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The Nationals are among the most politically pragmatic members of the Turnbull government The impatience of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce with some among the Liberals is palpable. The Nationals leader just wishes they’d SHUT UP about 18C and same-sex marriage. In his local pub people are not talking about these issues. Joyce wants the government to stick to basics,...
An International Women’s Day protest march in Sydney International Women’s Day has come and gone, leaving the annual short burst attention to “women’s issues” in its wake. So now is a good time to look at what emerged from it, and whether gender equity has stalled. Simone de Beauvoir famously said that women are the second sex, made and not...
White House press secretary Sean Spicer defends President Trump’s accusations against President Obama FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael S. Rogers have both testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that they do not have any information or evidence to support US President Donald Trump’s claims the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during...
People have camped in the long grass since colonisation. From this perspective, bans on the practice are a denial of Indigenous agency, culture and rights to country The number of people in Australia who are homeless is increasing. They lead lives that are often hidden – either hidden from view or hidden from recognition. Looking at the places they camp...
Nick Xenophon is again pushing for a ban on gambling ads during TV sport broadcasts The Turnbull government is reportedly considering banning the advertising of gambling during televised sporting broadcasts. This is not a new idea: Senator Nick Xenophon has long championed a ban, as have many who work with problem gamblers. It has been reported that more than one-in-six...

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He made his Australia wide stage debut at the age of 28 on televisions ‘Australia’s Got Talent,’...

Safe in the City? Girls tell it like it is

How does a city shape women’s feelings of safety? Pamela Salen, XYX Lab, Monash University 2017 When...

Why we signed the open letter from scientists supporting a total ban on nuclear weapons

The UN is debating a total ban on all nuclear weapons These are dangerous times. The Doomsday...

Recycling can be confusing, but it’s getting simpler

What you can recycle depends on where you live At first glance, Australians appear to be good...

Millions of Australian adults are unvaccinated and it’s increasing disease risk for all of us

Flu vaccination uptake rates are low in adults, including among those who work in health, aged...

Listen To Older Voices: Max Borchardt – Part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and...

What languages should children be learning to get ahead?

The languages children learn in school might not be the most useful for their future There are 7,099...

ZIG & ZAG

In my early 20's I was working on the reception desk of the Travelodge Hotel, when I...

How our species got smarter: through a rush of blood to the head

  Hominin skull casts (L-R) Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo ergaster, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis Anthropologists have been...

Decoding the music masterpieces: Bach’s The Art of Fugue

Carl Seffner’s 1908 statue of J.S. Bach in front of St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany In the...

 THE COLOURFUL  PONY AND THE DARK HORSE

American William Eggleston and Australian Bill Henson are two very different world-class photographic artists. Eggleston’s world is...

Trainspotting is explosive!

Trainspotting
There was much anticipation in the bar area at 45downstairs Theatre. As we entered past the ticket...

Cream Of The Crate – Various Artists: Live At The Station

This review was originally published in the Toorak Times in November 2012 in a series called Cream...

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He made his Australia wide stage debut at the age of 28 on televisions ‘Australia’s Got Talent,’...

Trainspotting is explosive!

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There was much anticipation in the bar area at 45downstairs Theatre. As we entered past the ticket...

Pink Flappy Bits

Flappaganza Like recurring thrush, feminist duo Pink Flappy Bits are back with their raucous comedy-cabaret - and their...

The passing of an era : The passing of Chuck Berry

The man who did so much to help form what we know as Rock 'n' Roll is...

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Errol Flynn; Peter Finch; ‘Chips’ Rafferty. These names generated great excitement in the Australia before television, computer...

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He made his Australia wide stage debut at the age of 28 on televisions ‘Australia’s Got Talent,’ performing as an Illusionist, Magician and Escape...

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Who in the world is there that can you can still trust? It seems like nobody is talking sense any more. Thankfully, amidst all this post-truth, post-Brexit, post-Trump hysteria, YOU know exactly what's going on. You're right. You're strong. You're beautiful. You can see through the madness. And the...
Trainspotting
There was much anticipation in the bar area at 45downstairs Theatre. As we entered past the ticket box gorgeous girls gave us glow sticks, I’m thinking wtf but within minutes the doof music self-explained to some degree for me, my son is a doofer haha, then an orange Trainspotting...
Rules for Living
The new play at Red Stitch is very modern, original and quite long - a two act show with each act at about 90 minutes, and add a decent interval, so pack your lunch and an overnight bag. (yes yes, I’m kidding) Though the theatre is in the grounds...

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Feminism my ass – “Chickout Checkoff”​

"amother sexcuse"​ to make hetero men feel superior an women to persuade n convince them otherwise 2 MENy stars Well its Victorian era "out-to-tellectureusalls" about...

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TURBANS OFF TO THANDO

Thando in full flight Hats off to Marketing Man and Producer, Ibrahim Mustafa . He has a fabulous line - up organised for 2017's Chapel...

Japandroids compare Sydney’s recent challenges to Vancouver, and share new album details

Japandroids :: Interview on Arvos with Darren Lesaguis (14.12.16) Three years since their last record, Japandroids returned in 2016 with new music, the promise of a...

Moses Sumney talks masculinity, vulnerability and the power of being emo

Ethereal, electric and expansive, Moses Sumney is an artist not to be ignored. After taking the rest of the world by storm at various festivals...

Meet our new FBi Radio Music Director, Amelia Jenner

Photo by Imogen Grist  We are extremely excited to introduce you to our brand new Music Director, Amelia Jenner. Amelia will be responsible for shaping the sound of FBi Radio...

Future Bass on Future Face – JV Schools Us on Gqom

h JV :: Guestmix for Future Face Future Bass Beat Slinger and electronic prodigy, JV dropped into last Thursday’s session of Future Face. Heavy with the...

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Track Premiere: Major Leagues ‘It Was Always You’

Major Leagues :: It Was Always You “It was always you, but all I can see now is blue.” Brissy four piece Major Leagues are back...

Phillip Adams BalletLab Temperance Hall

PABLtemperancehallMR-1.docx One of Australia’s leading dance companies, Phillip Adams BalletLab (PABL) is delighted to announce its first headquarters, Temperance Hall, 199 Napier...

Safe in the City? Girls tell it like it is

How does a city shape women’s feelings of safety? Pamela Salen, XYX Lab, Monash University 2017 When authorities decide that an area of the...

Why we signed the open letter from scientists supporting a total ban on nuclear...

The UN is debating a total ban on all nuclear weapons These are dangerous times. The Doomsday Clock sits at just two and a...

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