Monthly Archives: March 2015

Interview: Former Chief Justice of Nauru, Geoffrey Eames

This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Mar 21, 2015 as “Justice undone” Geoffrey Eames receives me at a spartan table in his temporary office at the Owen Dixon Chambers in Melbourne’s legal district. The white bookshelves are bare. It’s a far cry from his time as a […]

On the death of Malcolm Fraser, Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister.

Today Malcolm Fraser died at the age of eighty-four. I interviewed him only once, on the occasion of the publication of his political memoire co-authored by my colleague at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne, Dr Margaret Simons. Here’s a transcript of our conversation from 09/04/2010. *** Malcolm Fraser has had […]

Vale Terry Pratchett: 28/04/48 – 12/03/15

Sir Terry Pratchett has died aged sixty-six , eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He spoke to me on 18/04/11 in Melbourne where he was particularly interested in conveying his feelings and thoughts about his illness and the idea of his impending death. Here is  the audio and below, a transcript of our […]