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The Get Up Mum live show played in Hobart March 17-19 – check HERE for info.
The plan is to tour the play around the local continent as soon as doable. 


Justin Heazlewood is the word wooing musician / author of Get Up Mum and Funemployed.
In 1980 he was shortlisted for the second prize. He lives in his head.
Get Up Mum radio series 
Funemployed radio series

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Author of Funemployed: Life as an Artist in Australia (2014) and Get Up Mum (2018). In 2020 Justin gave a witness statement for the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. He is an ambassador for Satellite Foundation who support young people caring for a mentally ill parent.
Ather growing up in Burnie, Tasmania he studied Professional Writing at University of Canberra (1999-2001). He was a journalist for the university magazine Curio which led to a regular opinion column Being Justin Heazlewood. The concept was pitched to Canberra streetpress BMA who published Justin’s opinion column StruthBeTold from 2002-2010. It was notable for Justin’s intimate and humorous musings on all aspects of life as a twenty-something in the new millennium. 
Moving to Melbourne in 2004, Justin became involved with Voiceworks (publishing writers under 25) as a regular contributor and member of the editorial committee. In 2007 he became a senior writer for Frankie penning regular columns until 2011 alongside Benjamin Law and Mia Timpano. His work has since been published in the Good Weekend, Smith Journal and The Big Issue. 
Justin began an ezine to a devoted mailing list in 2003 (LapTopping 2003-2012), primarily to promote the affairs of The Bedroom Philosopher. After a five year hiatus he rebooted the gazette in its current iteration under his own name:
Justin regularly features new writing on this site.
This year he acted out his life out in a one man theatre adaptation of Get Up Mum. It’s set to tour in 2022 and beyond.
He has previously performed as The Bedroom Philosopher after winning the ABC competition Heywire and scoring a regular songwriting segment on Triple J’s Morning Show in 2002. He has released several albums including the ARIA nominated Songs From The 86 Tram (2010) which won the Director’s Choice award at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2012 he self-published The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries which was endorsed by Neil Gaiman. 
photo: Kylie Carlson