Richard Ackland is the publisher and editor of the law journals Justinian and Gazette of Law & Journalism.
He wrote the Clancy column for The National Times, On The Rialto for the Financial Review, columns on legal affairs for The Sydney Morning Herald and Guardian Australia, and Gadfly for The Saturday Paper.
For the ABC, he presented the Breakfast show and Late Night Live on Radio National and the weekly television program Media Watch. Along with Anne Connolly and Deborah Richards he was awarded the Gold Walkley for exposing commercial radio’s under-the-counter cash for comment arrangements. 
500 Words or thereabouts continues the irreverent tradition of the Gadfly column and is published every week – or thereabouts. 

500 WORDS or thereabouts … 
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