Issue 3, 2006


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

Michael Bennett has a background in environmental law and policy. He has worked at the Environmental Defender's Office, theDepartment ofthe 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.

Dr. John Bednall has been Head of two Australian independent schools and has worked in senior appointments in schools in the United States and Great Britain. He is an educational and social research consultant as well as accepting sessional lecturing assignments at Notre Dame and Curtin Universities. His major research interests are the effect of technology on core values in learning, partnerships between government and non-government sectors and the socialisation dynamic of gender in schools

Kathy Wake works at the non-profit migrant resource centre The Catholic Migrant Centre, representing asylum seekers and immigration detainees in respect of their applications for protection in Australia, and other disadvantaged migrants and refugees in respect of family reunion matters. She has a long association as a volunteer with the community legal centre C.A.S.E for Refugees where she is responsible for the Family Reunion Project.

Glen Kelly is the Chief Executive Officer of the South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council native title representative body.

Dr. Debra McDougall is an Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia.

John Hughes is a Sydney-based Australian writer, whose book The Idea of Home was the winner of the 2006 National Biography Award. He teaches at Sydney Grammar School, where he is Senior Master in English and Senior Librarian.

Richard J B  Bosworth is a Professor of modern history at the University of Western Australia. His most recent work is Mussolini's Italy for which he was awarded the NSW Premier's Prize.

Michael L  Ondaatje is currently completing a PhD in American history at the University of Western Australia.

Simon Thackrah is a former public servant and currently works as a lawyer for the Commonwealth.