Young Money

WORDS | Amelia van der Rijt Unlike the US, Australia’s money is different colours and sizes. This helps children learn, the visually impaired and just about...

Unveil Jesus of Nazareth: Why Do We Think He Was White?

WORDS | Claire Catacouzinos Art history over the years has depicted Jesus as white, blue eyed, with long shoulder length hair and a long beard. Where...

Puff the Magic Dragon

WORDS | Ben Nour Weed, pot, hash, grass, hemp. There are numerous slang words used to refer to cannabis and seemingly just as many films,...

Should Australia “ban the burqa”?

 Words by Rana Al-Shibly Prime Minister, Tony Abbott called them "confronting"; Liberal Senator, Cory Bernardi called them "un-Australian"; and Speaker of the House, Browyn Bishop...

Parking, Parking, Parking

WORDS | Kieren Ash Is the cost of parking taking you for a ride? If anybody knows the value of a dollar, it’s us – the...

Gough Whitlam (1916 – 2014)

“Everywhere we look in our remarkable modern country, we see the hand and work of Whitlam” (Bill Shorten, 21 October 2014) Edward Gough Whitlam was...

Marxism OR Catholicism

WORDS | Jordan Heckendorf On Thursday 16 October at Macquarie University,  I attended a lecture entitled “Pope Francis versus Capitalism: Where does Marxism end and...

Book Review: The Book Thief

WORDS | Raelee Lancaster The Book Thief is the fifth novel to come from Australian author, Markus Zusak. The narrator is Death, which gives a...

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Words by Emma Vlatko Just days after the Hong Kong Government cancelled formal negotiations with student activists, forcing over 10,000 pro-democracy supports back onto the...

Myf Warhurst – Interview

When it comes to music journalism, Myf Warhurst has done it all. Starting out as a voulnteer gig review writer, Myf became a household...

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