David has worked at The Advertiser for more than 20 years, having starting as a copy boy less than two weeks after his last Year 12 exam in 1989.
Despite an entire reporting career spent in sport he maintains a passionate interest in opinion - particularly the starkly divergent positions that arise from discussions of current affairs, social issues and science.
As a sub-editor now, he has less and less call to write but sometimes an issue takes centre stage that just makes it too hard to suppress the urge.
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