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albanese says voice must be in the constitution

Albanese says Voice must be in the Constitution

“We have not yet had true reconciliation, and a country that is not truly reconciled is not truly whole,” says Anthony Albanese at the Garma Festival. Mick Tsikas/AAP Opposition leader Anthony Albanese says an...
with wit and tenderness, miles franklin winner melissa lucashenko writes back to the ‘whiteman’s world’

With wit and tenderness, Miles Franklin winner Melissa Lucashenko writes back to the ‘whiteman’s...

Melissa Lucashenko, winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Award. Courtesy of the Miles Franklin/ Belinda Rolland Too Much Lip joins the other prizewinning volumes in Melissa Lucashenko’s trophy cabinet. Her first-ever novel, Steam Pigs (1997),...
wordslut: a new book aims to ‘verbally smash the patriarchy’, but its argument is imprecise

Wordslut: a new book aims to ‘verbally smash the patriarchy’, but its argument is...

In Wordslut, Amanda Montell deconstructs gendered language. Shutterstock In her book Wordslut, Amanda Montell argues that patriarchal assumptions deny women an active role in society, claiming that, “In our culture, men run the show”. With...

Listen To Older Voices : Laurie Arthur – Part 4

 This is the fourth and final program in the story of 76-year-old Laurie Arthur. Always looking for the best musicians Laurie forms an ad-hoc group consisting of some of Melbourne’s best musicians to fill a...
training my dog taught me that it’s people who really need training

Vale Margaret Fulton: a role model for generations of Australian food writers

Legendary Australian food writer Margaret Fulton, pictured here at the launch of a stamp collection featuring her in 2014, has died aged 94.  Dean Lewins/AAP Legendary Australian food writer Margaret Fulton has died aged 94....
koorie heritage trust – aboriginal walking tours

Koorie Heritage Trust – Aboriginal Walking Tours

Rich and complex history of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.   The tour takes visitors through Federation Square and down to the Birrarung Wilam Aboriginal art installations where they will learn the history of...

Listen To Older Voices : Laurie Arthur – Part 3

In Part 3 of the story of Laurie Arthur we learn how a session backing Colin Cook resulted in The Strangers getting their first recording contract. This in turn led them to becoming...
sunday essay: why old is new again – the mid-century homes made famous by don’s party and dame edna

Sunday essay: why old is new again – the mid-century homes made famous by...

A Royal Victorian Small Homes House, designed in conjuction with The Age newspaper, 1955. Photo: Wolfgang Sievers. Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria Of all the mantras for modernism, the one I think most befitting...

Yesterday – The Movie [A review]

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away . . . . Yesterday is a movie written by British screenwriter Richard Curtis. Among his plethora of fine stories told in a cinematic form are...

Budj Bim’s world heritage listing is an Australian first – what other Indigenous cultural...

Ranger Trevor Bramwell on the walk up to the Split Rock art galleries in Cape York’s Quinkan Country in 2017. Rebekah Ison/AAP The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in south-west Victoria is the first Indigenous...