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Ross Mueller

Freelance writer

Scott Morrison's celebrity obsession is running wild

Scott Morrison's celebrity obsession is running wild

Scott Morrison has made a number of high-profile captain's calls — most of which appear to be his favourite celebs.

Life on Newstart means living your whole life behind the eight-ball

Life on Newstart means living your whole life behind the eight-ball

Being on Newstart doesn't just mean poverty. It can also mean losing the opportunities to ever escape it.

Bemoaning Cursed Child's awards snub misses the point

Bemoaning Cursed Child's awards snub misses the point

This year's Helpmann Awards controversially snubbed blockbuster theatre production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. But is that such a bad thing?

Adapt or disappear: what is the future of Australian theatre?

Adapt or disappear: what is the future of Australian theatre?

Our main stages are increasingly packed with adapted works, and the peak body for playwrights is mired in redundancy and review. Is there still a place for original storytelling?

The bad optics of pollie pay rises amidst so many broken promises

The bad optics of pollie pay rises amidst so many broken promises

The problem with Australian pollie pay rises is not the dollars, it's the sense.