Susan Chenery
is a journalist who has lived and worked in Sydney, London, New York and Italy.

By this author

news May 13, 2017

Homelessness after cyclone Debbie

In the aftermath of cyclone Debbie’s floodwaters, the northern New South Wales town of Murwillumbah is suffering a housing crisis, with homelessness rife.

news December 17, 2016

Land grab to take farms for Singapore Army training base

A government proposal to compulsorily acquire farmland outside Townsville, to be leased to the Singapore Army for a training base, has local graziers gearing up for a fight.

news December 10, 2016

Saroo Brierley on ‘Lion’ and the incredible rediscovery of his home in India

As retold in Lion, Saroo was lost as a child in India, adopted by a Tasmanian couple and then, miraculously, 25 years later tracked down his birth mother.

news October 15, 2016

NSW’s tentative steps towards racehorse rehabilitation

While Racing NSW has announced it will direct a portion of prizemoney to the welfare of horses when their racing career is over, the national industry continues to kill thousands of unwanted animals each year.

news July 23, 2016

Celebrated political satirist P. J. O’Rourke heads Down Under

Veteran US satirist P. J. O’Rourke on Hillary Clinton, his fondness for Trump supporters and the gonzo ethos.

news June 04, 2016

Mooball community divided over cancer cluster claims

While some residents of Mooball in northern NSW believe sandmining tailings have caused a cancer cluster, others think it’s a scare campaign to prevent development.

news April 23, 2016

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes hobnobs with the wealthy and titled. His social status, however, wasn’t always so polished.

news March 26, 2016

Jennifer Peedom’s ’Sherpa’ shows Everest through different eyes

Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom on the making of the Everest documentary Sherpa.

news February 13, 2016

Migrating bat colonies wreak havoc in northern NSW

NSW Northern Rivers residents are losing sleep as their towns succumb to chattering, defecating flying foxes. But rather than moving on the colonies, is the better answer to adapt to their existence?