Grattan on Friday: Bishop’s boots were made for walking

Though anticipated, Bishop’s departure is another blow for the woman-poor Liberal party. Sam Mooy/AAP As a parliament that will be unmourned winds down to the election, this fortnight has been the season for goodbyes from those departing (voluntarily). The most dramatic was Thursday’s announcement by Julie Bishop that she isn’t running again. Bishop’s claim she’d reconsidered her plans on the basis she...

Explainer: how does a vasectomy work and can it be reversed?

Men who don’t want any more kids will often choose to have a vasectomy. From shutterstock.com Some men may shudder at the thought of “the snip”. But vasectomies are a safe and effective form of contraception for men who have completed their family, or don’t wish to have children. Medicare data shows more than 25,000 Australian men have had a vasectomy in the...

Koorie Heritage Trust – new exhibition Undercurrent by Peta Clancy

Undercurrent 1, from the series Undercurrent
Massacre sites across Australia lie silenced and hidden from public knowledge on colonised lands. During a 12-month residency at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Peta Clancy collaborated with the Dja Dja Wurrung community (Bendigo region of Central Victoria) to research, develop and create a major series of large format landscape photographs exploring frontier violence and massacre sites on Dja Dja Wurrung...

Ego Jacket

A persona that functions like a bulletproof vest. A disguise to conceal the truth. By the age of 25 Phillip had lost 60 kilos, come out, had abdominoplasty, dealt with heartbreak and staged two shows about it, so you could say that all his troubles are behind him ...right? With an upbeat attitude Phil prepares to stage a rock show...

Book review: The Stars in the Night by Clare Rhoden

About The Stars in the Night Harry Fletcher is a confident young man. Harry’s sure that he will marry Nora MacTiernan, no matter what their families say. He’s certain that he will always be there to protect Eddie, the boy his father saved from the gutters of Port Adelaide. Only the War to End All Wars might get in the way of...

Everyone can be an effective advocate for vaccination: here’s how

Listening to people’s concerns is important when talking to someone who is hesitant about vaccination. From shutterstock.com The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named vaccine hesitancy as one of their top 10 threats to global health for 2019. Last week, the wife of an NRL footballer made national headlines after posting on Instagram that the couple did not plan to vaccinate their children. Indeed, there’s rarely...

From refugees to social media to pill testing, church signs are getting political

Billboard outside St Andrew’s Presbyterian, Murwillumbah, NSW 2018. Louise Moana Kolff, Author provided In recent times, church signs have become a stage for political commentary. In an age where most of our public debates happen digitally, and where welcoming public spaces for discussions are in decline, these signs provide an unexpected avenue for expression. Such signs were originally designed to make it easy...

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Jay Pharoah | Saturday Night Live Star Announces Debut Australian Shows In Sydney and Melbourne This May!

Frontier Comedy is thrilled to announce the debut Australian tour for Saturday Night Live alumni, stand-up comedian, actor, rapper and impressionist Jay Pharoah. Pharoah will perform two shows at Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May  as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival, followed by two shows at Melbourne’s only dedicated comedy venue The Comic’s Lounge...

The Importance of Quality Perth Packaging Materials

If there is one thing about packing services, Perth professionals cannot do without, it is quality packing materials. While many items may appear robust when they are inside your home, when you add moving them to another location into the equation, they can immediately seem more vulnerable to damage. From vinyl records, decorative items and glassware to televisions and...