Rebekah Holt

Freelance journalist


Border Force can’t even seem to deport a man competently

April 13, 2018 17

A man suddenly removed from immigration detention in New South Wales has not been heard from since being put on a flight.

Media Adviser: a guide to dealing with the newsroom arsehole

April 11, 2018 3

When you have a star on staff who's bringing in money but making life miserable for everyone else, it's important to remember stars for what they are: huge balls of burning gas.

Media Adviser: should Karl Stefanovic sue Uber for his phone call drama?

March 27, 2018 2

As the internal saga continues at Channel Nine, questions remain about unspoken privacy contracts and legal ramifications for Uber.

Media Adviser: a dummy’s guide to booking panels

March 15, 2018 1

How do you organise a panel on a controversial subject without causing a national outrage? Rebekah Holt offers advice in a brand new column.

Barnaby Joyce’s overshare leaves media with a choice

March 5, 2018 32

Now only media bosses, not journalists, can decide how to handle the Joyce affair with maturity.

The increasingly deranged diary of a detention centre visitor

February 9, 2018 3

If the Department of Home Affairs was trying to stop detention centre visits with its new, punitive visitation procedures, then it may have worked.

Young, unmarried couple in New Zealand have sex. You won’t believe what happens next!

January 22, 2018 11

News that New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern was pregnant sent the country into a frenzy last week. We examine the responses which ranged from lovely to bizarre to downright nonsensical.

Latest changes to detention centre protocols provoke hunger strikes, heartache

January 17, 2018 7

New restrictions on visitation to Australian detention centres seem needlessly cruel. Rebekah Holt investigates the results of such measures and asks why they're deemed necessary in the first place.