Don’t ban Michael Jackson’s music – talk about the accusations

Michael Jackson performing with guitarist Slash in 1999. Volker Dornberge/EPA Many of New Zealand’s major commercial radio stations, and its public broadcaster, are no longer playing the music of Michael Jackson. This decision comes after the airing of the new documentary Leaving Neverland, in which two men,...

Join us at the 10th Anniversary of the Melbourne International Singers Festival in June

Play It Forward and Founding Artistic Director, Dr Jonathon Welch AM, invite you to the 10th Anniversary of the Melbourne International Singers Festival. BE CHALLENGED, INSPIRED & ENTERTAINED Now in its tenth year, Australia’s most exciting singers festival for all choirs, singing groups and...

Listen To Older Voices : Frank Foxcroft – Part 3

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...

Sunday essay: Nora Heysen, more than her father’s daughter

Nora Heysen, Self-portrait 1934 oil on canvas   43.1 x 36.3 cm. National Portrait Gallery,Canberra Purchased 1999 © Lou Klepac When Nora Heysen’s portrait of Madame Elink Schuurman was awarded the 1938 Archibald Prize, the Sydney Sun’s headline was Girl Makes History, Girl artist takes Archibald Prize. The story...

Listen To Older Voices : Frank Foxcroft – Part 2

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...

Sunday essay: it’s not funny to us – an Aboriginal perspective on political correctness and humour

Negative stereotyping shouldn't be the trigger for humour. Picture author provided I am from Queensland. Unfortunately, from personal experience I know racism well. An early recollection of this was at six years old, my first sporting event at a new school. I beat the local,...

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...

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...

Listen To Older Voices : Frank Foxcroft – Part 1

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...

Sunday essay: saints or monsters, pop culture’s limited view of nurses

Nurse Ratched in the 1975 film One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Cuckoo's Nest. Netflix is now producing a TV series built around this character, to star Sarah Paulson. Fantasy Films When health care workers make news that news is usually bad. Either staff are protesting the lack...