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Greg Bearup

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Occupation  Journalist, author
Name  Greg Bearup
Role  Journalist

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Born  3 April 1969 (age 46) (1969-04-03) Guyra, New South Wales, Australia
Books  Adventures In Caravanastan: Around Australia in 80ks

Greg Bearup is an Australian journalist, author and international election expert. He is currently the South Asia correspondent for The Australian newspaper.


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Greg Bearup started as a cadet at The Armidale Express in 1988. He then went on to work at The Inverell Times, The Newcastle Herald and The Sydney Morning Herald, working as chief police reporter, an investigative journalist and general reporter. In 2001 started working for the Good Weekend magazine where he was twice awarded a Walkley Award for his writing. The screenplay for the film Suburban Mayhem was based on the feature "Death Surrounds Her". In 2012 he moved to The Weekend Australian Magazine where he again was awarded a Walkley Award. In 2015 he moved to India to become the The Australian South Asia correspondent.

United Nations

In 2004/5 he took two years' leave from his job at the magazine and worked for the United Nations on the elections for Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Iraqis living in Syria. He then spent six months in Bamyan, in the remote mountains of Central Afghanistan, working on the Afghan Parliamentary Elections in 2005. During this time he also filed for The Guardian, The Times and the Christian Science Monitor.


In 2008 Bearup travelled around Australia in a caravan with his partner, Lisa Upton, and young son, Joe. The adventure was documented in the book Adventures in Caravanastan: Around Australia at 80ks (Random House Australia, ISBN 978-1-74166-629-8).

In 2012 He published Exit Wounds, written with Major General John Cantwell. The book details Cantwell's extraordinary war service and his on-going battle with post traumatic stress disorder. He fought in the first Gulf War in 1990/91 and then again in Baghdad in 2006. In 2010 he was the commander of the Australian troop in Afghanistan and the wider region. (Melbourne University Press. ISBN (Paperback) 978-0-522-86178-5 (E-Book) 978-0-522-86179-2)


  • 2014 Walkley Award: The Australian "That’s my boy: kids witness war’s horror" / "Plotter’s nephew in Syrian combat" / "Aussie fighters leading extremist PR: ASIO"
  • 2003 Walkley Award: Good Weekend "On the inside no-one can hear you scream"
  • 2001 Walkley Award: Good Weekend "Death Surrounds Her"
  • References

    Greg Bearup Wikipedia

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