Each week, Eliza phones home for a chat with her mum, Geraldine Doogue. Where are you?" "OK hold on, wait, Adam, do not let anyone touch your neck. podcasts.apple.com — 54 episodes Eliza Harvey is an Australian journalist who moved to Indonesia from Australia in 2015. I said. I could hear the relief in his boss Michael's voice. "Shrapnel," he said, matter-of-factly, as if he was telling me he fell over and twisted his ankle. Eliza left her job as a presenter on the ABC's Weekend Breakfast television program because she wasn't being sufficiently challenged by the mix of 4.30am start times and life with a newborn. Sean said as he tried to take the phone. He was speaking fast, but it was great to hear his voice. I was worried about our looming holiday that he'd probably miss. He asked me where I was going and I said to see Daddy. Doogue was first married to Tim Blue and then to ABC executive Ian Carrollwho died from pancreatic cancer on 19 August 2011. After about eight hours we got to Manila and into a car. "Hi gorgeous, is everything OK?" "Babe, I've actually been shot. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. She has spent most of her professional life reporting on politics for the ABC as well as hosting programs on the television News Channel. A gusher.".
Isla beamed at me from her cot.
Clean air, playgrounds and footpaths that you can actually walk on. Phew. I got a text from Adam about midnight to say they'd got out of Mindanao. Earlier that morning, Sean was outraged that I put peanut butter on his toast rather than Grandad's apricot jam. Find the best way to get in touch with Eliza by joining Muck Rack.
But Eliza is a Millennial and Geraldine's a baby boomer, which leads to a different take on life. I started pacing around the room to find a power point. OK.
It turns out that you don't stop worrying about your kids, even when they're 43. What a pain. Living in Jakarta makes you realise what a paradise Australia is.
"Don't worry," Adam joked when he broke the news to me.
"Pull yourself together," I thought. But that's the job, and it's a job he loves. I felt giddy.
Big day". Right. The terrorist group Abu Sayyaf operates on the island of Mindanao, where the town of Marawi had been captured by militants aligned to the Islamic State group. What is it with these hotels hiding their power points?
We're trying to get out of the hospital," he said. Adam was stuck in Manila after surgery, not allowed to fly for a week. No answer on FaceTime either. There he was, my very tall, beautiful husband in his small hospital gown on the little bed, attached to the drip. I rushed to the toilet because I thought I was going to be sick. Each week she phones her Mum -- ABC broadcaster Geraldine Doogue -- back home in Sydney. It was a weird conversation. I tried to give her Nurofen but I squirted it in so quickly that she choked and spat it all out. Press the red button!" He's still five hours from deadline. I couldn't believe it. I tried to give the driver a tip but my pesos were stuck to the jelly snake that had dissolved in my jeans pocket. "You have to apply for these things online now.". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News. As we emerge from lockdown, are we facing a pandemic of anxiety? I felt terribly guilty and sad and overwhelmed.
I could feel the heat rising up my neck. "Are you going to Jakarta?" When I got out my phone to scan my ID, I saw my husband Adam had called a couple of times. I lost my temper at Sean because he knocked the Nurofen bottle over and dissolved in tears. Sean was happily parked in front of Paw Patrol and I took Isla to my mother-in-law Anne's house.
"Oh yes, so it is," I said, embarrassed. What a strange day. Seeking a more complex existence, she moved her young family to a city without a park or a footpath: Jakarta. What was I thinking? Right.
Eliza left her job as a presenter on the ABC's Weekend Breakfast television program because she wasn't being sufficiently challenged by the mix of 4.30am start times and life with a newborn.
Then the internet connection paused. "Babe, you need to know that I'm OK. It was about 9:00pm by the time we got to the hospital. my dad said as we got back in the car. "Press the red button! You got to get out of there OK? I looked at Twitter and saw the X-ray of the bullet lodged right next to his jaw. This time he sounded bad. "I've got to go and get a tetanus shot. I kept checking Twitter and looking at that X-ray and then putting the phone down because it was too upsetting. She looked grave. Labor has retained power in the ACT. That's weird, I thought. "Where's the bloody power point?!" "Adam's been hit with shrapnel," I told him. He'd promised me that we'd be together for the Islamic New Year break this year. Geraldine farewells a tough cookie and good mate, Reflecting on the legacy of a legendary feminist, Finding contentment amidst the uncertainty, Dreaming of Beirut from the comfort of home. Both women are news junkies and mothers and avid Netflix fans. When ABC correspondent Adam Harvey was shot in the neck while covering unrest in the Philippines, his wife Eliza, also a journalist, was 5,000 kilometres away in Sydney with their small children. "I asked him what would have happened if it punctured the artery," Adam said. We've known people whose minor injuries became major ones because of inept medical treatment.
It's a common gripe amongst the spouses of correspondents, or as we're called in the expat world — 'trailing spouses' — that family holidays come second to the news. "Sorry madam," the librarian said. Follow our live blog for the latest election news and results.
The children of course didn't care about the crisis. Isla cried every time I left the room, suffering from the big teeth cutting through her gums and some separation anxiety. Tony Abbott lashes out at Christopher Pyne over leaked leadership, same-sex marriage comments. The very talented senior ENT surgeon Dr Ibay — known as Dougie to his friends because of his baby face — spent an hour chasing the bullet's path through his neck, worried that it was actually plugging the carotid artery. I usually get texts like "Babe — we've landed". The phone rang off the hook. "OK then, I won't worry about the murderous fanatics," I replied and rolled my eyes. The surgery started at 4:00am and by 6:00am the bullet had been removed. I asked. I was so relieved I could barely speak. But nothing came out. Adam was in the Philippines at the same time last year to cover President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Are you OK?
I tried to call him back but couldn't get through. I said out loud, blowing up. "I'm not going to end up in an orange jumpsuit.". Or "Hi — eating dinner. The hours rolled on. Both women are news junkies and mothers and avid Netflix fans. The worst is over now, he's alive, he's OK. We drove past the security guard dressed like a Canadian mounty in the Mardi Gras with his tight blue uniform, shiny navy blue hat with a gold badge and tassels. It was the first time I cried. "Oh. Eliza Harvey is an Australian journalist whose fast-paced career has taken her to global hotspots like Hobart, Karratha and East Perth. It felt weird and wonderful. 1,640 Followers, 734 Following, 74 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from eliza (@elizaharvey_) I could hardly hear him. I wasn't thrilled about it, to be honest. Nauseous. And that's how Australians deal with bad news — in a quiet, understated fashion. "Darling," she sighed. This byline is mine, but I want my name removed. I'm fine. Eliza's Reading Rodham, Geraldine's Watching Hamilton. Articles by Eliza Harvey (1) Eliza Harvey 27 Feb 2020 06:00 . Introducing Trends: visualize news in real-time and discover top authors or outlets. Back at the library in Sydney, I gave up on the application form and managed to get through to Adam. I'll call you back."
I hadn't heard her sound so serious since we found out my step-dad was terminally ill. "They'll get Adam and the team out, it'll be fine.". Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work. Adam's not big on chat when he's on the road. They're a grizzly bunch who usually end up killing their hostages. Eliza Harvey has more than a decade of experience in journalism. This byline is for a different person with the same name. Tune in once a week for half an hour of laughs and smart talk. We drove home and Adam called back. Geraldine is an accomplished ABC presenter, an enthusiastic caroller and avid composter who knows how to sort the petunias from the primulas. Abu Sayyaf captures Westerners for ransom. She’s been a household name for decades through her work on news and current affairs, most recently on Radio National’s Saturday Extra and ABC TV’s Compass, but she thinks that Long Distance Call could be her best chance at lasting fame. My three-year-old son Sean and I were at the local library in Sydney last week trying to get a membership. Sean likes to say goodbye when Adam calls and hang the phone up.
There was a winter jacket, despite Manila being a permanent 35 degrees Celsius, a nice dress, three pairs of socks, two pairs of underpants, more warm clothes for Isla, nappies, baby food, a couple of t-shirts, my runners and beach thongs. It felt weird to be back in Australia after almost two years in Indonesia, wearing winter coats and going to the beach. They’re fiercely competitive and haven’t dared play Scrabble together since it all went horribly wrong at Christmas 2014. At the beginning of the year, Adam and Eliza welcomed their son Sean. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), Bullet stopped 1cm from ABC correspondent's carotid artery, Hundreds held hostage by Islamic militants in Marawi as US forces join conflict, 'Four more years': ACT Labor begins historic sixth term in Government as Green vote surges, 'Tomorrow, we start': Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party wins New Zealand general election in landslide, Jacinda Ardern can no longer be dismissed as the millennial celebrity of modern politics, Brett Sutton responds to leaked email that shows he was looped in on hotel quarantine details, 'Something has gone wrong': Victoria and Feds at odds over New Zealand arrivals, Geelong through to AFL grand final after convincing win over Brisbane, Forget the past and ignore the future, Geelong's time is now, Penrith reach first NRL grand final since 2003 with thrilling win over South Sydney, Radio and TV host Basil Zempilas elected new Perth Lord Mayor, Nine arrested in France over beheading of teacher as Macron denounces 'Islamist terrorist attack', Paraglider killed in crash into the ocean on WA's rugged south coast, Victoria records just one new coronavirus case ahead of 'significant steps' out of lockdown, Why the 'poor Gladys, blinded by love' defence doesn't stack up, Record lap puts Cameron Waters into pole position after Bathurst shootout, The Brownlow Medal will look different this year — here's everything you need to know, Rare 2.5m, 400kg turtle washes up dead on Gold Coast beach, possibly after shark net tangle, Marawi had been captured by militants aligned to the Islamic State. I decided to get on a plane to Manila the next day with Isla. I was relieved to see Adam's colleague Geoff Thompson on 7.30 and knew that cameraman Phil Hemingway would be a huge comfort to Adam. And then he hung up. I wasn't sure if it was a vomit from the previous tummy bug or just my rush to get packed and get out the door.
But he sounded OK. Adam's sister Claire and I told each other that everything would be fine. "This is you, mate," Phil said and I suddenly felt overwhelmed. There were five men involved in this, including the Filipino fixer and driver, which meant five partners and more than 10 kids.