In his column today in the SMH, Peter Parr informs his readers that Sydneysider Stephen Kerr has earned his first ever GM norm in correspondence chess. Mr Kerr, presently an IM (corro), continues the long tradition of fine Australian performances in Corro chess. For the uneducated it was, of course, an Aussie who held the inaugural World Correspondence Chess Champion title: one C.J.S Purdy.
Mr Kerr is a former Australian (1979) and British Junior Champion in OTB play.
Peter Parr's column cannot seem to be accessed via the SMH site. However, he does upload his weekly entries on his own website here.