is the recipient of the Centenary Medal for his contribution to the Arts and Society in Australia. He has received the Australian Writers Guild award for Best Stage play or Best Screenplay on nine occasions. When The Rain Stops Falling, premiered at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts in 2008 and was subsequently produced by the Sydney Theatre Company, the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Almeida Theatre in London in 2009. Other works for the stage include Holy Day (2001), Who's Afraid of the Working Class (1999), Scenes from a Separation (1998) and Speaking in Tongues (1996) which was recently revived on the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre and was seen at the Roundabout Theatre in NewYork in 2001. His most recent film, Blessed, received the award for Best Screenplay at the San Sebastian Film Festival. His other feature film credits include Edge of Darkness (2010), The Book of Revelation (2006), Lantana (2001), Head OnStrictly Ballroom (1992).