Sharni Carroll

Freelance writer

Location icon Australia

I am a Melbourne-based freelance writer with more than nine years experience as a multi-skilled Grade 1 Journalist and Communications and Marketing Manager in Australia’s largest digital media network and two of Australia’s largest school sporting organisations.

​What else? I am a tea and coffee drinker, vegan, lover of all sports, the beach, red wine, good reads and a good ole' yarn.

Personal Blog
It makes me, me.

For me, it's always been quite simple. Love is love. I have always accepted that I have the ability to fall in love with any person despite their gender and sexuality. I have also always acknowledged that it's totally OKAY to do so.

The Times (Breaking News)
Suspicious Adelaide CBD package revealed

A GPS tracking device has been revealed as the suspicious package placed under a parked car outside Adelaide's court precinct on Thursday. "Investigations continue in relation to the circumstances of the device being placed under the car," a police spokesperson said on Friday. "The owner of the car is assisting police with inquiries."

The Courier (Social media)
Social media not so friendly to teens

FOR young Australians, the internet can be a scary place. Naked pictures, sexual harassment and death threats are just some of the things teenagers deal with on Facebook every day. Police and politicians have been outspoken on the topic of cyber-bullying and their efforts to stamp it out.

The Courier (Social Media)
Suspended for abusing fans of 'Dead Baby Jokes'

A BALLARAT father has accused Facebook of double standards after he was suspended for abusing fans of a page called "Dead Baby Jokes". Steve Murnane of Redan was made aware of the fan page last Monday, when a friend wrote on the page and it appeared on his timeline.

The Courier (Weddings)
She said 'yes': Regent Multiplex plays part in super proposal

CHRIS Riddell's insanely epic and thoughtful proposal may just be the most amazing "she said 'yes'" story of them all. The big proposal, which has been five months in the making, was finally played out last night at the Regent Multiplex, with the help of more than 40 friends and family.

Barossa & Light Herald (Sport)
Port take down Crows in Showdown classic

Port Adelaide has claimed Showdown honours by nine points in a thrilling match against the Adelaide Crows on Sunday. It was a third-quarter comeback by the Power which gave the winning side momentum going into the final quarter.

The Courier (Social media and political)
Fake Ballarat council Twitter account ramps up in elections

"WE are meeting with the planners this afternoon to discuss the Civic Hall redevelopment. Looking at having a moat to keep the ratepayers out." At first glance, it might look official. The @ballaratcity Twitter account has an image of the Eureka flag and the name "City of Ballarat".

The Transcontinental (Political)
State brand to put South Australia on map

The new state brand, coloured red, depicts its borders as a series of doors that aim to put South Australia on the map. At a launch in Elder Park, Adelaide on Wednesday night, the brand was revealed with a light and sound show projecting off Festival Theatre's sails to more than 300 invited guests and a public crowd.

The Courier (Education)
VTAC offers: round one released

THE wait is over for university hopefuls, who will find out today if they have received a first-round tertiary offer. Among them is former Phoenix College student Michael Cameron, who is hoping to be accepted in Law and Arts at Deakin in Geelong.

The Courier (Tourism)
50 towns in 50 days: History lives in Smythes Creek

ALTHOUGH Smythes Creek is well known as an area, rather than a town, its history makes it one of the most famous places in Victoria. Gold was reportedly discovered in Smythes Creek in 1848, well before the official discovery of gold in Victoria.

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