Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bye and thanks, Adele Horin

Today Adele Horin, reporter and columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, publishes her last piece for that paper. For almost twenty-five years she's written on issues of social services, welfare, housing, employment relations, family relations, inequality and social justice – all the important stuff.

(Portrait by Stephanie Brown)

In particular, last year Horin publicised the neglect perpetrated by the licensed boarding house sector, and by the governments that have ineptly monitored it and relied on it to provide substandard accommodation and 'care' to people with disability. 

Horin describes her journalism as like drops of water on rock; in relation to boarding houses, at least, the rock is beginning to shift.

Thanks, Adele Horin, and all the best from the Brown Couch and the TU.


  1. Many thanks Adele for keeping a human face in the media and telling it like it is. You will be sadly missed!

  2. All the very best Adele for your future roles. Looking at ageing can only be done as we age but most people give up on it. I'm at university for the first time (aged 67) and only wish I'd done it much sooner. There is so much to know that I need to catch up on! It is helping me understand how the world works (and doesn't) and how much is wasted on us all (not just the young). For all our learning though we are no closer to a compassionate, more equal world. Clearly fundamentalism and radicalism comes out of inequality. Bridging the gap would solve a lot of hate and war. You have challenged us on a lot of issues - hope you will keep it up.


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