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Assessing the national mood has become much more difficult, but the media have continued reporting them as though nothing has changed.  Wes Mountain CC BY-ND Two big media-related issues have emerged from the federal election: how opinion polls are reported and...
Corals at Scott Reef in 2012, and at the same site during the 2016 mass bleaching. James Gilmour/AIMS Diving on the remote coral reefs in the north of Western Australia during the world’s worst bleaching event in 2016, the...
What comes to your mind when you hear the word fashion? Of course something related to style and something cool, trendy and sleek. However, what is the key elements when it comes to the topic of fashion? We all know...
7:30pm - guests Sammy Owen Trio + Ian collard ERIC STECKEL is bringing his signature blend of Bluesmetal from California USA for his Only Melbourne Show at MEMO in May! A Guitar Prodigy at just 27 years old with 11 albums...
Australian artist, writer and filmmaker Shaun Tan's award-winning picture book, The Red Tree, will be brought to life on stage in a new musical theatre work at Arts Centre Melbourne from 3 - 4 August, 2019. The much loved darkly beautiful book is the work of...
TITLE: FOCUS ARTIST: BONKA FEAT BIANCA OUT NOW! LABEL: MR WHITE AUSSIE ARTIST #4 ARIA CLUB CHART (WEEK 3) https://www.ariacharts.com.au/charts/club-tracks-chart Now playing on: 897FM (Perth), Collective Noun (SCA National), The Party Life – Raw FM (Sydney), Fusion Radio, iHeartDance Radio, Joy 94.9 (Melbourne), KIIS FM –...
Friday 21 June – Sunday 30 June The St Kilda Film Festival has revealed an action-packed ten-day event program for its 36th edition. Proudly produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival is Australia's largest and longest running publicly owned short film festival, this year running...
Metro Tunnel Creative Program Reconciliation Week Aboriginal Walks Metro Tunnel Creative Program Reconciliation Week walk along the Birrarung Marr (the Yarra River). Co-presented with the Koorie Heritage Trust as will give participants the opportunity to learn how the land on which Melbourne...
This year we are delighted to have received Creative Partnerships Australia's Plus1 program support and for each $1 we raise it will be matched up to $25,000. This is a rare opportunity for Linden, and we are delighted to say we...
New duo Brain Romance reveals intimate live video for 'Honest Words'  "'Honest Words' is an immediately arresting refrain and one that is sure to set the tone for what's to come from this long-awaited dream partnership." – The Au Review Hot off the...

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FEDERAL ELECTION 2019

Outrage, polls and bias: 2019 federal election showed Australian media need...

Assessing the national mood has become much more difficult, but the media have continued reporting them as though nothing has changed.  Wes Mountain CC BY-ND Two...

View from The Hill: Should Labor jump to new generation leader...

Morrison gains immense authority from this victory. Craig Golding/AAP Scott Morrison’s spectacular win, against all expectations, is attributable to a potent mix of his...

Australia has spoken – but does it make any sense?

Three more years of more of the same - as promised by the coalition The result is in and it was not what any reasonable...

Final poll wrap: Race tightens in Ipsos and Dutton just ahead...

The election campaign has finally come to an end, with Australians heading to the polls today. AAP/Bianca de Marchi/Tracey Nearmy The federal election is...

Cutting penalty rates was supposed to create jobs. It hasn’t, and...

Using a variety of statistical analyses, the authors have found no evidence of more employment in hospitality and retail because of reduced penalty...
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LISTEN TO OLDER VOICES

Listen To Older Voices : Stan Azzopardi – 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...

Listen To Older Voices : Stan Azzopardi – 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...

CREAM OF THE CRATE

Cream Of The Crate: Johnny O’Keefe – 20th Anniversary Album

 “You can boo me and you can make fun of me, but you all paid your money to see me because you love me”...
Let's Rock With Col Joye - LP Cover

Cream of The Crate : Col Joye – Let’s Rock with Col Joye

"Col Joye and the Joy Boys stood along Johnny O'Keefe as the first stars of Australian rock. It took the Beatles to end their...

Cream Of The Crate: Billy Thorpe – Time Traveller

 "Pick Me Up, and Play Me Loud"  Cream of The Crate Collection – This review originally appeared in the Toorak Times in a series called Cream...

Cream of The Crate: Spectrum/Murtceps – Red*Orange*Yellow*Green*Blue*Indigo*Violet [ROYGBIV]

 This was the first Australian album I reviewed in a series called Cream Of The Crate. The albums examined in this on-going series of retro-reviews...

Cream of The Crate: Lynne Randell – Ciao Baby

"I guess I’m just about one of the luckiest girls in the whole world. You see, I am only 17, I’ve had a hit...

RSS Frank Howson

  • ERROL FLYNN May 21, 2019
    Born with damn near nothing Except your dreams to keep you warm You live inside a movie To hide you from the storm Beautiful and reckless You keep waiting for Hollywood to call You’ll hate me when I leave you … Continue reading →
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TAPZ drops video for new single ‘Juice’

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TAPZ drops interactive 3D video for 'Juice' which premiered overnight via Complex. Directed and edited by Andrew Percival and...

Eric Steckel (USA) -Sat 25 May 2019

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7:30pm - guests Sammy Owen Trio + Ian collard ERIC STECKEL is bringing his signature blend of Bluesmetal...

AUSSIE DUO BONKA HIT THE TOP 5 ARIA CLUB CHART!

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TITLE: FOCUS ARTIST: BONKA FEAT BIANCA OUT NOW! LABEL: MR WHITE AUSSIE ARTIST #4 ARIA CLUB CHART (WEEK 3) https://www.ariacharts.com.au/charts/club-tracks-chart Now playing on: 897FM...

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FULL PROGRAM FOR 2019

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Friday 21 June – Sunday 30 June The St Kilda Film Festival has revealed an action-packed ten-day event program for...

BUSINESS/ECONOMY

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Digital Assets

As a potential investor, you may have so many options on your mind, ranging from real estate, all the way down to stocks, bonds...

Process Of Creating 3D Architectural Visualisation In 5 Steps

3D architectural visualisation is a tool used by architects and 3d rendering designers to create realistic images of their proposed designs. An example is...

The brutal truth on housing. Someone has to lose in order for first homebuyers...

One set of policies acknowledges reality. Shutterstock On housing, the contrast between the two major parties on housing couldn’t be clearer. The Coalition is still...

The Importance Of Vision And Leadership

Being a leader is more than managing people and resources. Being a leader involves understanding the environment of your business, the workings of your...

Why Every New Zealand Business Should Be Promoting Their Domain Name Online

Over the last decade, and even the last five years, the online environment has gone to a new level. Google is incorporating artificial intelligence...
Finance

Debt management techniques that startups can implement from the first day

Debt and businesses go hand in hand regardless of its type and size. Whether it is an ongoing business or a startup, debt is...

Ultimate guide to health and safety for small businesses

  Let’s not beat around the bush here – you need to keep health and safety measures in your business, big or small. First of...

LATEST PUBLICITY

Symmetry’s Shadows Exhibition launch 21 – 24 Sept hosted by St Kilda Art Crawl

Poster design by Christine Ritter (Westside Circus / Theatreworks) "We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to...

Meet the Artists – St Kilda Art Crawl launch 21 – 24 Sept

Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition Location: Christ Church St Kilda (Anglican), 14 Acland st. St Kilda Re-inventing LIFE through ART, an ongoing therapy. Silent intelligence, each soul’s higher self,...

CDB RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM ‘TAILORED FOR NOW’ [Warner Music]

CDB - 90s MASTERS OF AUSTRALIAN R&B - SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM: ‘TAILORED FOR NOW’ ELEVEN R&B SUPER JAMS TITLE: TAILORED FOR NOW ARTIST: CDB LABEL:...
Butterfly Club 2 Guys One Comedy

The Butterfly Club Presents Lawson Reeves and Josh Staley

2 Guys, 1 Magic Show, No Idea  Butterfly Club presents Big Brothers Lawson Reeves teams up for unconventional magic show. Lawson and Josh are more...
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TEXAS announce new album ‘Jump On Board’

TEXAS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM JUMP ON BOARD OUT FRIDAY 21 APRIL  NEW SINGLE 'LET'S WORK IT OUT' OUT NOW  Texas are back with Jump On Board, a glorious...
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DASH BERLIN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017

Having been in various Top 10 DJ Lists, touring consistently around the world & releasing some of dance music’s hottest tracks, Dash Berlin is...

Book now 4DVERSE creative space For your Xmas Party

  Creative Xmas Party Venue for Hire Celebrate the end of your work year together at 4Dverse Hub in St Kilda. Above Vegilicious Restaurant on Carlisle Street.  DEALS...

NATIONAL NEWS

INTERVIEWS

2040: hope and action in the climate crisis

Optimism is an essential part of our climate solution. GoodThing Productions It was framed as “the climate election”, but last week Australia returned a government with climate policies that make the task of building a zero-emissions, safe climate Australia even harder. This result comes at a...

Population DNA testing for disease risk is coming. Here are five things to know

Screening millions of healthy people for their risk of disease can be cost-effective. But it raises ethical and regulatory concerns.  from www.shutterstock.com DNA testing to predict disease risk has the potential to prevent disease and save lives. Yet few Australians can currently access predictive DNA testing...

Perfecting Payroll – A Guide For Business Owners

There is a significant amount of work required before an employee is handed his or her check at the end of the month. Payroll professionals are responsible for ensuring that the correct amount of tax has been withheld, any paycheck deductions or benefits are...

11 Grocery Tips to Save your Money

Money used on groceries is an unavoidable chunk of cash spent regularly. However, saving at the grocery store can seem scary to some, while to others, it just comes naturally. Several individuals wish to lessen their expenses on groceries, but only a few take...

TAPZ drops video for new single ‘Juice’

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TAPZ drops interactive 3D video for 'Juice' which premiered overnight via Complex. Directed and edited by Andrew Percival and shot in a neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York, the 'Juice' video is a conversation. With its interactive feature, TAPZ wanted to connect directly with the viewer in...

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