Amy McQuire


Amy McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman who has been working in Aboriginal media for the past thirteen years. She is the co-host of the podcast Curtain, and was previously the editor of two national Indigenous publications: the National Indigenous Times and Tracker. She has also written for New Matilda, The Guardian, Arena, Meanjin, The Monthly, The New York Times and BuzzFeed Australia, for which she was the Indigenous affairs reporter. She is a 2019 Griffith Review Queensland Writing Fellow, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Her first book is The Water Behind Us (forthcoming from UQP).


White justice, black suffering

ReportageFinalist for the 2019 Walkley Award for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs Winner of the 2020 Clarion Award for Indigenous Issues Reporting This story contains descriptions of violence. FOR THE ENTIRETY of my childhood – all through the ’90s, the early noughts – I watched...

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