Caroline Overington has been a journalist for more than 20 years.
Here is a selection of her work.
Love, Sex, Marriage
Older Women and Young Men
The Australian Wheat Board Scandal
Caroline Overington won the Walkley Award for Excellence in Investigative Journalism, the Blake Dawson Prize, and the Sir Keith Murdoch Prize for her coverage of the United Nations Oil-For-Food AWB kickback scandal, Australia's largest ever international trade scandal, involving more than $300 million worth of corrupt payments to the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq in th years preceding the disastrous Iraq war.
We’re all grown up now, aren’t we?
Those of us born before the turn of this stunning century, who grappled with our awkward adolescence in the 1970s and 80s, maybe even the 90s. We’re all grown up. Whatever it was that worried us as teenagers — our parents getting divorced, that boy who didn’t love us back, would we be able to get a job? — we survived it.
Yet it’s true, isn’t it: we’ll be driving along, maybe with our own bored teenagers in the back of the car, and we’ll come around a familiar bend, and this will come on the radio:
Listen now to the wind, babe
Listen now to the rain …
And we’re felled, hurtling back in time, to childhoods long gone. To an Australia that barely exists any more ... READ MORE.
What are we doing to our children?
A little girl called Dolly who was once the face of Akubra has taken her own life after being cyber-bullied. She was 14.
Look at her, not only in the picture that was taken for a Christmas campaign when she was six, but in those that were displayed by her devastated parents at her service yesterday, smiling shyly as she walks along with her horse in her dusty boots and her low-slung jeans.
You want to sweep her up into your arms and run, and keep on running.