TheVine story: “Are Bicycle Helmet Laws Bad For Public Health?”, July 2013

A feature story for TheVine. I talk to a health researcher, an economist, a trauma surgeon and spokespeople from both the Queensland and Victorian state governments, investigating the somewhat counterintuitive idea that bicycle helmet laws (helmets are mandatory in Australia) are bad for public health. Excerpt below. Ask Martin Tanneberger what he thinks of mandatory […]

TheVine story: “Numbers Game: Will Predictive Analytics Decide September’s Federal Election?” June 2013

The biggest feature I’ve worked on to date — a TheVine story looking at how Barack Obama’s predictive analytics techniques might be applied to the upcoming Australian federal election. Excerpt below. A week after November’s United States presidential election and Nate Silver was everywhere. Already an established member of the American political commentariat via his […]