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Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 1:54pm

Australians have been among the first to criticise the controversial policies of Donald Trump's administration, including the new President's threat to decimate funding to the arts and creative industries. 

 

However, it's time we looked in our own backyard, where the Coalition government has already enacted these policies. JOSEPH EARP reports.

 

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Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 1:06pm

Reviewed on Tuesday February 7

 

“That’s a long way, man!” says an unusually hesitant Bruce Springsteen. He’s peering down at the crowd from atop his runway at the middle of the arena floor, a sea of hands beckoning him for a lift back to stage. The 67-year-old performer chuckles, closes his eyes and leans into the throng.

 

Springsteen has always known how to throw...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 3:52pm

News has surfaced that Malcolm Turnbull's conversation with US President Donald Trump did not go as smoothly as it was originally reported

 

The two leaders had lined up an entire hour for the Aussie PM to congratulate Trump on his inauguration and...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 10:45am

Organisers of local artist bucket-list item, South By Southwest in Austin, are looking into how President Donald Trump’s executive travel ban order could affect attendees at this year’s event.

 

Crucially, the order – since dubbed the ‘Muslim ban’ – affects all travellers who have nationality or dual nationality of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The order...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 6:12pm

Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States.

 

Political analysts – and indeed, everyone who would call themselves left-leaning – are stunned and trying to figure out how this bigoted juggernaut came to be. Fundamentally, we need to be more compassionate to people who think differently. This requires stepping out of echo chambers and engaging with them as people, not as...

Posted 19 Apr 2016 @ 11:24am

They’re real, you guys.

 

I saw one. With my own human eyes. On a dancefloor. At the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras afterparty, no less.

 

They’re real.

 

I spotted my friend Jake from a distance and walked through the sweaty throng to hug him and say hello. I hadn’t seen him since last Mardi Gras. He was wearing overalls over a bare chest. Fair...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 3:33pm

ARIEL 2016, BABY.

 

Hey. You. Are you sick of only hearing from politicians who are either dyed-in-the-wool insane or paid for by big corporations? Yeah. Us too. But don't despair - outsider musician turned political machine Ariel Pink has just announced his decision to run for office.

 

He hasn't specified which office yet, or any of his political platforms, but...

Posted 18 Mar 2016 @ 10:53am

Who would have thought The Smiths and the US Presidential candidates would make such good bedfellows?

 

Though the rainy streets of Morrissey’s gloomy Manchester are miles away from the packed-out American auditoriums that punters are filing into in order to bear witness as their chosen windbag unleashes jargon, it turns out hate and crushing sadness are universal. So, although...

Posted 29 Jan 2016 @ 10:45am

Hello there. Chances are you and I have never met. But despite the fact I know absolutely nothing about your life, I have made a series of assumptions about you. 

 

I am writing under the impression that you believe the Earth is round, for example, and that you do not believe a clandestine race of lizard people run our society. I make these assumptions not only because they save...

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