I am a survivor

At a time of ongoing hostility towards refugees’ arrival in Australia, it is more important than ever to see the issue through the eyes of those deepest affected. Eliza Walker tells the story of a woman who emigrated from war-torn Slovenia to Australia by boat in the 1950s, recounting her experiences of survival and extensive […]

Life in Bloom – Floriade Festival 2016

By Lewis Haskew It’s Australia’s largest celebration of spring, the annual Floraide Flower Festival. The biggest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere made its return this year for a month of flowers, performances and family fun at Commonwealth Park in Canberra. Now in its 29th year the festival has been faced with uncertainty […]

Grassroots Art Market Returns to The Capital

This weekend the This is Art Market makes a return to the Yarralumla Woolshed to show off the best local artists the ACT and surrounding regions have to offer. After successful events in both Grafton and Canberra last year,  this ‘new vibe’ art market is making its third return to Canberra with a focus on affordable one-of-a-kind […]

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Q&A With Rami Sultan

Meet Rami Sultan. His huge smile and positive outlook are the first thing you will notice. Rami grew up in Bethlehem, Palestine, and currently lives in Jordan’s capital, Amman. He moved three years ago, when he was 18, to study media at the Middle East University. Rami’s family still lives in Bethlehem, and although he […]

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Laith Mofleh, Gaza Refugee Camp Volunteer

To Australian audiences, refugee success stories are usually framed by the generous efforts of Westerners in a foreign country. They travel to the country in crisis, spend money, and often look for the quick fix to complex situations. The Gaza refugee camp in Jerash, Jordan is unique, as the settlement has existed for nearly 50 years. With more recent conflicts […]

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Walking the talk: it’s not over for Beki Smith

Beki Smith doing the hard training yards along Lake Burley Griffin Source: Instagram/Beki Smith By Rochelle Riley Beki Smith was ready to quit race walking when she got a phone call that almost ended her career last year. Smith has faced challenges her whole life, but you’ll rarely find the 30-year-old feeling sorry for herself. But […]

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I Heard It Through The Grape Vine

Wine making, to wine connoisseurs, has always been known as an art form. The wine making industry has evolved from humble foot stomping beginnings, and has developed into a technical, artistic and scientific process. From the moments the fresh grapes are harvested to the sip you take after a long day, there are a lot […]

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A Buddhist life

A Buddhist life

Development of Quang Minh Temple over the Maribyrnong River, Melbourne. Source: DieantArt By Khoi Tung Ngo I am a Buddhist but I confess I know little about my religion. My travel to local temples is a start to my path of enlightenment as I take a step into the life of a monk, exploring themes […]

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Struggling with the misfortune of others

Paris. A city so beautiful from afar. The streets are vibrant, the culture is rich, its people are proud and the architecture is unforgettable. However, if you choose to look past its magnificent façade, Paris reveals another side of humanity, writes Isaac Nowroozi. When I first arrived in Paris, I was blind to its poverty. […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Loose at the Moose

  In 2013, on a rainy and dark morning in Paris, I arrived at a youth hostel. I handed over […]

Review Hidden Figures

Based on the untold true story, Theodore Melfi’s 2016’s biographical drama Hidden Figures follows the journey of three highly intelligent […]

Steel Panther Album Review

I didn’t even have to read past the first track title of Goin’ In the Back Door (which is about […]

The Great Loritz Circus

If you were driving around Belconnen during the Easter 2017 school holidays, you may have noticed a massive tent that had […]

Akmal – Trial and Error Comedy Show

It’s Wednesday night at 8pm. A crowd of around 70 people have packed out the Canberra Theatre Centre’s “Courtyard Studio” […]

Q&A with Jeff Williamson about Canberra A-League bid

Canberra has long been awaiting a team in the A-League. It has not had a top-flight team since the Canberra […]