Writer, reporter and investigator specialising in:
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A feature analysing the varying degrees of copyright quibbles that exist around fan-created works inspired by licensed properties such as "Harry Potter" and "The Vampire Chronicles".
A profile of Australian stage and screen actor Dan Spielman.
A feature profiling rising Australian-born theatre actress Alexis Fishman.
It is natural for humans to admire and wish to emulate the beautiful, the successful, the wealthy. But is contemporary society’s obsession with celebrity culture out of control?
Margie Fischer’s solo show The Dead Ones was inspired by the experience of packing up her childhood home after her mother’s death.
Fifty years after the assassination of US Presdient John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the AJN takes a look back.
Each year, the Board of Education selects some of the finest HSC major works for public exhibition. Here are five of those talented students.
While a law degree is a rewarding experience, it's no walk in the park: there is a certain amount of work required. You may find yourself wanting to throw in the law school towel one week, and be as excitable as a toddler full of red fizzy drink the next.
We all want the very best for our children. Through conversations with thousands of parents, we know that the majority are prepared to make financial sacrifices for their child's education. The price of school fees, textbooks and other equipment can be expensive, so it's worthwhile looking into the various rebates and other payments available which may assist with the cost of your child's schooling.
Sydney’s Jewish schools are welcoming 2014 with a host of new initiatives, new infrastructure and new ideas.
"This award will help graduates differentiate themselves to employers." With the job market in a constant state of evolution, Deakin University is working in collaboration with industry partners and professional bodies to ensure its graduates are well-prepared for the job hunt and have the ability to promote their employability.
A round-up of the new initiatives at Sydney's schools which will kick off in 2013.
A profile of some of the high achievers of the 2013 HSC.
The Australian economy is part of global trend that has seen an increasing emphasis placed on technological innovation and the rise of start-up culture. As the economy changes, so too does the world of commercial law, and this has prompted Deakin Law School (DLS) to establish two pro-bono law clinics in the heart of Melbourne's legal district in the CBD.
The SULS Careers Guide is the blueprint to your career. Numerous organisations from a range of sectors related to law are surveyed: government bodies, domestic and international law firms, courts and corporate advisory.
Business and Media
Exclusive: The heads began to roll at News Limited a day after CEO Kim Williams' announced a mass restructure. Said one senior source: "The bloodletting has begun this morning and quite ferociously."
Exclusive: Fairfax Media's controversial switch from broadsheet to tabloid format may come months earlier than announced.
Exclusive: Former News Limited boss John Hartigan's analysis of the state of the media and advertising industries.
Exclusive: Experts and commentators in the brand management and advertising fields weigh in on the potential impact of the then-undecided High Court case about the plain packaging of tobacco products.
An Australian edition of 'Elle' Magazine has been confirmed for launch in 2013.
As Fairfax Media and News Limited restructure amid falling advertising revenue and circulation, industry analysts have argued newspapers will survive, with the major issue of contention being the price of ad space.
The debate over government subsidisation of newspaper reignited when MPs called for it to be introduced to fund journalism.
Fairfax is advertising new roles internally as its voluntary redundancy scheme opens as part of the media company's wide-scale restructure.
Exclusive: News Limited's director of sales Tony Kendall warns Fairfax Media is endangering its future by ignoring its print products.
Popular Culture, Celebrity and Entertainment
A feature profiling some some of the television industry's most prolific Jewish talents. Written to celebrate the UN's World Television Day.
New year, new films. A preview of some January releases.
A profile of singer-songwriters Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier.
A profile of Australian actress Natalie Natalie Eleftheriadis.
A profile of 'Sea Patrol' actor Nikolai Nikolaeff.
With film festivals a dime a dozen these days, it's rare that any stand out from the rest of the herd. But Focus on Ability, raising community awareness about people living with disabilities, certainly does.
A review of the Kevin Costner film 'The New Daughter'.
Love them or hate them, boy bands played a big part in defining music and culture in the 1990s. Here are some of the heavy-hitters.
A list of five albums from big-name music acts which, despite high expectations, tanked.
An interview with MoMA’s Jenny He, about working with Tim Burton and what we can expect from the exhibition at Melbourne’s ACMI.
Ah, band names. They truly can reach the height of ridiculousness! But for every Toad the Wet Sprocket and Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, there are bands that go down a far more sensible route.
A list of five celebrity weddings, notable for their extravagance. Written for entertainment website Behind the Talent.
An report of the print circulation results for the quarter written for Australia's newsagency trade journal. Co-written with the editor.
An annual report into the lotteries sector written for the industry yearbook of Australia's newsagency trade journal.
An annual round-up of newsagency marketing groups written for the industry yearbook of Australia's newsagency trade journal.
An annual report into print circulation written for the industry yearbook of Australia's newsagency trade journal. Co-written with the editor.
A report on the winners of the 2011 Newsagents of the Year awards for Australia's newsagency trade journal. Co-written with the editor.
Public protest about the Rudd Government's proposed mandatory internet filter intensified with the launch of the Great Australian Internet Blackout movement.
From typewriters to boomboxes, five gadgets from the analogue age seeing a second wind due to a mixture of nostalgia and the hipster movement.
An op-ed piece about the proposed mandatory internet filter of the Rudd era.
Want to take better photos on your travels? Try these three easy photo challenges. Written for Switched on Media and Stocklands.
Sadly, half the battle of travelling often has to do with money. The first thing, of course, is making sure you have the money for the holiday you want to have, and not just including your airfares.
DO you have an old guitar at home, sitting in the cupboard gathering dust? Volunteer music teacher Philip Feinstein would be most grateful if you’d donate it to the refugees he teaches at Villawood Detention Centre.
Turning 30 is often considered a milestone, but few are celebrating it like Bolivian-born Adam Brisson, who will swim 30 kilometres to raise $30,000 for the La Paz orphanage he was adopted from as a baby.
The Bondi BLYMP music festival celebrate and discovers young musical talent and is one of the few under-18s music events on offer in Sydney.
A beauty pageant like no other, the annual Mr Bondi contest searches for the ultimate Bondi Boy.
Property and Real Estate
Five legal requirements and obligations renters need to be aware of before they commit to a rental agreement.
Five legal requirements to keep in mind when you are looking to buy or rent a home or apartment. Written for Switched on Media and Stocklands.