About Gavin Dennett

Born and raised in the ACT, Gavin is an information management graduate from the University of Canberra who has worked as a journalist and sub-editor for magazines and online publications for 25 years.

Starting as a street press music writer, he progressed to glossy magazines, spending five years at Ralph Magazine and another five as editor of Fox Sports Magazine in Sydney. Another 10 years as a freelancer saw him work on every publication under the sun, from Foxtel and Company Director, to Australian Hotelier and AdNews, allowing him to cover his range of interests including underground music, film, street art and craft beer.

A sports tragic, Gavin refuses to retire from playing cricket until winning a grade premiership, and bleeds green as a Canberra Raiders diehard. He says this is their year (every year).

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Reflections on tragic Royal Canberra Hospital implosion, one of the capital’s darkest days
Yesterday marked 25 years since the tragedy of the failed Royal Canberra Hospital implosion, one of the darkest days in the ACT’s history. On 13 July 1997, the former hospital at Acton Peninsula was demolished to make way for the National Museum of Australia. The lead-up to the event was celebrated by the Canberra community, with the ACT Government promoting...
Suffering from post-Olympics blues? You’re not alone
Crikey, what a fortnight that was. The Olympic flame was extinguished in Tokyo on Sunday night (9 August), and with it, two weeks of unmissable sport drew to a close – and a sinking feeling set in. Like a knot in your stomach at the end of a holiday as a return to work looms large, the closure of the...
History repeating as Canberra Raiders facing another painful rebuild
Here we go again, Raiders fans. The 2021 NRL season started with so much expectation for the Green Machine, but it has spiralled out of control. On the back of a grand final appearance in 2019 and a preliminary final in 2020, the Green Machine was touted as a contender this year. But after winning three of their first four...
Big Mal: ‘Canberra Raiders will always be my number one’
Canberra Raiders legend Mal Meninga may be seen wearing the pale blue of the Gold Coast Titans these days, but he insists the Canberra Raiders – the club he captained to three premierships in 1989, 1990 and 1994 – is still his number-one love. Having left the national capital for his native Queensland in 2004, Meninga returned in 2013 and...
Ranking the Raiders’ most unforgettable home finals of the past 20 years
The Canberra Raiders’ surge towards the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership title takes flight on Saturday, 3 October, with an elimination final against old foes the Cronulla Sharks at GIO Stadium. To mark the game, here are the seven NRL finals the club has hosted since 2000, ranked from the good to the extraordinary. 7) Qualifying Final, 2003: Melbourne Storm 30...
The emotional toll of family separation during COVID-19
A lot happens during six months in the existence of two-and-a-half-year-olds. New words, new movements and new feelings as big changes take hold of their precious little lives. From the fun and jovial, to the confusing and overwhelming, every moment matters. The laughter, the tears, the developmental milestones – they comprise the joy of parenthood and are meant to be...