By its very definition current affairs are exactly that – current.
News and events unfold around us, often with such complexity that most people struggle to visualise their relevance or implications in anything other than a short-term perspective. A good current affairs writer can take the actions of politicians, leaders and other prominent individuals and translate them into an understandable format, adding their insightfulness and perception skills to enhance, but not distort, the events.
This category also covers political commentators or pundits who can express a coherent and informed opinion on the major debates and policies of our elected governments. Your knowledge of that arena and your skills at expressing new and proposed legislation is of interest to our readers.