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Have you heard of the Marsden Fund? No! Well it is a fund of about $38 Million of public funds administered by the Royal Society.

So what, you say.

Well they have just awarded grants and  a fair chunk of the grants were awarded to members of the judging panel.

Pigs, snouts, trough anyone.

For example;

One panelist, award-winning lesbian novelist Annamarie Jagose, won close to $500,000 for a new cultural history of sex that will include research into "the hustler, the modern orgasm" and "the sexual culture of Auckland".


The extended mind in early modern England, to be studied by panellist Professor EB Tribble at a cost of $455,000.

Waste anyone? 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.