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Amy McNeilage

Amy McNeilage is the Deputy Editor of Daily Life. She was previously the Education Reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald.

Self Made Project

'How photographing trans guys encouraged me to transition'

Amy McNeilage When Parker Blain began taking portraits of transgender men, the project was as much about his story as theirs.

Gay scene

Why I gave the gay scene another shot

Heaps Gay is a monthly queer party in Sydney.

Amy McNeilage I always thought lesbian bar nights needed more men. Straight girls too for that matter.

Twitter rallies against Abbott with #IStandWithGillianTriggs

Gillian Triggs appearing before a Senate Committee in Canberra.

Amy McNeilage The Abbott government may have lost confidence in Gillian Triggs but there are plenty of Australians who have not, and they want to make it known.

'Sexist' pork ad tells women it's time to get out of the kitchen

NZ Pork ad

Amy McNeilage NZ Pork reckons it's time for blokes man up and get their missus out of the kitchen.

Tanveer Ahmed

Tanveer Ahmed sacked again for plagiarising his views on domestic violence

Tanveer Ahmed

Amy McNeilage Psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed, criticised last week for his views on domestic violence, has been sacked as a columnist for The Australian after being exposed as a serial plagiarist. 

iMatter app

Rosie Batty to launch a domestic violence app on Valentine's Day

Rosie Batty.

Amy McNeilage A new app designed to help women recognise the warning signs of abusive and controlling behaviour.

Dumb questions actors of colour get asked


Amy McNeilage A peek into the world of working as an actor of colour. Warning, it is bleak. 

Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi sacked over sexual abuse allegations

Facebook confession: Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

Amy McNeilage The scandalous sacking of a high-profile Canadian radio host over a sexual incident has taken a surprising turn, with the broadcaster defending himself online by detailing his preference for...

Sydney school kids take a stand against children in detention

Students taped their mouths to protest the fact that asylum seekers don't have a voice.

Amy McNeilage Catholic schools across Sydney are taking a stand against children in detention, which they say violates basic human rights and is inconsistent with their Christian values.

Fifty Shades teaser

Beyonce reveals first look at Fifty Shades of Grey


Amy McNeilage It's a 12 second glimpse of the much-hyped Fifty Shades of Grey film that reveals little more than a few fleeting frames.

Sydney parents give fake addresses to enrol children in schools

Alexandra Smith, Amy McNeilage Parents are so desperate to enrol their children in schools with impressive results that they are resorting to extreme measures such producing fraudulent documents to claim they live within the...

Private schools cheaper than childcare

Alexandra Smith, Amy McNeilage Childcare fees are so high in Sydney that it can be cheaper to send a child to one of the city's most exclusive private schools than it is to put a baby in daycare.

Shorts ban

Bathurst school bans girls from wearing shorts


Amy McNeilage A NSW primary school has banned girls from wearing shorts and made the wearing of dresses mandatory against the wishes of a number of students and their parents.

'Westie' stigma

Is there such a thing as 'postcode racism'?


Amy McNeilage Amy McNeilage is rejecting the Western Suburbs stigma and thinks you should too.

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Teen exorcists

Fighting 'sexually transmitted demons'


Amy McNeilage Teen exorcists take victim blaming to a whole new level.

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Honour roll

Girls scoop the pool in HSC maths

Josephine Tovey and Amy McNeilage Shelley She and her fellow female maths whizzes have defied the numbers.