Award-winning journalist and communications consultant.

"Aaron Smith pulls no punches as he looks at the nation from its most northerly outpost, Thursday Island..."

Melanie Kembrey, SMH

"So many good yarns in this book… It’s gutsy, it's forthright and it’s important."

Peter Goer, ABC Evenings Adelaide

"So outrageous it makes you smile." 

Phil Brown, Courier Mail

"...outspoken, bold and confronting."

Cass Moriarty

"The Rock starts with a rant; it is meant to shock, shake people up. It demands that people open their eyes, open their minds, to recognise the dark heart of Australia .. Smith is blunt, in your face, but the issues he exposes are important and should have more exposure in our media."

Helen Eddy, Read Plus

"Both devastating and uplifting."

David McLean, 3CR Radio

"The best summertime reading...remarkable...  it's a massive recommendation from me. Aaron doesn't pull punches reflecting on our society, but he certainly doesn't pull any of the punchlines either."

Kier Shorey, ABC Far North

"An interesting must reading of the harsh realities of Torres Strait Islanders."

Cr Phillemon Mosby, Mayor of Torres Strait Island Regional Council