Law of the journey

Words || Ilhan Abdi A splash of water. A semi-inflated plastic raft holding only a few wooden planks and forlorn boots bobs up and down...

Water Torture: Two decades of fighting for Australia’s refugees

Words || Tess Peni I’m on a long-distance bus full of refugee rights activists, headed from Sydney to Woomera Detention Centre, where 1,500 asylum seekers...

Playing with Dolly

Words || Rhiannon Williams  Content warning: Mention of suicide The 1960s and ‘70s are known as a time of liberality and the enthusiastic embrace of sex,...

The Veronicas: A retrospective

Words || Georgia Drinan  It’s 2006. I’ve just badgered my mum into getting me a copy of the Veronica’s debut album, 'The Secret Life of...' Since...

Frisky Business

Slogging through uni, I wanted a cushy retail job and fingernails that didn’t reek of Jagermeister and Red Bull at the end of a...

In this bogan skin

Words || Aprill Miles The end of my last relationship started over something small and simple. It was a thought that had been roaming around...

On the spirit of Sydney

Words || Cameron Colwell I first started thinking about Sydney’s identity after several months of being a member of the meme group called New Urbanist...

The Bali Bogan: Thought of a Balinese-Australian on Aussie tourism

Words || Cassandra Ngurah Although a product of Indonesia, the humble Bintang singlet has become an Australian symbol of boganism, synonymous with VB and Southern Cross...

Mirror Sydney: The hidden Sydney places keeping fascination alive

Words || Sarah Joseph I have a fascination with discovering unusual places. I’m always happiest when I discover something like the dark upstairs corner of...

Toad wars

Words || Laura Neil I am six years old, playing a game of driveway basketball with my sister. Dribbling the ball, preparing to shoot, and...

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Review: When things fall apart by Pema Chödrön

Words || James Booth “I just really want to learn more about Buddhism”. I am sitting on the bed of my partner, and he gleefully...

Review: Oceans from here

Words || Ellie Sindel Located on Sydney’s famous Oxford Street, surrounded by cafés and various storefronts proudly displaying the Pride flag, stands the Australian Centre for...