In the Land of The Oz

He wears a shirt and tie, but Michael Stutchbury's a digger by trade. Not of earth or stone, but of secrets and deals, happenings and plans, of the movements and moments that can change governments, societies and the way people think. It's what journalists can unearth that drives the Australian newspaper's editor; "lifting those flat rocks and seeing what creepy crawlies are under there," as he puts it. Stutchbury sits at a desk buried in paper, blinds drawn, looking out over his newsroom, a large, open-spaced office filled with clocks, cluttered desks, chattering televisions and people hunched intently over computers, fingers...

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