Unlikely love story speaks out against violence

Joanne Fedler’s latest novel writing venture began by jotting down a single sentence.
“There are not many useful things you can say to a woman whose sister has just been stabbed to death with a
pair of scissors.”

Story by Ashlee Betteridge. Published in Village Voice Eastern Beaches, July 2008.

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M4 East rears its ugly head again

The Village Voice broke this story about secret State Government plans to build a controversial motorway in Sydney’s inner west after obtaining internal government documents.  The plan was being kept secret until after the state election. Published Village Voice Balmain, March 2007. Story by Ashlee Betteridge.

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Biobanking criticised by environmentalists and developers alike

The NSW Government’s “Biobanking” scheme is designed to offset the environmental damage caused by urban expansion and increase biodiversity without hampering the development industry. But criticism of the Biodiversity Banking Bill is coming from both sides of the fence. Developers and conservationists alike say the proposed law is underdeveloped and not the solution needed. Ashlee Betteridge has this report.

Broadcast on 2SERFM Sydney 107.3 and The Wire, national community radio current affairs program. August 15, 2006.

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Betty loves blogging

Betty loves blogging is Ashlee’s online baby.  With a readership of Ashlee, Ashlee’s mum and a few randoms who stumble upon it via Google (interestingly, the two most searched terms that lead people to the blog are “anna coren logie dress” and “ready steady cook”), her dreams of becoming a “celeb-u-blogger” have not yet come true.

The blog is a mix of pop culture mockery, day to day whinging, feminist rants and photographs of little consequence, as well as tons and tons of little stories and photographs of day-to-day life as an expat in Indonesia.


The blog often contains some swearing and is very rarely proofread.  Apologies for any typos, bad puns, mangling of the Indonesian or English languages or attacks on B-grade Australian television personalities that you may have secret crushes on.

Best of the blog

Now I’ll never be wise

A plus size lardy-assed rant

Puppy battle part II

APEC protests, part II

Bums not bombs APEC protest

Brunchin’ a la Paris