Flood Media is a Brisbane-based radical left media organisation. We write, work, and live on lands stolen from the Jagera, Yugara, Yugarapul, and Turrbal Nations and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. 

In recent years, Brisbane has become a site for nascent political movements seeking to to explore and enact ideas such as the right to the city, new collectivist models, decolonisation, and the radical possibilities of a post-work future. Our engagement with these ideas takes place in the context of major global issues, including refugee crises, accelerating climate change, and a capitalist system lurching from one crisis to the next. The current moment is one of upheaval, as we witness the dissolution of old structures and the forging of new ideas. We feel that such a moment demands a voice.

Flood Media is an attempt to amplify this voice by bringing existing local media initiatives together, showcasing exciting political projects, and prompting discussion, critique, and the forging of new pathways and connections. Flood Media incorporates both written and audio content on a wide variety of topics. While we are Brisbane-based, and formed via initiatives happening in our own city, our politics extends beyond the frame of the local to incorporate critiques of capitalism at every level. Our aim is to both reflect and shape radical left politics, in Brisbane and beyond. 

We welcome pitches, contributions, questions, and dialogue. Please contact us via floodmediabrisbane(at)gmail.com

Editorial Team


Joanna Horton

Joanna is a writer and radio producer living in Brisbane. Her work has appeared in Overland, the Millions, the Toast, and other publications.


Max Chandler-Mather


Max is a Greens organiser based in Brisbane.


Anna Carlson


Nicole Laffoley

Nicole is a Greens organiser and agitator who has recently decided to go back to her roots in community services. 


Taylor Redwood

Taylor writes, works, and lives on lands stolen from the Jagera, Yugara, Yugarapul, and Turrbal Nations. They pay their respects to elders past, present, and emerging. As a disaffected student of philosophy, their goal is take up Aimé Césaire’s invitation “to see clearly, to think clearly – that is, dangerously.”


Calum Hendry

Calum is an activist with experience in the Right to The City and climate change movement. He is a former Greens staffer and active Greens member. He is temporarily living in Vancouver, Canada, to take a break from Brisbane’s heat.


Natalie Osborne

Natalie lectures and writes in the fields of critical human geography and environmental planning. She is focused on social and environmental justice in human settlements and the development of more just, resilient and sustainable futures.


Robbie Nicholas


Shelley Cheng

Shelley is sometimes an artist and lives on the stolen Aboriginal land of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. She is currently completing her undergraduate studies and is interested in critical race theory, decoloniality, transformative justice and community building.


Luke Martin


Luke is passionate about enabling people to tell stories, stemming from his background in visual comms and design. He is the quiet legend behind Flood's website, design and social media.


Madeleine Nargar


Abraham O'Neill