Canberra Review have a stunning puff piece shameful even by their own dire standards.
In a “Review Profile” lacking a byline we are treated to an arts profile on one Richard Mulcahy MLA. One can only wonder if Mr. Mulcahy’s close friendship with the Canberra Review proprietor Michael Hawke had anything to do with it.
The “Profile” is notable for the clench-jawed photograph of Mr. Mulchahy in front of an impressionist painting of Canberra. While supposedly about the shadow Minister for Arts, the belt-driven profile quickly diverts to Mr. Mulchay’s work on the Public Accounts Committee and his enjoyment of a night at the movies.
But hidden down the bottom is a strange question asking what he’d like to do with the redevelopment of what normal people still call Civic.
If you had the opportunity to re-develop Canberraâ€™s city centre, what would be the one major thing you would do?
Scrap pedestrian malls as I do not think that they have worked anywhere that I have visited.
Now we know.
UPDATED: Jorian Gardner form the Canberra Review has been in touch to point out that the “Profile” is a regular feature with the same questions each week.