Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons
Margaret Simons is an author, journalist and journalism academic. She has written numerous books, articles and essays, including the Quarterly Essay Cry Me a River: The Tragedy of the Murray–Darling Basin.

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Adam Bandt, the personable hardliner


Where will the Greens’ unusual new leader take the party?

Revisiting the kids of Angeles City


Three years on, how are the Filipino children of Australian sex tourists faring?

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When the politics got personal


Gillian Triggs’ culture shock

Duterte’s dirty war


A trip to the Philippines reveals the human cost of the war on drugs

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Is Michelle Guthrie tuned in to the ABC?


The new managing director’s vision isn’t clear

After the story


What did an award-winning story on the children of Australian sex tourists achieve?

© Dave Tacon

Fallen angels


The children left behind by Australian sex tourists in the Philippines

The decline of the ‘Australian’

Rupert Murdoch

Talking about the narcissistic national daily only encourages it

B1 and B2 with Mark Scott at Parliament House, 2009. © Mark Graham. Image courtesy of the ABC.

Second life


Mark Scott embarks on another five-year term