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In today’s era of climate change and geopolitical and social upheaval post the #MeToo movement, the sentiment around beauty pageants, such as the

" Journalism in the jaws of PR

When I started out in journalism about a half a century ago, press handouts were scanned for potential newsworthy items, then spiked.

" How to bag an arts grant: Professional creativity has become a privilege of the politicised ‘elite’

Create NSW, a state government agency that promotes the arts and culture, in the past three years has awarded more than $189 million

" A Keystone Cops revival, but nobody’s laughing

Whatever your thoughts on the Heard/Depp defamation trial, one thing is sure: it was an unedifying circus.

" Trouble in the stratasphere

How many times have you had the sneaking suspicion your strata scheme is not entirely above board? That the apartment renovations undertaken by

" The bizarre inequity of Australia’s refugee policies

Who hasn’t balked at the graphic imagery of bloodied, traumatised Ukrainian residents trapped under Russian bombardment and the ruins of their besieged cities?

" Down and out in the eyes of Big Brother

A friend was snapped recently by a NSW mobile phone traffic detection camera driving while holding her phone.