was there slavery in australia? yes. it shouldn’t even be up for debate

Was there slavery in Australia? Yes. It shouldn’t even be up for debate

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In 1891 a ‘Slave Map of Modern Australia’ was printed in the British Anti-Slavery Reporter.  Author provided Prime Minister Scott Morrison asserted in a radio interview that “there was no slavery in Australia”. This is a common misunderstanding which...
sunday essay: taking a wrecking ball to monuments – contemporary art can ask what really needs tearing down

Sunday essay: taking a wrecking ball to monuments – contemporary art can ask what...

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Tony Albert in You Wreck Me (2020). Supplied As the Black Lives Matter protests raged across the world, I was sent a post on Facebook that read, Donald J Trump now lives at 1600 Black Lives Matter...
‘i love australia’: 3 things international students want australians to know

‘I love Australia’: 3 things international students want Australians to know

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Picture: Shuttlestock A recent statement from China’s education bureau warned Chinese students about studying in Australia due to “racist incidents” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such statements, and further moves from China’s education agents threatening to redirect students towards...
australia’s drive-ins: where you can wear slippers, crack peanuts, and knit ‘to your heart’s content’

Australia’s drive-ins: where you can wear slippers, crack peanuts, and knit ‘to your heart’s...

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Picture: cinematreasures.org We have seen many changes in Australian’s consumption of media during isolation. There has been an increase in television viewing; cinemas were forced to close (although some have crafted a new approach); Hollywood release dates were postponed or shifted to streaming. Across the...
listen to older voices: marjorie collins – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: Marjorie Collins – Part 1

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  Welcome to part 1 of a 2-part program featuring the Life and Times of 90 year old Marjorie Collins.   Born in 1930, in Horsham Victoria, Marjorie makes it clear that although this was the...
sunday essay: the politics of dancing and thinking about cultural values beyond dollars

Sunday essay: the politics of dancing and thinking about cultural values beyond dollars

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A ghost light shines at the Theatre Royal in Sydney. AAP/Joel Carrett What keeps democracies together? As America burns, Brazilians die and Europe braces for another wave of the coronavirus, the question assumes an alarming...
giving it away for free – why the performing arts risks making the same mistake newspapers did

Giving it away for free – why the performing arts risks making the same...

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Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass online performance from Carriageworks. Daniel Boud There’s a long-running adage about working for free in the performing arts. “The problem with working for exposure,” it goes, “is you can die from...
a nice warm bowl of porridge: 3 ways plus a potted history

A nice warm bowl of porridge: 3 ways plus a potted history

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Picture: Alex Motoc/Unsplash As winter begins, porridge makes an excellent choice for breakfast. For many, porridge is redolent with memories of childhood. It is warm, filling, high in fibre and associated with lowering blood cholesterol. Its very reliability...
listen to older voices: libby thomas – part 2

Listen To Older Voices: Libby Thomas – Part 2

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Welcome to the second and final part of the Life and Times of Baby Boomer, Libby Thomas. By the time she is well into the 1970’s, Libby realises that in one way or another...
sunday essay: missing the commute, the spaces between places and the podcast stories in our pockets

Sunday essay: missing the commute, the spaces between places and the podcast stories in...

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Picture: Corey Agopian/Unsplash, In the not-so-distant past I commuted fairly hefty distances in a fairly garbage car. But you didn’t hear me complaining – I had an extensive library of podcasts (or “my stories” as...