What about Paul Collins? He is a good Aussie writer, 'Dragonlinks' was a good book, though I think he has written better.
"Obernewtyn" Ive been waiting for the next book for ages! I heard a rumour somewhere that the next book will be out in 2006 but I have no idea if its true....wait I just found something...Now apparently Isobelle Carmody went to this persons school and said that 'The Sending' should be out next year. YAY!
It looks like we have two great books to look forward to next year!!