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ACT and the ‘Insulation Effect’

  It has been a tumultuous year in Western politics, with many political scientists and journalists struggling to explain exactly how the supposedly inconceivable occurred. The monumental Brexit decision stunned many casual observers of a truly nasty campaign. Simultaneously, the rapid rise of Donald Trump from mediocre businessman to Republican Presidential Nominee horrified many. So, how does one explain […]

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Launches for Votes for Like Canberra

  The Like Canberra party has been involved in Canberra politics since 2012, with the inception of the Bullet Train for Canberra Party. Over the years, the party evolved with the realisation of needing a wider platform to answer community needs. Policy focus has always been on Canberra community needs, with the party seeking always to […]

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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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Calling All Heroes!

  #CaptainAmericaCivilWar IN CINEMAS SOON! A photo posted by Captain America: Civil War (@captainamerica_civilwar) on Apr 24, 2016 at 8:30am PDT Superheroes just aren’t appreciated any more. Once the dust settles, the big villain is defeated and the world reviews the events in retrospect, the question is asked of the Avengers, ”why couldn’t you do […]

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Q and A with Olga Shaw

  My interview subject, and mother, Olga Shaw, was born and raised in the USSR, migrating to Australia in 1989. She was born in Grozny, Chechnya in 1965, before moving to Moscow for further education. Olga is of Russian descent, her ancestors had moved to Grozny as a result of the Russian Revolution. There she […]

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Enlighten: All Ages Welcome?

Canberra is growing, and needs to continue growing in order to meet residential demands and changing cultural tastes. Several years ago, Floriade added the Night Festival to ever increasing popularity. There are new restaurants opening every week it seems, and the addition of city sculptures to bring ‘culture’ to our every day walk. Yet, through all this, […]

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The Drumpf Effect

#LastWeekTonight returns on February 14th! So romantic! Watch the promo in the link. -Gary A photo posted by Last Week Tonight (@lastweektonight) on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:05am PST John Oliver has a sublime history of de-constructing difficult topics in a way that makes them palatable to the general public, and inciting real change in […]

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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, […]

Q&A with Peter Leahy – Former Chief of Army (Australia)

After 37 years of service as a soldier in the Australian Army, Peter Leahy retired in July 2008 at the […]

Clash of the Balkans – A narrative of Queanbeyan City FC versus White Eagles FC

One of Canberra’s most highly anticipated and passionate showdowns in local sport took place on Saturday 5th of May at […]

Event Coverage: Hug a Tree

    Hug a Tree Day at the National Arboretum Canberra, kicked off its inaugural event on May 5th where over […]

Melanie Walker Q&A-Drug Advocacy and Pill Testing

The festival-goers at the Canberra leg of the 2018 Groovin’ the Moo festival made history by being a part of the first […]

Avengers: Infinity War

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an unrestrained titan is in want of the infinity stones. Upon settling oneself […]

Preview: Splendour in the Grass 2018

The 2018 three-day Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay is set to be one of the biggest yet, […]