Sarah Burnside


Sarah Burnside is a Perth-based writer with a focus on history, politics and policy.

She developed an interest in the political and social impacts of mining while working as a native-title lawyer from 2007–2010, and more recently completed a master’s degree in economic and social history which included a dissertation exploring mining tax debates in 1970s Australia.

Her work has appeared in outlets including the Guardian, The Baffler, Overland, Crikey, New Matilda, Arena, and the Age.


Possessed by mining

Essay‘I AM SO sick,’ my friend remarked, ‘of hearing about the fucking mining boom.’ It was 2009, and for the past few years mining had seemed omnipresent in the texture of both our everyday lives and the wider world....

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