Madeleine Byrne


Madeleine Byrne is a former SBS news journalist, who has also worked for ABC Radio National.

She is now writing full-time after receiving an OzProspect fellowship for writers on public affairs.


Tales from the desert camps

ReportageGETTING WORK IN Australian detention centres was once surprisingly easy. First, you sent your CV to Australasian Correctional Management's head office in Sydney and within a couple of days you got a call asking when you could start. No...

The lure of the domestic

EssayCONVERSATIONS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN society with visitors of a certain political stripe inevitably end at the same point. No matter their background – whether it is an Iranian pro-democracy activist or a French university student – after hearing low-level grumbling...

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