Aaron Smith makes a huge and extremely valuable contribution to journalism in Australia. With insight and commitment he brings issues of national and international significance to audiences in Australia and beyond.
Aaron's journalism has provided a rare and valuable insight into issues affecting the Torres Strait Islander community. Navigating cultural protocols and geographical challenges, he has given a voice to some of Australia's most marginalised people and shared important stories that would otherwise have gone unheard.
I was the editor of Australia's most northerly newspaper, Torres News from May 2013 until its merger with our sister publication Cape York News in October 2019. In that time I produced over 300 editions.
Scroll through below to see the front page of every edition I worked on.
Smith is every inch the grizzled travel reporter of yesteryear... It is refreshing to be reminded such journalist writers still exist.