To tell the story of Australia as it is today for Rusted Off, Guardian Australia’s political correspondent Gabrielle Chan went hyperlocal. She searched her own rural community’s main street for answers to the big questions driving voters. She wanted to know what ordinary people could teach us about the way forward for government. Join Gabrielle for a fresh take on the old rural narrative, informed by class and culture, belonging and broadband, committees and cake stalls, and rural recession and reconciliation.

Gabrielle Chan (Australian)

Gabrielle Chan

Gabrielle Chan has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She began covering politics for The Australian in NSW parliament during the 1990s and moved to the Canberra press gallery in 1995. Gabrielle has also worked at ABC radio, The Daily Telegraph, in local newspapers and politics. She has written and edited histories and biographies. Since 2013, she has worked for Guardian Australia as a political correspondent, Politics Live blogger and feature writer. Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up is her first book.