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“If you were to look at those brains, you couldn’t tell the difference between people who were interacting through music and people who were interacting verbally” – Edward Roth Music has been with us...
Government MPs raise their hands in response to a question from Scott Morrison: our PM emulates a Pentecostal preacher, engaging in the call and response that features in that tradition. Mick Tsikas/AAP For...
Extending pharmaceutical monopolies would substantially increase costs for taxpayers. Shutterstock The United States’ withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and the recent US-China tariff wars have flamed concerns that international trade is becoming unstable.
Electric scooters could solve the ‘last mile’ problem of urban transport if operators learn from the mistakes that plagued the introduction of dockless bikes. CrowdSpark/AAP As urban planners, we have not been good...
Caggara House in Brisbane caters for low-income residents aged 55 and over who previously lived alone in state-owned houses that were too big for their needs. UDIA Qld/Facebook Jeannie loves her apartment. It...

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LISTEN TO OLDER VOICES

Listen To Older Voices : Judy Donnelly – Part 1

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen...

Listen to Older Voices : Shirley Howard – Part 3

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen...

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...

The Duetting Damsel – Tanya-Lee Davies and her Gentlemen Friends

FEATURING   Steve Lucas, Peter Baylor and Alex Buxton Tanya-Lee Davies has recorded a sonic shrine to her long...

Silver Screen Classics playing this Saturday – Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy

Dr Jonathon Welch AM will present Silver Screen Classics, on Saturday, at Australian Catholic University, at 3pm....

Rags to Runway, Great Southern Style

Sustainable fashion success at Rags to Runway: Great Southern Style More than 20 fashion students Kangan Institute took...

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW by Meredith Fuller & Aaron Shanks: ERIN CORNELL ‘All of Me’

MUSICAL REVIEW by Meredith Fuller & Aaron Shanks.  The gorgeous Erin Cornell, with her show 'All of...

BUSINESS/ECONOMY

The new and more efficient payments system means new and more efficient payments fraud....

It’s about to become easier to steal money. We’ll have become more vigilant. Shutterstock Most credit card fraud takes place online or over the phone....

Why and how retailers turn everyday items into ‘must-have’ collectables

Our collections are a part of us and our life story, and the act of collecting holds a certain comfort. Shutterstock Coles’ recent “Little Shop...

Stock market trends around the world: what to look out for

Getting involved in the global stock market is a smart move for many traders. There are plenty of stocks available on domestic indices like...

Self-employment and casual work aren’t increasing but so many jobs are insecure – what’s...

Underemployment and stagnant wages may be strong signs of worker insecurity in the face of relentless cost-cutting. Paul Braven/AAP That casualisation and self-employment rates are not increasing is often...

HILDA Survey reveals striking gender and age divide in financial literacy. Test yourself with...

The latest HILDA data found women exhibiting much lower levels of financial literacy than men. Shutterstock The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey tells...

What should be done with the NBN in the long run?

The NBN is on the path to being privatised after construction finishes. AAP The National Broadband Network (NBN) should be built and fully operational by...

No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of ‘credit’

Most Australian children have such a glut of toys that parents are opting to give them gift cards so they can choose for...

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

How Music Helps with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy

“If you were to look at those brains, you couldn’t tell the difference between people who were interacting through music and people who were interacting verbally” – Edward Roth Music has been with us for thousands of years as...

Sunday essay: what do we want to be when we grow up?

Government MPs raise their hands in response to a question from Scott Morrison: our PM emulates a Pentecostal preacher, engaging in the call and response that features in that tradition. Mick Tsikas/AAP For the most formative years of...

Planned trade deal with Europe could keep medicine prices too high

Extending pharmaceutical monopolies would substantially increase costs for taxpayers. Shutterstock The United States’ withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and the recent US-China tariff wars have flamed concerns that international trade is becoming unstable. Trade talks between Australia and the...

Can e-scooters solve the ‘last mile’ problem? They’ll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes

Electric scooters could solve the ‘last mile’ problem of urban transport if operators learn from the mistakes that plagued the introduction of dockless bikes. CrowdSpark/AAP As urban planners, we have not been good at integrating land uses, such...

A community fix for the affordable housing crisis

Caggara House in Brisbane caters for low-income residents aged 55 and over who previously lived alone in state-owned houses that were too big for their needs. UDIA Qld/Facebook Jeannie loves her apartment. It has a separate bedroom, a...

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