After decades of decay, a movement in Newcastle brought the town back to life. Now developers and the council have killed it again.
Last week, the Manchester Art Gallery took down a 19th-century image because it depicted nudity. The naked truth applying our rules to the past is censorship. Nothing more.
As domestic violence is a complex issue, the full discussion is often not heard. One local organisation is quietly helping the male victims of the national crisis, and I endeavoured to meet them.
After Germaine Greer took umbrage with the #MeToo movement, the world grouped in opposition. However, she’s actually on point with her criticism.
In this country, there are but two things that intoxicate us all. Our summer, and our varied cuisine. I suggest we take advantage of both while we still can.
Sadly, summer is fast pushing beyond us. However, I believe this should merely expedite our push to relocate somewhere verdant with a book in tow. It’s what I’m doing this very second.
As America tumbles ever closer to the pit, Aaron Sorkin is one of the few that can accurately chart the detritus and find hope in it.
It’s the new year, so our minds invariably turn to what we want for ourselves. But, it is worth expanding our thoughts to our greater purpose, and what we value as a worthy one.
While the vast majority of foster chilren go to their grandparents, it is those who take them in who are unprepared for the financial responsibilities that follow.
While the numbers of women behind bars in Australia are swelling, relatively few know what they face. So, pen in hand, I ventured to meet them.
Opportunities for old and new Australians to mesh are not as common as they should be. We should look no further than Mildura for an example of how things can be.
More than ever, the idea of happiness is a marketable product. However, in 2017, the means in which we sell it has got rather out of hand.
This evening, while we may shake at the poverty revealed in Struggle Street, the reality in this country is that in even in destitution, we’re fortunate.
The wounds of previous war and conflict may never disappear, but due to one pioneering European project, they may eventually heal.
As we move ever closer to an aged care crisis in this country, one pioneering European may have already cracked it. Care given by caregivers, and nothing else in the way.
I’m just going to say it. Enough with these hashtag trials and online lynchings. If evidence exists of wrongdoing, fine, but let’s not presume guilt over innocence.
Our problem with those who arrive on our shores is well documented, however, after recently visiting Britain, who harbours a similar problem, the solution is obvious.
500 years have passed since Martin Luther nailed his transformative piece of policy into the heart of the church, lasting changes that exist to this day.
As a member of the generation that raised millennials, instead of distributing blame, I think we should think on our own sins, and the conditions we set up for them.
Joseph Holt was a self-appointed General who raised arms against the British, but instead of a cell, he was sent to Australia. Fortunately, his distaste for the empire raised him to folk hero played well on these shores.
Charlie Perkins is a name familiar to many, but his acts lesser so. In fact, the man literally spent his life attempting to push us ever closer to equality. A true icon.
Don Chipp was a politician who looked to vote on the issue, not party politics. An unabashed centrist, he promoted the value of remaining true to your station. Oh, how we need him now.