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About Andy
Andy is a photographer and videographer from the UK based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Although he has a background in marine biology, he decided to turn his interest towards photography and film.

Since moving from the UK, he has been based in Asia; first in the Maldives and now in Cambodia. He has an interest in stories that revolve around the relationship between humans and the environment.

He has collaborated with a number of iNGOs, including Global Witness, Oxfam, Flora and Fauna International, Blue Marine Foundation, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. He’s also worked on documentaries for the BBC, Business Insider, and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).

His photos have been published in The New York Times, South China Morning Post, dpa, Mongabay and New Naratif, amongst others, and his videos featured in BBC Earth and Mongabay. His work ‘Lost lands’ documenting the community impacts of sand mining in Cambodia is also exhibited online as part of the Royal Geographical Society’s collections. He is a collaborator at Cinematic Science.
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English
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Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
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Current Affairs Science & Environment Investigative Reporting
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How ‘shrinkflation’ is impacting your cereal – and making you pay more for less

26 Mar 2024  |  theguardian.com
Food manufacturers, including Kellogg's, are engaging in 'shrinkflation' by reducing product sizes without lowering prices, complicating price comparisons during a cost-of-living crisis. Deakin University research found that seven Kellogg's cereal boxes in Australia had decreased in size since 2019. Kellogg's, now Kellanova, cited high production costs and inflationary pressures for the changes. Supermarkets like Coles and Woolworths are working to keep prices affordable amidst rising costs. Carrefour has taken measures to inform customers about shrinkflation, unlike Australian chains. A Senate inquiry and a competition regulator probe are examining grocery pricing amid public dissatisfaction with high prices and supermarket profits.

Booth by booth voice referendum results map: how each polling place voted across Australia

How ‘shrinkflation’ is impacting your cereal – and making you pay more for less

05 Oct 2023  |  ca.news.yahoo.com
Big food manufacturers are downsizing products without reducing prices, a practice known as 'shrinkflation,' which complicates price comparisons during a cost-of-living crisis. Deakin University researchers found that several Kellogg's cereal boxes have shrunk since 2019. The article highlights the disparity in cereal prices and the nutritional shortcomings of cereals as meal replacements. Kellanova, formerly Kellogg's, attributes the downsizing to high production costs and supply chain pressures. Australian supermarkets are under scrutiny for their pricing practices amid public concern over rising grocery prices. The article also mentions international efforts to combat shrinkflation, such as Carrefour's labeling initiative.

The yes pamphlet: campaign’s voice to parliament referendum essay – annotated and factchecked

20 Jul 2023  |  the Guardian
The article advocates for voting 'Yes' in the upcoming referendum to establish a Voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It emphasizes the importance of constitutional recognition, listening to Indigenous communities, and making practical progress in health, education, and employment. The text highlights widespread support among Indigenous Australians and outlines the potential benefits of the Voice, including better decision-making and more effective use of government funds. Key figures such as Anthony Albanese, Patrick Dodson, and Evonne Goolagong Cawley are quoted in support of the initiative.

You be the Australian treasurer: raise welfare, reform the tax system, go for a federal budget surplus

09 May 2023  |  the Guardian
The Albanese government is set to unveil a budget aimed at assisting those struggling with high living costs while avoiding additional inflation. An interactive feature allows users to make their own budget decisions, including increasing taxes on offshore gas companies, raising welfare payments, and adjusting tax cuts. Cost estimates are based on parliamentary budget office data and other calculated figures.

These coffees show why men have more cash in superannuation than women

04 Apr 2023  |  theguardian.com
Recent attention on Australia's superannuation system, particularly tax rules for the wealthy, highlights broader issues such as the gender pay gap in superannuation. Data from 2019 shows a 23.4% gap between median super balances of men and women aged 60-64. Factors contributing to this disparity include lower pay in female-dominated industries, wage inequality within industries, and career breaks for child-rearing and caregiving without super contributions. Solutions like paying super on maternity leave and topping up funds for parents are being considered. Financial experts emphasize the benefits of voluntary super contributions and compounding interest, especially for those planning career breaks. The article also references a survey by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, where people used early super withdrawals to alleviate financial stress.

On Patrol, a Mekong Village Tackles Electric Fishing Scourge

08 Jan 2023  |  newnaratif.com
In Kratie Province, Cambodia, community fisheries patrollers, led by Sar Kouy, are combating illegal electric fishing on the Mekong River. Despite a government ban in 2007, economic pressures from climate change, upstream dams, and the pandemic have driven more Cambodians to engage in this destructive practice. The patrol team, consisting of local fishers, faces challenges such as limited resources and potential corruption within the Fisheries Administration. Illegal fishing gear, often sourced from Vietnam, is sophisticated and expensive, with some equipment being sold online. Local NGOs and community efforts are working to protect fish populations and livelihoods, but the struggle is compounded by low water levels and the need for more education and enforcement.

Silly point or square leg: how well do you know your way around a cricket field?

04 Jan 2023  |  the Guardian
The article introduces a quiz designed to test readers' knowledge of cricket fielding positions. It explains the setup and rules of the quiz, where participants place fielders on an oval to match specific positions. The quiz includes 15 positions, and participants earn points for correct placements. The article also provides details on how the bowler and batter are represented and the layout of the field.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalisations and vaccination

06 Dec 2022  |  the Guardian
Federal and state governments in Australia began releasing Covid-19 data weekly from September 2022. Guardian Australia has aggregated previous daily data to weekly values for consistency. The article includes charts showing weekly Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and vaccination rates across different states and territories. It also compares Australia's vaccination rates with other OECD countries. The article is regularly updated to reflect the current situation.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalisations and vaccination

06 Dec 2022  |  theguardian.com
Guardian Australia has aggregated Covid-19 data to weekly values to align with the federal and state governments' shift from daily to weekly data releases in September 2022. The article provides interactive charts showing weekly Covid cases since June 2021, hospital admissions, hospitalizations per 100,000 residents, and weekly deaths due to Covid. It also tracks the progress of the vaccine rollout, including booster doses, and compares Australia's vaccination rates to other OECD countries. The article notes changes to the format of the data presentation and the ongoing updates to reflect the current situation.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalisations and vaccination

06 Dec 2022  |  www.theguardian.com
Guardian Australia has aggregated Covid-19 data to weekly values to align with the federal and state governments' shift from daily to weekly data releases in September 2022. The article provides interactive charts showing weekly Covid-19 cases since June 2021, hospital admissions, hospitalizations per 100,000 residents, and weekly deaths due to Covid-19. It also tracks the progress of the vaccine rollout, including booster doses, and compares Australia's vaccination rates to other OECD countries. The article notes changes to the format of the data presentation and the ongoing updates to ensure accuracy.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalisations and vaccination

15 Nov 2022  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
In September 2022, Australian federal and state governments transitioned to releasing Covid-19 data weekly instead of daily. Guardian Australia has aggregated previous daily data to align with the new weekly reporting. The article provides charts showing weekly Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths since June 2021, along with vaccination progress, including booster doses. It also compares Australia's vaccination rates with other OECD countries. The article is regularly updated to reflect the current situation and includes notes on significant changes.

Australia’s gambling addiction: can politics finally stop the money wheel turning?

14 Nov 2022  |  theguardian.com
Australia's gambling problem is highlighted by the Kealba Hotel in Melbourne, where $20.5 million was lost to poker machines last year. The nation loses about $25 billion annually to legal gambling, with governments and political parties benefiting from taxes and donations. The poorest communities suffer the most, with areas like Brimbank and western Sydney experiencing the highest losses. Despite previous reform attempts, such as the 2010 Productivity Commission report and the Gillard government's 2012 bill, significant changes have been stymied by industry lobbying. Recent inquiries into Crown Resorts and Star have exposed illegal and unethical practices, and the NSW Crime Commission reported crime proceeds being gambled. Small steps towards reform are emerging, such as Tasmania's mandatory pre-commitment scheme and federal Labor's implementation of the O'Farrell review's recommendations.

How northern Victoria flooded – visual explainer

21 Oct 2022  |  the Guardian
Towns in Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania have experienced severe flooding, particularly along the Goulburn, Loddon, Campaspe, and Murray rivers. The negative Indian Ocean dipole and La Niña events are key climate drivers behind the recent heavy rainfall. Saturated ground conditions exacerbated the flooding, with central Victoria receiving significant rainfall. The downstream flow of water has led to severe flooding in various locations, with riverine flooding continuing even after the rain has stopped.

Where are people moving to, and from, in Australia? Find out with our census data interactive

13 Oct 2022  |  www.theguardian.com
The second release of Australian census data reveals internal migration patterns, showing significant population increases in city suburbs and tree-change areas. Queensland emerged as the most popular destination, especially among older and middle-aged groups. The data, which accounts for usual residence and places of residence one and five years prior, also highlights the ACT's younger migrant cohort compared to Queensland's older demographic. Local government areas (LGAs) such as Brisbane, Byron Bay, Ballarat, and East Gippsland are notable for attracting internal migrants, with Brisbane being the top LGA for relocation. The analysis considers the impact of Covid-19 movement restrictions during the census period.

Covid deaths in Australia: data reveals demographics hit hardest since pandemic began – interactive

01 Aug 2022  |  the Guardian
Australia has experienced 11,669 Covid deaths since the pandemic's onset until 31 July 2022. Initially, Australia maintained one of the lowest death rates in the OECD and had fewer excess deaths than expected. However, the country is currently facing multiple Covid waves, with the latest outbreak yet to peak. Disproportionate impacts have been observed among socio-economically disadvantaged groups, the elderly, aged care residents, and immigrants. These disparities are linked to social determinants of health. The data comprises announcements from state and territory health departments, federal health Covid page statistics, and Australian Bureau of Statistics mortality figures, updated to June 2022. CovidLive.com.au and Ken Tsang provided additional data, with population counts from the 2021 census. Some death certificates are pending finalization, which may alter the reported proportions in the future.

Election 2022: are there ‘teal independents’ in your electorate? Search the full list of pro-climate action and political integrity candidates here

17 May 2022  |  the Guardian
A growing number of Liberal and National party MPs face credible challenges from independents emphasizing climate action at the federal election. In key Liberal-held seats, these independents, often referred to as 'teal independents,' are seen as the main opposition. The movement, inspired by previous successful campaigns, has garnered significant support, including financial backing from Climate 200, founded by Simon Holmes à Court. The independents' campaign focuses on climate change, political integrity, and gender equality, while some Coalition MPs criticize their independence due to these associations.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker

21 Apr 2022  |  www.theguardian.com
The Guardian's Covid-19 Australia data tracker is no longer actively maintained, but it previously consolidated data on cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and vaccinations across Australia, including trends and capacity thresholds set by the federal government. The data included both PCR-confirmed and rapid antigen test-derived numbers, with a note that figures from mid-December onwards are likely underestimates due to testing access difficulties and criteria changes. The tracker also provided detailed visualizations for New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, ACT, and the Northern Territory.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker

21 Feb 2022  |  the Guardian
The article provides a comprehensive data tracker for Covid-19 in Australia, detailing national and state-specific statistics on cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and vaccination rates. It includes charts and maps to visualize trends and outbreaks, particularly focusing on New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, ACT, and the Northern Territory. The data is regularly updated to reflect the current situation, with significant changes and corrections noted in line with editorial policy.

Australia’s Covid hotspots: see case numbers in your neighbourhood

07 Jan 2022  |  theguardian.com
The Omicron variant has caused widespread COVID-19 outbreaks across Australia, with high per capita case numbers, particularly in regional areas of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. Data from state health departments, excluding cases from overseas or of unknown origin, reveals the extent of the spread per local government area in these states and South Australia, although the most recent data may be incomplete due to rising cases and different reporting periods.

5km from home radius map: check how far you can travel within 10km, 15km, 20km and 25km around you in Australia

15 Nov 2021  |  the Guardian
An interactive radius map and calculator tool allows users in Australia to determine how far they can travel from home within a range of 5km to 25km under potential Covid travel restrictions. The tool also features an option to add a second circle to visualize travel bubble overlaps for exercising together under applicable lockdown restrictions.

NSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode: check the percentages in your postcode – interactive map

05 Nov 2021  |  the Guardian
The NSW government has released data on Covid vaccination rates by area, accessible through an interactive map. Users can check vaccination percentages by postcode or suburb in Sydney and regional NSW, and compare rates over time for both first doses and full vaccinations.

Victoria Covid exposure sites: full list of Melbourne and regional Vic coronavirus hotspots and trend in cases

24 Oct 2021  |  uk.news.yahoo.com
Authorities in Victoria have released a list of public exposure sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria that were visited by a confirmed case of Covid-19. The article provides guidance on how to find and sort the list of exposure sites and offers a link to the Department of Health and Human Services for more detailed information. Additionally, it tracks the daily new local coronavirus cases in Victoria, presenting the trend as a 7-day rolling average.

NSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode: check the percentages in your postcode – interactive map

22 Oct 2021  |  uk.news.yahoo.com
The NSW government has released data on Covid vaccination rates by area, which is accessible through an interactive map allowing users to check percentages by postcode or suburb in Sydney or regional NSW. The map includes options to view the percentage of people with at least one dose or fully vaccinated and to compare rates over time.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases today, trend map, hospitalisations and deaths

17 Sep 2021  |  Yahoo News
Guardian Australia compiles active and daily new Covid-19 cases, maps, statistics, and live data for Australia and its states, highlighting the impact of government responses and the Delta variant's challenges. The article includes interactive maps, trend analysis, and hospitalization and death data, updated daily to provide a comprehensive picture of the outbreaks. It also advises cross-checking with other data sources and notes regular updates to reflect the current situation.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases today, trend map, hospitalisations and deaths

17 Sep 2021  |  uk.news.yahoo.com
Guardian Australia compiles and updates data on active and new Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths in Australia, including state-by-state graphs and maps. The data highlights the impact of the Delta variant, with New South Wales experiencing its worst outbreak and Victoria seeing a surge in cases. The article also discusses the challenges of data collection and recommends cross-checking with other sources. It notes the importance of considering hospitalisation figures in context and mentions updates to the Victorian outbreak data.

Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases today, trend map, hospitalisations and deaths

17 Sep 2021  |  uk.news.yahoo.com
The article provides a comprehensive data tracker for Covid-19 cases, trends, hospitalizations, and deaths in Australia, focusing on current outbreaks in New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. It includes detailed charts and maps showing the distribution and trends of cases at both state and local government area levels. The data is updated daily and includes expert commentary on the factors influencing hospitalizations. The article emphasizes the importance of cross-checking data with other sources due to variations in data collection methods.

NSW and ACT Covid hotspots: list and map of regional NSW and Canberra coronavirus exposure sites

01 Sep 2021  |  the Guardian
The NSW government has ceased listing public exposure sites in greater Sydney, leading to a temporary halt in the re-publication of hotspots by The Guardian. Regional exposure sites for NSW and the ACT are still available, with coronavirus statistics for these areas being updated.

Covid map Australia: tracking new and active cases, coronavirus stats and live data by state

30 Jun 2020  |  ca.news.yahoo.com
Guardian Australia has compiled a database to track confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia, aiming to provide a clearer picture of the pandemic's impact and the effectiveness of government measures. The data, which includes the epidemic curve, growth in cases, and testing rates, shows most recent national growth due to cases from Victoria. The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has reintroduced distancing restrictions due to a rise in community transmission. The database also compares Australia's situation with other countries and is available for reuse under a Creative Commons license. The article emphasizes the importance of cross-checking with other data sources due to the potential for variation in data collection methods.
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