Phil Dye is a Sydney based author, journalist, educator and musician. He is the author of The father lode published by Allen and Unwin (1998 and 2011), 101 ways to improve your business writing (2006 and 2009) and The Australian sport media management and public relations manual (2013). He is also the writer of the Indian sports-music hit ‘Sachin Tendulkar – God of Cricket’ which was broadcast India-wide on the retirement of The Little Master. (see HERE OR HERE)
From pictorial comment on Burqa wearing horses to comic renditions of children’s songs to serious political comment, Phil has a habit of polarising those who read or listen. “I don’t represent any political viewpoint other then that of common sense with a touch of the absurd. People who take themselves too seriously don’t like that much.”
As a social commentator, he has been interviewed over 100 times for radio and TV on topics ranging from education to gender to sport. Social justice is a common theme in his writing, and it’s this idea of justice which he believes is sadly lacking in Australian society today. “As a comparatively rich nation, we’ve become flabby and complacent. Australians have become silent about too many things. We’ve forgotten how to stand up and be counted and that’s a great shame.”
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