David Langsam's journalistic career began in hometown Melbourne, writing for the University of Melbourne paper Farrago and the leading rock music paper, Juke.
David's first full-time reporting job - like many others - was with the pre-Murdoch Leader Associated Newspapers learning the court crime and council beats, prior to a brief stint in country Victoria working for Numurkah Leader (and Laundrette), providing that publication with its first foray into Aboriginal Land Rights and local racism, before joining the pre-Murdoch Melbourne Sun as a sports sub-editor.
In 1983, David was employed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a news and current affairs reporter but had already created a considerable oeuvre of freelance writing for the music press, The National Times and the pre-Murdoch Australasian Post.
David was the first reporter on the scene at the 1986 Easter Thursday bombing of Russell Street Police Headquarters reporting at that time for the Fairfax-owned radio network, Macquarie National News, as its industrial relations editor.
David has written on everything Australian from politics and economics to travel and environment.
Laughter from commentators about Federal politicians claiming they thought their $250,000 gifted Rolex watches were "fakes" is no joke.
The Australian Aborigines want the remains of their ancestors, currently held in private British collections, to be sent back home.
The State Government loses $10 million, as they privatise the Grain Elevators Board.
Indigenous Australian law student, Robbie Thorpe, attempts to take Australia to the world court.
Prime Minister John Howard has been involved in secret talks to create a nuclear waste dump in Australia.