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Amanda gearing, author of The Torrent: Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, 10 January 2011; and The Torrent: A True Story of Heroism and Survival, 2nd edition
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Amanda Gearing


Amanda Gearing is a Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist. She worked for The Courier-Mail from 1997–2007 based in Toowoomba before becoming a freelance print and radio journalist for media outlets including The Australian and ABC Radio National. Amanda completed a Master of Arts (Research) in 2012 and a PhD in global investigative journalism in 2016, both at Queensland University of Technology.