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Battered by 9 years of Coalition government, the ABC now has a hard road of repair ahead

Image: Joel Carrett/AAP The Liberal-National Coalition government has been defeated, but the legacy of its nine-year onslaught on the ABC remains. That onslaught consisted of relentless...

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...

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...

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...

View from The Hill: Peter Dutton faces his own ‘long march’

Image: Jono Searle/AAP A few weeks ago Peter Dutton would have been contemplating, in the event of the Morrison government’s likely defeat, contesting the Liberal...

Grattan on Saturday: Stellar first week for Anthony Albanese but tough months ahead

Image: Lukas Coch/AAP Anthony Albanese had expected the election might be a week earlier than it was, because last Saturday would bump up against Tuesday’s...

How well off you are depends on who you are. Comparing the lives of Australia’s Millennials, Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers

Image: Shutterstock Most Australian voters are either Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964), Generation Xers (1965 to 1980) or Millennials (1981 to 1996). And at one...

Grattan on Saturday: ‘Gotcha’ questions are ugly journalism but hazards for leaders

Image: Lukas Coch/AAP The public don’t have much regard for journalists and many people will be critical of the “gotcha” questioning that found Anthony Albanese...
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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.