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As a freelance writer, Jane has a portfolio of published articles.

Jane Milburn is delighted to have been a finalist in the Excellence in Rural Reporting category of the 2007 Queensland Media Awards (“Life and Love in the Heartland”) against quality competition. Winners of the rural category, Pip Courtney and Sally Sara, went on to be named Journalist of the Year for their ABC Landline report “Black Dog”.

Earlier, Jane was thrilled to win the Media Award at the 2005 Queensland Primary Industries Achievement Awards for coverage of the sale of Stanbroke Pastoral Company. Jane's article
Prime Cut was published in the Courier-Mail Business section and outlined the carve-up of the Stanbroke empire. The sale was a great corporate coup for the successful bidders but left the former owners, AMP Life policyholders, dudded by a cool $200-300 million. Read article (PDF - 80kb).

Jane’s freelance feature Late Starters published in The Courier-Mail exposed the inequities in Queensland’s preschool education system in 1998 and the story was Highly Commended: Best Print Media Feature in the Australian Council of Deans of Education 1999 awards. The Queensland Government has since moved to introduce an additional prep year for all Queensland school children.

Jane only writes freelance articles about issues that do not represent a conflict of interest with her media consultancy projects.

magazineSelected Articles

Leadership is an action, not a position – Queensland Country Life September 2010 (PDF)

Leader dares to inspire social change – Indian Link May 2010 (PDF)

India on a growth curve – Straight Furrow May 2010 (PDF)

Who grew my dinner? The Walkley Magazine Issue 60 February-March 2010 (PDF)

Rural Leaders - Outback Magazine, December 2009 (PDF)

The real gift of learning - Queensland Country Life, December 2009 (PDF)

Agribusiness feature Queensland Country Life June 2009 - (PDF)

Agribusiness feature Queensland Country Life May 2009 – (PDF)

Town and Country profile Queensland Country Life January 2009 (PDF)

• Profile story in OUTBACK Magazine June/July 2009 - View (Word)

Feb/March 2008 OUTBACK Magazine - Volunteering in the Bush  - View (pdf)

June/July 2007 OUTBACK Magazine - Read the Profile story on New South Wales agribusinessman and entrepreneur John Cassidy.

• Dec/Jan 2007 Life and love in the heartland - View (jpg) read (html)
(OUTBACK Magazine)

• October 2006 Dry brings rural worries to city - read (html)
(The Courier Mail)

• April/May 2006  A valuable existence - View (jpg) read (html)
(OUTBACK Magazine)

• August 2005  Can of worms made overseas - View (jpg) read (html)
(The Courier Mail, features section)

April 2005  Value of grazing property spirals - View (jpg) read (html)
(The Courier Mail, Enterprise section)

October 2004  Salad days are here again - View (jpg) or read (PDF - 48kb)
(The Courier Mail, Enterprise section)

August 2004  Prime Cut  - View (jpg) or read (PDF)
(The Courier Mail, Business section)

• April 2000 Aborigines to relearn the land - View (jpg) or read (PDF - 80kb)
The Australian, Higher Education section Aborigines to relearn the land

• May 1999 Walking home alone - View (jpg) or read (PDF - 56kb)
The Courier- Mail Walking home alone

• September 1998 Late starters - View (jpg) or read (PDF - 58kb)
The Courier-Mail

• November 1997 The good earth - View (jpg) or read (PDF - 68kb)
Lifestyle Sunday Mail Magazine The Good Earth

• September 1996 Working the system - View (jpg) or read (PDF - 47kb)
The Courier-Mail, Accent column



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