Palm Sunday Refugee Rally 2015

Palm Sunday is traditionally a Christian celebration marking the return of Jesus to Jerusalem the week before Easter, (marking the resurrection of the lord saviour). But, in recent years Palm Sunday in Australia has been used to mark a different occasion. A commemoration, a solidarity protest for those seeking asylum in this country. On the […]

Record Store Day

  Some professionals go 100 metres in ten seconds. It takes us 50 minutes. And yet, the prize is as valuable as any gold medal. Surrounding us is a community enthused by an ‘obsolete’ medium, ready to freeze in the Saturday morning air to get their hands on some rare records. Record Store Day began in […]

Capital Yarns – Q&A

Capital Yarns is a project by Canberra lawyer, Sean Costello. The website allows the public to suggest 3 random things and Costello weaves them into a story set right here in our nations capital. I spoke with him about the project and his recent book release. Anja Kokkonen: How did you come up with the idea […]

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Is our city like no other, rapidly becoming a city like any other? Q&A with Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor

TRAM #actlightrail #tram #cbr A photo posted by @mapie_84 on Feb 14, 2015 at 6:12pm PST With Canberra’s 12 kilometre light rail project from Gungahlin to Civic set to begin with the cutting down of trees on Northbourne avenue, before the July 2 Federal Election, there has been a growing divided response from Canberra’s population […]

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The story behind a face in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 is filled with an assortment of faces: from children climbing trees to beards and tattoos, from husband and wife to pets. The exhibition beautifully captures the diversity of faces and stories at the heart of our multicultural country. Each seemingly mundane face throughout the exhibition reaches out their frame, grasps […]

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Canberra’s legal graffiti sites: innovative diversion or practice ground for illegal taggers?

  Many cities and councils have looked to Canberra for the solution to their graffiti woes. For over 10 years, the ACT government has used legal graffiti sites in an attempt to get illegal taggers to divert their spray cans to different areas. But is this strategy working? Or is it missing the point of […]

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Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

The Eucalypt Discovery Walk located at the Australian National Botanic Gardens is a part of 2016 The National Trust Heritage Festival. The self-guided walk takes about an hour and features different rock displays and the eucalyptus lawn. Part of the rock gardens are beautiful waterfalls. The walk travels a loop circuit and is a great family event […]

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Junior Siam Cup

On Sunday the 1st of May, Phoenix Gym, Canberra, held the Junior Siam Cup, a Muay Thai competition for kids up the age of 16. There were children that came to compete all the way from Queensland, though the bulk of competitors were from NSW, SA and the ACT. The Siam Cup is a non-profit […]

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Hit104.7’s Skyfire 2016

As the grass around Lake Burley Griffin quickly disappears beneath picnic rugs, baskets, camp chairs and portable radios, one of the biggest events in Canberra’s calendar begins to unfold. Skyfire hosted by Hit104.7 is a much loved event and 2016 was filled with local dance performers and acts, national and international bands including Thirsty Merc. […]

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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, […]

A study of binge-watching Netflix, conducted by me, a binge-watcher

My name is Glenn Lewis, and I’m a Netflix addict. When Netflix was introduced to Australia in March 2015, I […]

Restoring dignity and bringing hope: all in a day’s washing

Orange Sky Laundry is on a mission to connect the homeless with the community by providing a free mobile laundry […]

24 hours of physical, mental and emotional pain

By Tom Corrigan You begin the journey with bright ambitions. You’re not a hero but what you’re about to start […]

The Secret of Funny Hill

By Laura Clements Hooves thunder down the final stretch, each equine carrying not just its jockey, but the hopes of […]

The Hidden Talent

By Kayla Brock Lights flicker as people in all black rush across the floor scurrying like mice to their positions. […]

Don’t Underestimate Louise

By Kalindi Commerford Have you ever thought of your skin as a coffin? Death is an inevitable fact of life […]