for an MA in Journalism at Dublin City University.
Sushma Joshi is a writer and researcher in Nepal. She has worked recently for the UN, but insists that her analysis is her own. Her blog is at www.sushma.blogspot.com
Robin Koning SJ
Robin Koning SJ lectures in Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Jesuit Theological College. He worked for five years in the Kutjungka Catholic Parish based at Wirrumanu (Balgo).
Malcolm King is an Adelaide writer. He runs an educational PR business and teaches Sudanese children literacy and numeracy. He was the former head of the RMIT creative writing programs.
Tony Kevin retired from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1998, after a 30-year public service career in DFAT and Prime Minister's Department. He was Australia's ambassador to Poland (1991–94) and Cambodia (1994–97).
Vivienne Kelly has worked as an academic, a public servant and a university administrator. Recently she obtained a PhD from Monash University: her thesis examined myth, history, and theatre in Australia. She lives in Melbourne and currently works as a freelance researcher.
Geoffrey King SJ
Geoffrey King teaches Canon Law and Moral Theology at Jesuit Theological College and the United Faculty of Theology, Melbourne. From 1989 to 1996 he was Director of the East Asian Pastoral Institute, Manila. At the 34th General Congregation of the Jesuits (1995) he chaired the commission that undertook the first formal revision since the sixteenth century of the Jesuit Constitutions.
Sarah Kanowski is a writer, and a producer and broadcaster with ABC Radio National. She held a Commonwealth Scholarship at Oxford University between 2000 and 2002, and won the inaugural Margaret Dooley Young Writers' Award in 2005
Christine Kearney is a freelance writer who has worked in East Timor and Indonesia. She is currently based in Canberra.
Suzanna Koster is based in Pakistan and reports for radio, television and newspapers in the Netherlands and one in the United Kingdom. She loves adventure and enjoys incurable curiousity.
Binoy Kampmark is a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Toe Zaw Latt
Toe Zaw Latt, a former 1988 student activist, is the Thailand Bureau Chief of Democratic Voice of Burma.
Brian Lawrence is the author of Workplace Relations: A Catholic Perspective, published by the Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations (ACCER).
Anne Lanyon is the Co-ordinator of the Columban Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice, one of three centres of the Columban Mission Institute based in Strathfield, Sydney
Chris Lowney, who is visiting Australia 20-28 August 2007, served as managing director of JP Morgan & Co. in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. He is author of Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World (Loyola Press ISBN 0829418164)
Colin Long lectures in cultural heritage at Deakin University. He is an urban historian with interests in Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian history and heritage, Australian urban and labour history, and heritage in post-communist societies. He is also the President of the Deakin Branch of the National Tertiary Education Union.
Matthew Lamb is a Queensland writer.
Dr Brendan Long is an advisor to the Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, the federal Shadow Minister for Revenue, and Shadow Assistant Treasurer.
John Laurie is a South Australian born, Melbourne-based, freelance photographer and writer.
Richard Leonard SJ
Rev Dr Richard Leonard SJ is the director of the Australian Catholic Film Office and author of Movies That Matter: Reading Film Through The Lens of Faith.
Langmore is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and
National President of the UN Association of Australia. He was formerly
a Labor MP and then a Director in the UN Secretariat in New York. email
Kirstyn McDermott is Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers Association. Her short fiction has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Shadowed Realms, Redsine, Southern Blood, Island and GUD.
Susan Metcalfe is a writer and a long term advocate for refugees and
asylum seekers in Nauru. Susan has made numerous visits to Nauru over
the past few years to support refugees and conduct research for a yet
to be completed PHD in Politics.
Michael Mehr is a Sydney-based
writer. He studied al-Jazeera as part of his Masters in Peace and Conflict
Studies at Sydney University.
Trish McNamara is Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.
Philip Mendes is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at Monash University, and the author of Inside the Welfare Lobby: A History of the Australian Council of Social Service, (Sussex Academic Press 2006).
James McEvoy teaches at Catholic Theological College, Adelaide.
Chris Middleton SJ
Fr Chris Middleton SJ is the Principal of St Aloysius College, Milson's Point, in Sydney.
Peter Matheson is a leading scholar of 16th Century Reformations, based in New Zealand.
Brian McCoy SJ
Dr Brian F. McCoy SJ is NHMRC Fellow for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University.
David Manne is coordinator and principal solicitor at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre in Melbourne.
Mick McVeigh is editor of Australian Catholics.
James Massola is online political correspondent for the Australian Financial Review. He has previously worked as a political reporter for The Australian and the Canberra Times and assistant editor at Eureka Street. He also holds a Masters in International Relations from Monash University.
Kate Mannix, a former ABC producer who was later foundation editor of Online Catholics, is a consultant to the Sydney-based Climate Institute.
Paul Mitchell is a Melbourne writer of journalism, poetry and fiction.
James Montgomery is a Senior Counsel at the Victorian Bar. He has been a criminal barrister for 30 years, and has specialised in murder trials for the last five. Among many cases, his most noted recent win was the acquittal of Claire McDonald in 2006.
Mary Manning works at Jesuit Communications. She writes poetry, stories and educational texts.
Richard Mulgan is a director and lecturer at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University.
Sean McDonagh is a Columban missionary priest who is the author of several books. Originally from North Tipperary, he now resides at Dalgan Park, Navan, Co Meath in Ireland.
Terry Monagle is a writer, farmer and public speaker. His website is at http://www.monagle.net.au.
Chris McGillion is an expert in both religion and Cuba; he is the religious affairs columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, and has written and edited a number of books, including Unfinished Business: America and Cuba After the Cold War, 1989-2001; Cuba, the United States, and the Post-Cold War World, and The Chosen Ones: The politics of salvation in the Anglican Church.
Julian Madsen is a writer and researcher with al-Jazeera on Middle Eastern affairs. Having extensive knowledge of Arab culture and the political, social and economic landscape, Julian has lived in Egypt, Syria and Qatar.
Michael Mullins & James Massola
Michael Mullins and James Massola are the Eureka Street editorial team.
Daniel Madigan SJ
Fr Dan Madigan is an Australian Jesuit who is a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and head of the Pontifical Gregorian University's Institute for the Study of Religions and Cultures, which he established in 2002.
Tim Martyn is currently undertaking a Masters of Science in Development Studies at the London School of Economics. He has just spent three months working on a development project in western province Kenya.
Sarah Nichols is currently doing postgraduate studies in writing and literature. She has previously worked in publishing, but is going to Vietnam soon with Global Volunteer Network.
Minh Nguyen is a researcher at Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre and has authored several reports on the human rights situation in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr Sara Niner is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Arts Faculty at Monash University. She is the editor of To Resist is to Win: the Autobiography of Xanana Gusmão with selected letters and speeches. Her new research into women and handcrafts in East Timor is available here and here.
Dr Neil Ormerod, Professor of Theology, is Director of the Institute of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education at Australian Catholic University, Mount St Mary Campus.
Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ
Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ is the Auxiliary Bishop of Adelaide. He was headmaster of Saint Ignatius' College, Adelaide for 12 years.
Clive O'Connell has taught secondary school English for 34 years; currently he lectures in project management and consultancy/business organisation, and also tutors in linguistics. He has been a music and opera critic for 32 years, first for The Australian, and then the Age.
Trent has a degree in education and a diploma in screenwriting. He has been a long-term student, garbageman, radio ratings compiler, ticket seller, and sullen retail assistant, amongst other things, and is currently a counsellor and unapologetic soap opera junkie.
Paul Osborne is a journalist with AAP in the Canberra Press Gallery.
Peter Pierce is a former professor of Australian Literature at a number of Australian universities. He also writes reviews for a number of publications, including the bulletin magazine, and is a long time Eureka Street contributor.
Marisa Pintado was an editorial assistant at Eureka Street in 2006. She is an avid reader, a blogger and a feminist, and she loves the springtime.
Gary Pearce completed a PhD on Irish modernism at the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Monash University.
Meaghan Paul is chaplain at Methodist Ladies’ College, Melbourne. She submitted two articles to win equal second and highly commended in the inaugural Margaret Dooley Young Writers’ Award.
Bryan is a Jesuit from Melbourne who was ordained in 2003. He has worked in East Timor and the Philippines. Last year he was in Darfur, and is presently in Northern Uganda working for the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Georgina Pike is the Information and Advocacy Officer for the Jesuit Refugee Service (Australia). Her work involves project development, communications, publications and advocacy on policy issues that affect asylum seekers in Australia. She has studied English Literature and Law and lives in Sydney.
Frank Quinlan is the Director of Catholic Social Services Australia, the Canberra-based umbrella organisation representing social welfare works of the Catholic Church.
Sebastien de Robillard
Sebastien de Robillard is a freelance writer. He is currently recovering from a month on his couch watching the World Cup, after spending the last six months travelling through Italy.
In 2006-2007 Sophie Rudolph spent 20 months working, volunteering
and traveling in Europe, Africa and South East Asia. In 2008 she will
be teaching at Collingwood College in Melbourne.
David Rosen is an author and commentator based in New York City.
Carol Ransley is a human rights advocate who has monitored the situation in Burma for 15 years.
Dr Maurice Rickard is a Canberra researcher and former Australian Parliamentary Fellow. Further elaboration of the issues mentioned here can be found in the paper "Is it medically legitimate to provide assisted reproductive treatments to fertile lesbians and single women?" Australian Parliamentary Library.
Dan Read is a freelance journalist and editor operating out of the UK. In the past he has specialised in political and trade union issues, and has appeared in such publications as Transitions (in the Czech Republic) and Z Magazine(in the US).
Dr Charles Rue is a Sydney-based priest of the Columban Missionary Society, and co-ordinator of Columban JPIC (Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation).
Hilary Rogers is commissioning editor at Hardie Grant Egmont, a children's publisher based in Melbourne. This gives her the opportunity to play peek-a-boo and deem it work-related. Hilary adores travel, hates carob and spends much of her time trying to teach her little boy not to eat the books she loves.
Peter Roebuck is a writer for the The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, amongst other publications, and a commentator on the ABC. He also helped found the the LBW Trust, which helps young Zimbabweans attend university.
Kent Rosenthal SJ
Kent Rosenthal returned from an assignment in Haiti with the Jesuit Refugee Service, to complete a six-month placement with Jesuit Communications in Melbourne, in 2006.
Ben Russell is a student and freelance writer living in Melbourne.
Donald Russell is a freelance writer and photographer based in Melbourne.
Hilary Reynolds is a Melbourne-based freelance writer and editor. She is currently writing a book about Paul Cox’s films.
Abraham has converted to Islam. He has an honours degree in politics from Monash University.
Kirsty Sangster is a Melbourne poet whose first collection, Midden Places, will be published in 2006 by Black Pepper Press. She submitted two articles to win equal second and highly commended in the inaugural Margaret Dooley Young Writers’ Award.
Ashlea Scicluna is a freelance writer in her third year of a Bachelor of International Relations at La Trobe University. She is currently based in the Netherlands on a study scholarship. The time abroad has provided Ashlea with opportunities to further explore her passion for international affairs.
Rochelle Siemienowicz is the films editor for The Big Issue Australia.
She has a PhD in Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry with a focus on
Australian cinema and globalisation. Rochelle blogs at www.itsbetterinthedark.blogspot.com.
Saeed Saeed has written for many of Australia's leading news publications such as the Courier Mail, the MX and the Australian. He is also a music & film critic for Mediasearch and Melbourne radio station PBSFM. Saeed also works casually as youth worker in Melbourne's northern suburbs.
Charles Sherlock spent four decades teaching theology and liturgy in Melbourne. A priest of the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo, and a member of ARCIC since 1991, he is an Honorary Research Fellow of the MCD University of Divinity.
Francis Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Australia.
David Streader is a freelance journalist who takes a passionate interest in pretty much everything that comes his way. Schooled in film theory and production, he has worked in television, radio and print media in both Australia and Japan.
Jennifer Sinclair is writing a PhD in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University on contemporary understandings of the spiritual in secular culture. She is also planning a book on the topic.
David Sutherland has written about subjects as diverse as business, sport and travel, but has specialised for the past few years in food writing.
John Sweeney is team leader of the Business Ethics Initiative of the Edmund Rice Centre in Sydney. He edits Good Business.
Tony Smith holds a PhD in political science. He has taught at several universities, most recently at the University of Sydney.
Deborah Singerman is a Sydney-based freelance writer and editor, specialising in the urban environment.
Greg Soetomo SJ
Greg Soetomo is an Indonesian Jesuit who edits Hidup, a weekly general interest magazine that explores the social dimenson of Christian faith.
Senator Dr Ursula Stephens is Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector.
Gill Straker-Bryce has a PhD in psychology and is a consultant to Encompass Australasia in addition to working in private practice in Sydney. She is also a clinical professor in
the medical faculty at Sydney University.
Dr Bernard Sabella
Dr Bernard Sabella is Professor of Sociology at Bethlehem University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Viriginia University and is a member of various Palestinian institutions.
Matthew Smeal is a Sydney-based freelance photographer and journalist specialising in environmental and humanitarian issues. Matthew can be contacted through his website at www.matthewsmeal.com
Scott Stephens is a Brisbane author and theologian. He is the co-editor (with Rex Butler) and translator of the two volumes of the selected writings of Slavoj Žižek, Interrogating the Real and The Universal Exception.
Paul Smyth is coordinator of the Masters of Social Policy program at the University of Melbourne. He was Director of Social Policy in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Queensland, and senior researcher at Uniya social research and action centre in Sydney.
Brian Toohey is a columnist and feature writer for The Australian Financial Review, and columnist for The West Australian and The Canberra Times.
Inna Tsyrlin is the current editor of Lot's Wife at Monash University (Clayton), and is completing her bachelor in commerce/economics.
Hamish Townsend is a Geelong-born freelance writer living in the remote indigenous community of Maningrida in Arnhem Land. In the past year has been published in a variety of publications including The Age, The Australian, Inside Sport and Dazed and Confused.
The Revd Dr Richard Treloar is Chaplain of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, and teaches at the United Faculty of Theology. He is the Vicar-designate of Christ Church, Anglican Parish, South Yarra, Melbourne.
Tim Thwaites has written the Archimedes column for Eureka Street for many years. He has been a science writer and broadcaster for more than 25 years. He is the voice of New Scientist in Australia, and teaches non-fiction writing at La Trobe University.
Dr Myrna Tonkinson is an honourary research fellow in anthropology in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia who has done research among Aboriginal people in the Western Desert of WA since 1974.
Helen Ting completed a PhD in political science at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris. She is currently based in Kuala Lumpur ahead of taking up an appointment at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) of the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia).
Bill Uren SJ
Fr Bill Uren SJ is Rector of Newman College at the University of Melbourne and a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee.
Dr Vacy Vlazna is the coordinator of Justice for Palestine Matters. She was convenor of Australia East Timor Association and
East Timor Justice Lobby and served in East Timor with UNAMET and UNTAET.
Maria Vamvakinou has been Labor Member for Calwell since 2001. Prior to her election, Maria worked for two State Labor Ministers and a Federal Labor Senator. Her main areas of interest are multiculturalism, human rights, foreign affairs, immigration and social justice.
Rocky Wood is a Melbourne-based freelance writer. His new book is Stephen King: The Non-Fiction.
Former chief editor of Sri Lanka's Catholic weeklies, Messenger and Gnanartha Pradeepaya. He was Executive Editor of the Hong Kong-based regional Asian Catholic publications UCA News and Asia Focus, before retiring to Brisbane.
Chloe Wilson is completing Honours in English at the University of Melbourne. Formerly a journalist who worked exclusively on the subject of pipelines, she now works at a small publisher as an editorial assistant.
Richard White is director of grief counselling at WN Bull Funeral Directors, in Sydney.
Andrew West teaches journalism at the University of Canberra. A long-time newspaper journalist, he is also the author of two books, the latest being Inside The Lifestyles of the Rich and Tasteful, a look at class and politics in Australia.
Bill Williams is a doctor on the Victorian surf coast and vice-president of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War. He has had two books published, Kumanjayi's Country, and a book on men's health, Men. He is also an excellent surfer.
Jack Waterford AO
Jack Waterford has been an editor of the Canberra Times since 1995. He contributes to Eureka Street regularly.
Katharina is a yoga teacher based in Melbourne, and is a student of Tibetan buddhism. She also has a degree in history, and volunteers with Eureka Street as a proof-reader.
Val Yule is a writer on social issues and researcher on imagination and
literacy. In the 1970s she was schools psychologist for disadvantaged Catholic
schools with the Commonwealth Disadvantaged Schools Program.
Matthew lives in north-west Sydney with his wife and two small children. He works as the minister at a suburban baptist church, and has earned degrees in history and theology. He reads Larkin, Hughes, Williams, etc.
Born in Melbourne in 1954 to Polish-German parents, Peter Bakowski has been writing poetry for over twenty years. His poems have been published in literary journals wordwide and have been translated into many languages. His first book In the human night won the Victorian Premiers Award for Poetry.
Tim Edwards is a Perth poet who has had his work published in a number of Australian literary journals.
Will Fraser's poetry has appeared in journals across Australia and in NZ and the UK. His chapbooks, Leema's Llamas (2005) and The Leema Conspiracy (2006) have been published by Picaro Press.
Cameron Fuller has lived in Brisbane, Sydney and Cairns, but keeps returning to Adelaide, where he has done most of his living and writing. His first collection, low background noise, is published in Friendly Street New Poets Eleven.
In 1990 Juan Garrido-Salgado was granted asylum in Australia after fleeing Chile's Pinochet, where he had been imprisoned and tortured. He has had published three books in Australia and one in Chile.
L. K. Holt
L.K. Holt is a Melbourne-based writer. Her first full-length collection of poetry - Man, Wolf, Man - is forthcoming later this year from John Leonard Press.
John Kinsella is an Australian poet, novelist, critic, publisher, and journal editor, based at Kenyon College, Ohio, in the USA. His website is at: www.johnkinsella.org
Susanne is a Hobart-based freelance arts and architectural writer and photographer.
Debbie contributes to Roomers Magazine. She won the 2005 Glen Eira Council Literary Festival/My Brother Jack Award for poetry.
Adrian Lane is currently preparing a CD of his poems. An Anglican minister, he has a heart for the former Yugoslavia, and currently teaches Preaching and Pastoral Care at Ridley College in Melbourne.
A.H. London has been widely published in journals, magazines and newspapers in Australia. He currently grows olives in the southernmost grove in WA.
Mark Miller is an Australian poet who has published two books of poetry. His first - Conversing with Stones - won the Anne Elder Award.
Kate Middleton is a Melbourne writer and musician. Her poems have appeared in Australian newspapers and journals including The Age, Australian Book Review and Heat.
Meg McNena is a parent, poet and physiotherapist, and her poetry litters journals and Melbourne readings. Three of her plays have been performed, including Yellowing with Women Working in Theatre.
Ouyang Yu is a poet and novelist currently based in China, whose latest publication of poetry is Listening To (Vagabond Press).
B. N. Oakman is an economist whose prize winning poetry and short fiction has appeared in literary magazines, newspapers, anthologies used in schools, and elsewhere.
Sam Parisi is studying his final semester of an Arts/Law degree at the University of New South Wales. He is currently working on a collection of poems called Pieces of the Hole.
Brendan Ryan's first collection of poetry, Why I Am Not a Farmer, was published by Five islands Press in 2000. A forthcoming poetry collection with Five Islands Press is due March 2007.
Peter Steele SJ is a poet and scholar and a longtime contributor to Eureka Street. He is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Melbourne. He also holds a a visiting chair at Georgetown
University in Washington DC, to which he will return in July.
B.W.Shearer is a Melbourne writer who has been published in the USA, Poland and Australia. A collection of his children's plays, Plays to Value, was published by Curriculum Corporation in 2005.
Andrew Slattery is a communications graduate from Newcastle University. His poems have appeared in a number of literary journals, magazines, radio and anthologies. In 2004, Andrew was awarded the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry.
Michael Sariban is a Brisbane poet and reviewer. His most recent collection is Luxuries (Ginninderra Press), and his fifth, The Devil You Know, is nearing completion.
Maria Takolander is a Lecturer in Literary Studies at Deakin University. She writes poetry, fiction and essays. She is the author of the critical work Catching Butterflies: Bringing Magical Realism to Ground and the poetry chapbook Narcissism.
James Waller is a painter, poet and sculptor based in Melbourne, Australia. Notable exhibitions include 'Fabrics of the East' in the Sydney Opera House in 2000, a stage backdrop for the 2004 Kasmir World Music Festival, and 'Crisis, Catharsis and Contemplation' in St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, 2006.
Les Wicks has been published in 11 countries and in seven languages. He runs Meuse Press, which focuses on poetry outreach projects. His seventh, most recent book of poetry is Stories of the Feet (Five Islands, 2004). Les Wicks' website
Chris Wallace-Crabbe is a Melbourne poet, whose most recent publication is the late-modern epic, The Universe Looks Down (2005).
Cally works as a case manager in foster care with child protection clients. She also spends much time doodling, designing cards for weddings, birthdays … and when feeling perplexed by humanity she draws the odd cartoon for your enjoyment. Click here to see the archive of her cartoons for Eureka Street.