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Alana Schetzer

Freelance journalist

Alana is a freelance journalist, academic and travel writer.

The glaring flaws of gig economy ratings

The glaring flaws of gig economy ratings

In a manipulated market of 'good behaviour', what does a five-star rating really mean?

The Heart Foundation's (accidental) public health win

The Heart Foundation's (accidental) public health win

Controversy is a tried and true way to run an ad campaign landing a public health message in the mainstream.

Are sponsored ‘influencer’ ads the new cash-for-comment?

Are sponsored ‘influencer’ ads the new cash-for-comment?

The rise of Instagram "influencers" poses new problems for advertising regulators.

How many candidates will we lose between now and election day?

How many candidates will we lose between now and election day?

With the political body count already rising, surely it's time for change to our parties' broken vetting processes.

Why the Australian Grand Prix just isn't a winner

Why the Australian Grand Prix just isn't a winner

The event is hotly debated every year, and every year the government of the day defends it. What do the numbers tell us?

How the early voting boom is dramatically changing Australian elections

How the early voting boom is dramatically changing Australian elections

With huge numbers of people opting for pre-poll votes, election campaigns are growing bigger, messier, and more expensive. Is it worth the trade-off?

Matthew Guy is listening to the needs of all Victorians (he hasn't already blocked)

Matthew Guy is listening to the needs of all Victorians (he hasn't already blocked)

The Victorian Liberal leader has a bad reputation of blocking people on social media. It may be satisfying at the time, but it raises some important broader questions.

Clive Palmer: comeback king or stunt man?

Clive Palmer: comeback king or stunt man?

Palmer's new Trump-like campaign appears to capitalise on political disenfranchisement. Will it succeed?

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

There are many reasons voters have backed micro-party candidates at the federal level. But will these hold up at the state level?