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Grattan on Saturday: Scott Morrison’s ministerial team looks far from match-fit

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Image: Lukas Coch/AAP It sounded a touch desperate – Prime Minister Scott Morrison imploring backpackers to “come on down” to Australia, as the Omicron crisis escalated. “Enjoy a holiday here”, said the one-time managing director of Tourism Australia, and “at the same time join our workforce and help us”. The backpacker flow is slow, so there’ll be a $3 million advertising...

From fear to connection, dynamic MENTAL exhibition explores a colourful spectrum of experiences

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from fear to connection, dynamic mental exhibition explores a colourful spectrum of experiences
Wheel by Hiromi Tango and Dr Emma Burrows (2021) Science Gallery/Alan Weedon Review: MENTAL: Head Inside, curated by Tilly Boleyn. After three false starts due to lockdown, the Science Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, MENTAL: Head Inside, is opening at its new space in Carlton. The gallery is one node in a global network of youth-focused spaces that playfully kicks down the walls between art and...

What a disaster: federal government slashes COVID payment when people need it most

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what a disaster: federal government slashes covid payment when people need it most
Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP With Australia’s official COVID-19 infection numbers topping 100,000 a day, the federal government has slashed its last remaining pandemic support payment. The decision is ill-timed, irresponsible and heartless. It is stripping away support for those most affected by the pandemic at the time they need it most. It will place those in low paid and precarious work in further...

63.5% of Australia’s performing artists reported worsening mental health during COVID

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63.5% of australia’s performing artists reported worsening mental health during covid
Image: Hailey Kean/Unsplash 92% of performing artists experienced significant changes to their work during early stages of the pandemic – and at least half experienced depression. These shocking figures comes from new research talking to hundreds of performing artists from across Australia. The impact of COVID-19 was particularly devastating for performing artists because their artistic practice is highly ingrained in their identity. The disruption to...

The republic debate is back (again) but we need more than a model to capture Australians’ imagination

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the republic debate is back (again) but we need more than a model to capture australians’ imagination
Image: Chris Jackson/AP/AAP The Australian Republic Movement has just released their preferred model for a republic. It would see Australia’s parliaments nominate candidates for head of state, who would be put to a popular vote of all Australian voters. The head of state’s term would be for five years. For the past two decades, the Australian Republic Movement has not had a position on...

No, chivalry is not dead – but it’s about time it was

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no, chivalry is not dead – but it’s about time it was
Image: Shutterstock It is customary in many Western cultures for men to offer a range of special courtesies to women. This includes paying on dates, carrying heavy objects, pulling out chairs, opening doors, and allowing women to go first, even when the man was there first. Despite being generally seen as polite and even romantic, these acts of chivalry – where...

Sportswashing: how mining and energy companies sponsor your favourite sports to help clean up their image

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sportswashing: how mining and energy companies sponsor your favourite sports to help clean up their image
AAP Image/Darren England Fossil fuel and carbon-intensive industries have an image problem. As awareness of their environmental impact grows, energy and mining companies in particular are desperate to maintain control over spiralling levels of public esteem. For decades, greenwashing has been a go-to tactic for companies seeking to mask their damaging effects on natural environments, and governments across the world have...

Latest isolation rules for critical workers gets the balance right. But that’s not the end of the story

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latest isolation rules for critical workers gets the balance right. but that’s not the end of the story
Image: Albert Perez/AAP Thousands more essential workers will be allowed back to work rather than having to self-isolate for seven days, under new rules agreed by national cabinet. High-risk close contacts – those living with someone who has COVID-19 – must have a negative rapid antigen test on day one, have no symptoms and must stick to certain rules. These include wearing a mask at work,...

Why Novak Djokovic lost his fight to stay in Australia – and why it sets a concerning precedent

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why novak djokovic lost his fight to stay in australia – and why it sets a concerning precedent
Image: James Ross/AAP Many sports stars are, rightly or wrongly, held up as role models. In the case of Novak Djokovic, we have a set of powerful factors at play. On one side is a tennis superstar who is unvaccinated and has raised concerns about receiving the vaccination. On the other side is a government which believes Djokovic’s presence in Australia...

Listen To Older Voices: Kate Kennedy – Part 3

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listen to older voices: kate kennedy – part 1
  Welcome to the 3rd and final Part of the Life and Times of Kate Kennedy. When Kate was interviewed in 2013 she was 88 years of age. Sadly, late in 2021 Kate passed away at the age of 96, leaving behind her family and friends who have retained not just memories of her, but her stories. So it is, we...