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Shelby Garlick

Journalism Graduate

Location icon Australia

My name is Shelby and I have just completed my Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree at Swinburne University

I'm currently interning with the Media and Communications team at DonateLife Victoria.

I have interned at ABC's 7.30 program, SBS Life, the Straits Times Indonesian Bureau and The Conversation. I have also contributed to Swinburne's journalism page The Standard and the Gannawarra Times.

Feel free to contact me on [email protected] with any questions or news tips.



ABC News
Super being raided to pay for plastic surgery, gastric banding and IVF

Updated July 27, 2017 22:35:39 Australians are raiding their superannuation to pay for plastic surgery, gastric banding, IVF and other elective medical procedures, prompting warnings for consumers to think about the long-term consequences of tapping into their retirement savings.

Gannawarra Times
Ripple effect through rural communities

NESTLED away on an 800-hectare farm near the banks of the Murray River, outside the small farming town of Barham, is an avocado farm taking Melbourne's café scene by storm. Katrina Myers, along with her husband and young family, lovingly tend to the same paddocks that four generations of Katrina's family have cared for before them.

The Straits Times
Vendors worried after blaze at popular Jakarta market

A massive fire broke out in a historic market in Jakarta popular for second-hand goods last week, in the latest blaze to hit the country's traditional markets. Some 1,600 vendors were affected after the blaze gutted two blocks in the sprawling Pasar Senen complex in the wee hours of Jan 19.

The Straits Times
Singaporean volunteers bridge education gap in South Jakarta neighbourhood

Singaporeans Deborah Lee and Dianne Goh sat on tiny chairs, with half a dozen curious preschoolers at their feet. Their eyes widened and narrowed and their voices rose and fell as they recited each line from "The Three Friends", a children's story about animals.. Read more at

The Standard
Who does Gen Y bow to? By Shelby Garlick Fifteen years since Australia had a referendum on whether to become a republic, the possibility of another is on the horizon. But the push seems to be facing an uphill battle, particularly from the generation that missed out on voting in the 1999 referendum.

The Straits Times
Australia, Indonesia join hands to stem terror funds

Indonesia and Australia have pledged to work together to "choke off" funding for terrorist activities, after senior security officials from both countries met in Jakarta yesterday. "We had discussed at today's meeting how we can further our efforts to curb such flows of funds," said Indonesian Chief Security Minister Wiranto at a press conference after the 3rd Indonesia-Australia Ministerial Council Meeting on Law and Security.

The Standard
Brad bounces back

By Shelby Garlick Some people work at their desks, wear suits, sit in meetings. Brad Burch rides dirt bikes for a living. At 28, he's in his eighth consecutive year as a stunt dirt bike rider with Showtime FMX at the Royal Melbourne Show. Riding dirt bikes doesn't come without a few broken bones and scars.



Shelby Garlick
The Great Digital Divide

When the National Broadband Network (NBN) was launched in 2009, for many it meant the possibility of downloading a movie in under a minute. Now, as the fibre optic cables are rolled out, after a 13-year wait, agribusinesses at the core of rural and regional economies are being given the opportunity to connect to the...

The Standard
Arts crucial in an innovative nation

Arts advocates big spending promises to attract science and technology students overlook the importance of the arts, writes Shelby Garlick. Advocates for arts education have criticised the major parties' emphasis on science and technology graduates, saying the arts are crucial to Australia becoming an innovative nation.

The Straits Times
Big groups and big tips

Sales assistant Nur Alfianti has been selling jewellery at an upmarket souvenir store in Jakarta for a decade, but it was only recently that she learnt pearl is zhen zhu and coral is shan hu in Mandarin.. Read more at

Shelby Garlick

Members of the community have raised concerns over the culture at Victoria Police following a public meeting addressing 'rape culture' on Wednesday night at Traders Hall. The meeting organised by recently resigned members of the Socialist Party Meg Gregson and Aishwarya Ramji aimed to create a discussion on the prevalence of rape culture in...

Shelby Garlick

More families are becoming trapped in brutal domestic situations thanks to a record high public housing waiting list in Victoria say welfare groups and lobbyists. Mel Gregson, a lobbyist for women's right with the Socialist Party says "the only way to fix this problem is for the state and federal government to step up it's...

Shelby Garlick
It's a big electorate out there

By Shelby Garlick New Victorian National Party leader Peter Walsh has highlighted the difficulties for rural Victorians following the reclassification of electoral boundaries that came into effect at the recent state election.

Shelby Garlick
Muso's 'fall from grace'

Musician "Jonny James" Johnson famous for this song "Crazy Rockin' Love" pleaded not guilty in the Swinburne County Court today on charges relating to an armed robbery. It was alleged on March 10th of this year Mr Johnstone at around 9pm stole $297 from a parking attendant at a parking facility in Flinders St,...

Shelby Garlick
Community veterans welcome refugees

Hundreds of older Australians living in rural areas are joining Rural Australians for Refugees across the country to help refugees transition into the community. The Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) began in 2001 in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and is spreading to all corners of the nation.

France bans 'skinny' models from runway

By Shelby Garlick France has become the latest country to ban excessively skinny models from the runway after pressures from Israel, Italy and Spain to join the movement.

Shelby Garlick
Ending youth homelessness

Young people are leading the charge when it comes to making youth homelessness a thing of the past says Bendigo for Homeless Youth founder Luke Owens.

Shelby Garlick
Breaking the barriers

The Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) is helping better the lives and mental health of elderly immigrants to Australia, according to a Greek immigrant. George Mattas, 73, moved from Larissa in Greece to Melbourne more than fifty years ago and has been using services provided by AMCS for over six years.

Shelby Garlick

Residents of a neighbourhood in Balwyn have expressed their frustration at the Boroondara Council over the problem of parking in their local streets. Neil Packham of precinct 74, which is on the corner of Whitehorse Road and Balwyn Road, opposed the Council's decision to place his precinct in the General Residential Zone (GRZ).

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