Shelby Garlick

Digital producer and homepage editor at


Shelby Garlick is a Melbourne-based journalist with extensive experience in digital content creation, production, social media, EDMs and editing. She is currently working as a digital producer and homepage editor at Her past bylines include ABC's 7.30 program, SBS Life, the Straits Times, the Gannawarra Times and The Conversation. For work enquiries, you can get in touch at [email protected].

Herald Sun
Rory Sloane and wife Belinda welcome baby boy

Just a year after their first child was tragically stillborn, AFL star Rory Sloane and his wife Belinda have given birth to a healthy baby boy and his name is a touching tribute.

Nine cancels The Footy Show after 25 years following ratings plunge

An emotional Eddie McGuire has paid tribute to The Footy Show, admitting that the new program should have been rebranded with a new name. It comes as co-host Brendan Fevola opened up on the moment the show was axed, saying the reboot just wasn’t the same as its ground-breaking predecessor.

Herald Sun
EPA checked factory days before toxic fireball

New drone footage has emerged of the devastation caused by the Campbellfield factory inferno as it’s revealed a taskforce has removed 1.5 million litres of dangerous chemicals from 12 illegal stockpiles in the city’s north this year.

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 Standard | Journalism@Swinburne
Rachael Brown, ABC journalist - The Standard | Journalism@Swinburne

"Brave journalism needs brave people to back it. You've got to have brave bosses who are willing to back you, and give you the luxury of time." ABC journalist Rachael Brown talks with reporter Shelby Garlick about what led to her ground-breaking podcast investigation Trace.

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
Why gen Y don't want a republic

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
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

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
From hospital bed to dirt bikes: How Brad Burch bounced back

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
'Nightmare' NBN rollout slowing agri-businesses

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
Why arts is 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 Standard
How a generous son changed his dad's life

A record number of Australians received a life-saving transplant in 2016 thanks to the kindness of over 500 organ donors. Organ donor recipient Rob Paturzo was given a second chance at life, thanks to generosity of his son Michael.