Issue 4, January 2007

David Ritter is an Editor of The New Critic, a lawyer and an historian at the University of Western Australia.

Gillian Cowlishaw is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Technology of Sydney and one of Australia’s leading ethnographers of Aboriginal society. She has been conducting field work for more than thirty years and is the author of a number of important books, including ‘Blackfellas, Whitefellas’ and ‘The Hidden Injuries of Race’.

Jo Pickup is a designer and artist living in Perth, Western Australia. For the past 3 years she has run a self titled fashion label which translates her artwork into wearable clothing and accessory pieces through the process of silk screen printing. She is currently completing her Honours in Fine Arts while working on her clothing label and art practice.

Laksiri Jayasuriya is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Western Australia and has held a variety of academic and public appointments in the UK, USA, Australia and Sri Lanka. In Australia he has been involved in a range of community activities in the field of social policy, welfare and ethnic affairs.

Michael Bennett has a background in environmental law and policy. He has worked at the Environmental Defender's Office, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Premier's Office. He is currently working as a research officer with the Greens Members of the Western Australian Legislative Council.

Louise McLeod is a student in arts and law at the University of Western Australia.

Heather Millar is an legal articled clerk at Freehills in Perth.

Alison Jaquet is a postgraduate student in the discipline of English and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia.

Kate Pedersen is an Articled Clerk at the State Solicitor’s Office.

Martin McKenzie-Murray completed his Honours thesis on the New Journalism in 2005, and is currently studying a graduate diploma in Political Science at the University of Western Australia.