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Willa McDonald has worked as a journalist/writer with the Sydney Morning Herald, Bulletin, the Times on Sunday (formerly the National Times), ABC TV (documentaries) and ABC Radio National.

Her work in the electronic media includes the television specials Ladies in Lines, a documentary she researched and wrote for ABC TV (which won a Logie, a Penguin [Australian industry awards] and was a medalist in the 1989 International Film and TV Festival of New York), and The Time of Your Life (a documentary she researched which won the Logie for Best Documentary and was Silver medalist in 1991 at the International Film and Television Festival, New York).

Her radio work includes Love Stories, a series of readings and performances produced for ABC Radio National as a response to racism.

She also devised and produced the George Munster Journalism Forums for the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, which were broadcast on ABC Radio National.

McDonald has taught English as a second language to high-school students in Japan, and has taught communications and writing at the Sydney Institute of Technology, TAFE and the University of Technology where she was also manager of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.

She completed her PhD through the University of NSW on the life and work of the literary critic, poet and peace activist Dorothy Green (1915-1991).

(Source: Macquarie University website:

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