Dave Riley


Dave Riley is a blogger and occasional podcaster based in the seaside township of Beachmere, near Brisbane , Queensland, Australia.

He wrote the 'Life of Riley' columns for Green Left Weekly during the 1990s. As well as writing satire he has written journalism and short plays.

In the 1970s and again in the 1990s he formed and ran street theatre troupes. He has also written and performed cabaret and experimented with online media. During a puppetry phase, he created and toured a Punch and Judy show as 'Professor Ratbaggy's Red Cordial Show' before audiences of disapproving adults and rioting under twelves.

Over his working life he has worked as a nurse, political organiser, laborer,process worker, community artist, mask maker and writer.

Dave sees himself primarily as a satirist --albeit one with a dark and mordant POV -- and will offer an opinion on anything you care to mention.

He grows vegetables, takes terriers for walks and sails a canoe in the shallow waters of Deception Bay.

Where to find Dave Riley online


Life of Riley
Price: Free! Words: 44,450. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs, Essay » Political
Gain entertainment from politics. Source your bitterness in the real world... and laugh at it. Life of Riley is a collection of political satires from Australia.
Girt By Sea
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Girt by Sea is an amalgam of several street theatre performances reworked as a play for voices (or for radio broadcast). There is nothing especially ambitious about the play as it merely tries to touch on a few notions about the mandatory detention of refugees and package them in a short, sharp piece that quickly gets down to satirical business.

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