Around the time that the First World War broke, an earlier war was in its final stages. This war had been fought against Indigenous Australians from almost the moment the First Fleet moored at Botany Bay.
Music festivals are, almost by definition, supposed to have their fingers on the cultural pulse. Thus it hardly augurs well that the Beyond the Valley festival – a new player in Australia’s already-crowded music festival scene, to take place on…
Is it ever possible to communicate the value of criticism outside of its immediate context? This is the question that Martin Scorcese’s new documentary The 50 Year Argument – a love letter to, and behind-the-scenes look at, The New York Review of Books poses. Whether or not it intends to pose it – or understands the answer it gives – is a different matter.
In listing after listing, in the place where the salary should be, there’s this sad little symbol: $0. What could it mean? Is it an emoticon for cross-eyed surprise? Or does it mean that THE JOB HAS NO SALARY?
Plans to develop an Islamic community centre in Bendigo have been approved, despite protests from some residents and anti-Islamic agitators from further afield. The proposal to develop a two-storey mosque and community centre on the outskirts of Bendigo received mixed reactions from the local community, with some launching a controversial ‘Stop the Mosque in Bendigo’ Facebook page.