Liz has more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist, freelance writer and editor, covering a range of issues from community and food history, to farm management practices and feature stories about rural life.
She began her career as a cadet journalist on a local newspaper, and later worked for The Advertiser and Rural Press Limited, winning a prestigious Dalgety Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism. She has had freelance stories and photography published in range of newspapers and magazines in Australia and overseas, including Outback, Heritage Living, News South Wales National Trust magazine, Australian Dairyfarmer and The Furrow. Her skills as an editor have also been engaged to create magazines, newsletters, corporate and government reports, technical manuals and promotional material.
Liz is a former president of the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists, the national umbrella group which brings together five rural press clubs and their overseas counterparts. For more than 10 years, she served on the executive committee of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) which represents media and communicators from more than 30 countries focussing on paddock to plate issues.
She was the founding coordinator of a new international award for rural broadcast journalism, and responsible for overseeing a range of journalism awards offered on an annual basis to rural media in Australia. Liz has also served as a judge for the annual Country Press Awards in South Australia.