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Uniquely Independent: The Go Kimbo 2016 Campaign

By Elliot Williams In the past few weeks you could have been forgiven for confusing Canberra for a different city. There have been reports of crazed clowns roaming the streets, terrorising civilians. Allegations of corruption hang over the government like a bad smell. Amidst all this, one concerned individual has taken it upon himself to […]

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Kimbo: the man, the myth, the cyclist

By Elliot Williams It is currently impossible to drive around Canberra without being assaulted by political signage. With the election coming up this Saturday, 15 October, it’s hardly surprising.   Variations of ‘No Tram’ have been popular. The Liberals, who love a three-word slogan with the best of them, gave us the clichéd ‘For All […]

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Wanted: Australian Olympic hero

The #Athletics events for the night are underway at the #OlympicStadium. How cool does that blue track look? ? — Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 2016 By Elliot Williams Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Bradley Wiggins. These people all have something in common. When they step up to compete in their various sports, […]

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Changes needed in Australian swimming

Next up @catecamp takes to the pool for the second women's 100m freestyle SF! She's swimming in lane 4! #OurTeam — Australian Swim Team (@DolphinsAUS) August 11, 2016 By Elliot Williams Swimming at the Rio Olympics has yet to finish but it’s already apparent that following these games yet another inquiry into the Australian […]

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Boomers chance to shine like an Opal

By Elliot Williams AUSTRALIA WINS! First victory in opening game of @Olympics since 1996! Box score: — Basketball Australia (@BasketballAus) August 6, 2016 Australian Basketball has been represented admirably on the global stage for decades now by our women, the Opals. In seven Olympic appearances the Opals have won five medals, three silver […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered

“A heavy bassline repeated over and over. Someone was enjoying themselves on a piano. And of course a saxophone whimsically darted up and down. It would not have been out of place emanating from a corner in a jazz bar somewhere, but on a rap album? On it went – over two minutes in total. […]

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016: Q&A Angus Trumble

The 8th National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) was recently awarded to Elizabeth Looker for her work ‘Life Dancers’. With the 49 finalists currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery, I spoke to NPG Director Angus Trumble about photographic portraiture and how it relates to journalism.   Q: What role does the NPPP play in the […]

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Kendrick Lamar at Allphones

Kendrick Lamar has set himself apart in the music scene – he’s been very deliberate about this. In an industry that seems to be more and more focused on image and marketability, Lamar’s Sydney concert proved why there will never be an adequate replacement for good music. The thing that first struck me about the […]

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The Forage: Belinda Neame Q&A

As the sun set on a lazy Saturday evening I made my way to the grounds of Little National in Barton. Nestled amongst the imposing government buildings The Forage brought thousands of Canberrans together for a fun evening of food, drinks and music; all local of course. A photo posted by The Forage (@theforage) on […]

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Spotlight: Shining a light on the real power of journalism

Audible gasps and grunts of disgust echoed through the cinema as Spotlight drew to a close. The true horror of the subject was no more obvious as hundreds of cities around the globe flashed before your eyes; cases of institutional sexual assault found in every one, including Canberra, Australia. Spotlight is an important addition to […]

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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, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]