Australians vote overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Melbourne celebrate the Yes result. David Crosling/AAP Australia should have same-sex marriage legalised by Christmas after an overwhelming 61.6% “yes” vote in the voluntary postal ballot, to 38.4% for the “no” side. After the decisive result, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

What economics has to say about same-sex marriage

If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted. David Crosling/AAP Love and companionship make most people happy and generally represent two of the key reasons why couples marry. In the economists’ view, love and companionship...

Marriage Equality – Why a YES vote is important

An Editorial Now the papers for the non-binding vote on marriage equality have started to be delivered and with them, comes a very important decision. Do you vote YES to the right of people to marry regardless of gender, or do you vote NO to maintain...

Marriage vote : how advocacy ads exploit our emotions in divisive debates

The ‘Yes’ campaign’s first ad focused on the evidential flaws with the ‘No’ campaign’s ads. The same-sex marriage debate in Australia was always bound to be divisive and emotive. And as a public vote on whether it should be legalised nears, the role of...

Queen’s Birthday Street Party – St Kilda

Queen's Birthday in Fitzroy Street
THIS SUNDAY 11 June 2017 all eyes will be on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda .... and this time, for all the right reasons! The Gatwick is now vacant and preparations for The Block 2018 are well underway, and no better time to celebrate than this...

Midsumma Festival

Midsumma
The first quarter of the year has slipped by so quickly. All at Midsumma are excited to have now launched applications for our Midsumma Futures mentoring program. Help us spread the word amongst early career artists and culture-makers about this eight-month program of support.  We...