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Virtual child sexual abuse material depicts fictitious children – but can be used to disguise real abuse

Child sexual abuse material (previously known as child pornography) can be a confronting and uncomfortable topic. Child sexual abuse material specifically refers to the possession,...

Grattan on Saturday: If the Albanese government did what really needs to be done, it would be a very big target

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP Usually the speeches of treasury secretaries are relatively bland, echoes of their political masters. But an address this week from Steven Kennedy...

Need to renew your passport? The weird history of Australian passports explains how they got so expensive

Image: Shutterstock Now borders are open, Australians are applying for and renewing passports in droves. Wait times have doubled. The cost of the Australian biometric passport and the rigour...

Only 3 weeks left until “Elvis” premieres at the Astor Theatre

Double Feature Australian Premiere of Elvis by Baz Luhrmann and The Fix with Johann Hari Live It is just under 3 weeks until the double feature screening of the new blockbuster movie...

Young Australian voters helped swing the election – and could do it again next time

Greens supporters celebrate on election night. James Ross/AAP The 2022 federal election saw a significant move away from the two major parties, with a host of independent and...

View from The Hill: Ten women in shadow cabinet, and Nationals grab trade job

Image: Russell Freeman/AAP Angus Taylor will take the key shadow treasury post in a 24-member shadow cabinet containing 10 women and six Nationals. The lineup was...

50 years after ‘Napalm Girl,’ myths distort the reality behind a horrific photo of the Vietnam War and exaggerate its impact

Terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, near Trang Bang, Vietnam, after a South Vietnamese plane on June 8, 1972, accidentally dropped its flaming...

What would King Charles mean for the monarchy, Australia and the republican movement?

Image: Chris Jackson/AAP This week’s Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign over “the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and...

Grattan on Saturday: Albanese government mugged by gas crisis as it faces challenge of managing expectations

Tony Burke reads a poem aloud every day and has a piano lesson once a week. The new minister for employment and workplace relations, as...

Will News Corp change its approach after Labor’s election win? Not if the US example is anything to go by

Sky News in the week following the election result In 1953, the Communist East German regime quashed a widespread uprising and afterwards admonished the protesters,...
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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.