'While at first planned to be a fortnightly broadsheet dedicated to the craft and politics of the arts it became a three weekly quarto sized publication. The Critic advocated open discussion of arts organizations such as The Elizabethan Theatre Trust, The Perth Playhouse and the Festival of Perth. It campaigned for the preservation of heritage buildings like 'The Barracks', improved accoustic design for the Concert Hall, and the inclusion of domestic productions and exhibitions in the Festival. It ran regular reviews of performances, exhibitions, films, architecture and book reviews. Randolph Stow, Katherine Brisbane, Dorothy Hewitt, Patrick Hutchings and Phillip Parsons were among the contributors' (Information from Eugene Schlusser).