Ann Arnold


Ann Arnold is a reporter with Radio National’s Background Briefing. Some of her recent documentaries investigated offender rehabilitation cuts, sports betting, doctors’ mental health, quad bike safety, and the ethics of pig farming. Ann also writes regularly for The Drum, and occasionally elsewhere. Her piece on Tim Fischer and The Ghan was voted by The Monthly as the third in their best short reads of 2014.


The failure of law and order

Reportage‘TWO-MINUTE NOODLES!’ Lee is leaning forward on the edge of her sofa, animated. She’d recently visited an old jail-mate who was still in the Emu Plains prison in Sydney’s west, and the two women had reminisced about the noodles....

Changing land: mining the Darling Downs

GR OnlineIN THE PRE-DAWN, as Dave Crabtree drives the forty kilometres out of Dalby to the massive power station he's helping to build, his headlights pick up random white dots lining the road. It is cotton picking season, and stray...

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