malcolm turnbull

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.





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 29 Jun 2016 @ 10:58am

You might not have read anything about it, but there's a federal election going on this Saturday.


I know. That one totally flew under the radar, didn't it? You woulda thought somebody would have said something.


In any case, it's hard to know how to vote if you're a lover of live music, or indeed the arts in general. Every party in Australia is saying something...

Posted 23 Mar 2016 @ 1:00pm

Last week, the Federal Government’s review into the Safe Schools program was completed, and, surprise surprise, it found nothing wrong.


During the last few weeks of furore that arose from the program – a furore that, in the five years the Safe Schools program has been running quietly and uncontroversially, has never before reared its head – conservative MPs were quick to deny...

Posted 5 Feb 2016 @ 12:21pm

Music is a huge part of American political campaigns, as integral to the process of becoming President as racism, privilege and nepotism. 


Sadly, the same cannot be said of Australian politics.


Although every now and then an...

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