Stephen Brook, The Sydney Morning Herald

Stephen Brook

The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Stephen:

‘More acceptable now’: Medicinal cannabis use rising, passes 1 million patients

Applications to use the drug are rising “exponentially” despite uncertainty among doctors over its use. → Read More

Restaurants are full. But why are so many struggling?

This Melbourne restaurateur estimates it would take him $500,000 to restart his business. → Read More

‘To open the door you need $1 million’: inside the Australian Open sponsorship game

Rival tournaments regard the Australian Open as the “jewel in the crown” of the tennis tour. Its biggest sponsors explain why. → Read More

‘Made an impression on Kanye’: Melbourne architect’s rise to instant global celeb

Before she became an overnight celebrity following reports of her “marriage” to rapper Kanye West, Bianca Censori was an impressive young designer making waves in Melbourne’s architecture community. → Read More

Global Citizen charity reduced to one Australian staff member

Global Citizen, famed for its all-star concerts and supported by figures from former prime minister Julia Gillard to Prince Harry and wife Meghan, has vowed to rebuild its Australian operations. → Read More

Shot in the arm or false dawn?: Albanese’s each-way bet on a republic

There was an echo of the 1999 referendum’s voting patterns in the 2022 election. Could we really be slowly moving towards a republic under Anthony Albanese? → Read More

Life in a post-teal world

Anthony Albanese is elected 31st prime minister of Australia, but Kristine Keneally stays on Scotland Island. → Read More

New mates: Anthony Albanese drops in on media mogul

On Monday, when the Albo campaign knocked off early, the Labor leader went for a one-on-one with Kerry Stokes. → Read More

Hunters Hill Hockey goes large for Zimmerman

The indefatigable former treasurer has a hole in his roof and the right Liberal-themed tarpaulin to fix it. But the neighbours aren’t happy. → Read More

We owe a debt of gratitude to politicians

It’s easy to sit on the couch sniping. It’s much harder to put your hat in the political ring. → Read More

Kimberley Kitching and I planned to have a drink. And then she died

Why I’m sticking up for politicians. → Read More

Family and friends farewell Shane Warne at a private funeral

Around 80 of Shane Warne’s family members and closest friends gathered to farewell the cricketing great on Sunday. → Read More

CBD Sydney: Kimmitt takes on Crown in new gig

Now the leading business executive is taking up reins as the chief executive of the troubled Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission → Read More

Can we still afford a home among the gum trees?

The Queensland town of Grantham was reborn on a hillside after severe flooding. Other settlements should consider relocation. → Read More

Watch out Rupert: Anti-Murdoch movement launches election fact check

The antics of CBD’s favourite gruesome twosome, KRudd and MBull are nothing compared to what proponents of the Murdoch Royal Commish have planned. → Read More

Love in the Canberra bubble for Hanson-Young and Oquist

Previously, the couple had a policy of keeping the romance under the radar. But some news is just too good to keep quiet. → Read More

Scott Morrison hits up north shore blue bloods in fundraising drive

The PM has turned out at a $10,000 a head money-raising bash in Mosman hosted by a former PwC managing partner in Sydney. → Read More

Mike Cannon-Brookes expands reach across Pittwater

The Atlassian founder has paid $4.65 million and picked up a sandstone home in Coasters Retreat on Pittwater in Sydney’s northern beaches. → Read More

Sarah Murdoch’s former executive gets top job at the Oz

Never worked in newspapers? No worries! → Read More

A political quandary sprouts for ABC and Costa Georgiadis

Gardening Australia’s beloved host Costa Georgiadis has landed in a place where ABC personalities fear to tread - in a glossy campaign brochure. → Read More