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Unity in Diversity: Australian Communities Rally for Gaza Ceasefire, Sikh Leaders Voice Solidarity

In a remarkable display of solidarity, diverse cultural communities across Australia have rallied together, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, with a noteworthy stance...

How long can Vladimir Putin hold on to power?

Image: AAP/AP/Mikhail Klimentyev As the war in Ukraine drags on and sanctions start to bite, key questions are being asked. How long can President Vladimir...

Could Vladimir Putin be ousted over his Ukraine invasion?

Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin in a meeting in Moscow on March 21, 2022. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) As the Russian invasion...

Ukraine war: why Nato is refusing to enforce a no-fly zone

Russian strike aircraft have yet to play a major role in the war in Ukraine/ EPA-EFE/Maxim Shipenkov In the pre-war discussions between the US and Russia,...

Remembering the past, looking to the future: how the war in Ukraine is changing Europe

Image: Emilio Morenatti/AP/AAP Both sides in this war have plundered history. Vladimir Putin claims to be replaying the second world war by “denazifying” Ukraine, while his...

Ukraine’s military is outgunned but can still inflict a great deal of pain on Russian forces

Image: EPA-EFE/Sergey Kozlov Ukraine’s ramshackle military offered no resistance to the Crimean annexation in February 2014. Since then the poorly equipped but well-motivated Ukrainian Army has taken thousands...

Is international law powerless against Russian aggression in Ukraine? No, but it’s complicated

Image: Andrew Harnik/AP The world was treated to a grotesque spectacle this week. Russia, the current president of the UN Security Council, launched an invasion...

Grattan on Saturday: Faraway conflict feeds into Morrison’s national security pitch

Image: ALEKSEY NIKOLSKYI/AAP As Russia’s attack on Ukraine unfolds dramatically, Australia is in the choir stalls, not centre stage, when it comes to the West’s...

How Russia’s recognition of breakaway parts of Ukraine breached international law – and set the stage for invasion

Image: Vadim Ghirda/AP Before Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, it “recognised” two parts of eastern Ukraine as sovereign states: the so-called people’s republics of...

How will China handle the dual threats of COVID and political protests at the Winter Olympics?

Image: David J. Phillip/AP The Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics start on Friday – the first time in history the same city has hosted both...
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ASHLEY NAYLOR – GUITARIST FOR THE CHURCH, PAUL KELLY & THE ROCKWIZ ORKESTRA & SINGER/SONGWRITER/ GUITARIST WITH BELOVED MELBOURNE BAND EVEN – ANNOUNCES ANOTHER NEW PROJECT, MONTEREY HONEY, IN TANDEM...

AND SYDNEY DEBUT OF NAYLOR'S OTHER NEW BAND ASHLEY NAYLOR'S SPACESHIP, SET FOR APRIL Ashley Naylor - guitarist, songwriter and singer of beloved Melbourne band Even and guitarist for Paul Kelly, The Church,...

ALI’s Latest Release “Lonely” Strikes a Chord

In the realm of music, a profound power exists to transform moments of isolation into shared experiences, binding hearts across distances. Such is the...

Australian Rock of Ages: Number 3 – Mike Rudd

The Life and Time Stories of Australian Musicians, Performance Artists and those who commenced their their contributed to the Australian Music industry from the...

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.