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Mateship might sound blokey, but our research shows women value it more highly than men

  Image: Shutterstock Mateship is an intrinsic part of Australian society, routinely discussed as an important national value. In 1999, Prime Minister John Howard even...

We studied 100 years of Australian fatherhood. Here’s how today’s dads differ from their grandfathers

      Author Kate Murphy’s grandfather, Geoff Murphy, posing with children Pete, Lynne and Mick in 1955. Author provided, Author provided Today’s Australian fathers are believed to...

Yeah, nah: Aussie slang hasn’t carked it, but we do want to know more about it

  Wes Mountain/The Conversation Writer C.R Read cautioned in 1853 “that Englishmen going to the Australian digging should search their souls and ask themselves ‘if they can...

For now, the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead. But at what cost?

 Picture: Koji Sasahara/AP/AAP With COVID-19 still running rampant in many parts of the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has prepared “playbooks” for the Tokyo...

Millennials are not the only ‘burnout generation’ (just ask the rest of us)

 Picture: Shuttlestock In her new book, Can’t Even, American journalist Anne Helen Peterson writes of how Millennials have become “the burnout generation”. feeling that you’ve hit...

Will Victoria be the first place in the world to fully decriminalise sex work?

Picture: Shuttlestock The Victorian government has just received a landmark review into the state’s sex work laws. This is the first large-scale review of Victorian...

‘Ageing in neighbourhood’: what seniors want instead of retirement villages and how to achieve it

Seniors show pictures of what age-friendly homes and neighbourhoods mean to them. Photograph credit: C Osborne.,  Author provided (No reuse) The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp...

Online sex parties and virtual reality porn: can sex in isolation be as fulfilling as real life?

Picture: Shuttlestock The public health response to COVID-19 has placed unprecedented limits on social contact. Many people may go without physical sexual intimacy for an extended (and...

Is cruising still safe? Will I be insured? What you need to know about travelling during the coronavirus crisis

Picture: DANIEL DAL ZENNARO/EPA The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has now reached more than 80,000 recorded cases, largely concentrated in China, with a death toll over 2,700 and...

White, male and straight – how 30 years of Australia Day speeches leave most Australians out

Scott Morrison emphasised national unity in his Australia Day address last year, but this is not the message that everyone wants to hear. Facebook Last year...
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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...

DLG. teams up with Healy to deliver his synonymous chill pop sound in “NO SLACK”

In the dynamic realm of music, collaboration often sparks innovation and creativity. DLG., the burgeoning talent hailing from the vibrant music scene of Los...

PIRRAMIMMA IRONSTONE Old Bush Vine GRENACHE 2016 – $28.00 (original price)

I opened my last bottle of this stunning wine over the New year break and found it had matured and changed considerably since my...

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.