‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story Examines Australians’ Relationship With the National Icon They Both Love and Eat’ for Slate

How did such an innately lovable, national icon come to be considered a pest? … More ‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story Examines Australians’ Relationship With the National Icon They Both Love and Eat’ for Slate

‘Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too’ for Slate

Here’s something that might make Americans feel slightly better (or not) about their country’s ludicrous leadership: Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been forced stepped down from his post—again—following a litany of scandals surrounding his affair with his former media adviser and soon-to-be baby mama, Vikki Campion. That’s right, Mike Pence’s Australian counterpart not … More ‘Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too’ for Slate

‘Australian Court Sacks Deputy Prime Minister and Four Other Members of Parliament in Citizenship Scandal’ for Slate

Australia’s dual-citizenship saga has come to an explosive climax, with the Australian High Court on Friday deeming five of the seven politicians holding dual citizenship—dubbed the “Citizenship 7” by the media—ineligible to serve. Read more ‘Australian Court Sacks Deputy Prime Minister and Four Other Members of Parliament in Citizenship Scandal’ at slate.com

‘Absurd and Fascinating Birtherism Crisis Wreaks Havoc in Australian Parliament’ for Slate

Birtherism is back in the political news, this time in Australia—and unlike the nutty theories about former President Barack Obama, the accusations are based in reality and are costing politicians their jobs. In the latest and daffiest chapter in the saga, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was nominated for 2018 New Zealander of the Year. Read … More ‘Absurd and Fascinating Birtherism Crisis Wreaks Havoc in Australian Parliament’ for Slate

‘Across the Echo Chambers with Senator Cory Bernardi’ for Junkee

When I was given time to interview Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi at the United Nations, just a few weeks before the US election, I was nervous. I assumed, having listened to enough of his hurtful anti-marriage equality tirades, that I would find his company insufferable. He assumed, when I said I was writing for Junkee, … More ‘Across the Echo Chambers with Senator Cory Bernardi’ for Junkee