ACMA: …..huh?

“Current affairs programs, such as 60 Minutes, are not subject to the requirement of impartiality, nor are they required to seek balance within a report”   Well gosh. Just gosh. So… why on earth would anyone, ever believe anything that they have ever and will ever say? This gem of wisdom was published in a … Continue reading

Female Paedophiles

BE WARNED This was an essay and is extremely long…. And not a little disturbing. Femininity is created within our society as an almost mystical experience – even now women will claim their right to be free and independent, but the man still has to pick up the cheque and open the door. Women are … Continue reading

Work-University Balance

They say that life is about balance – right amount of veggies on your plate, right amount of sleep and fun and the right amount of cash to have the fun. For many people, starting university life can bring a whole range of events that need to be added on to an already busy life … Continue reading

Entry without an ATAR

In 2008 there were 39,068 year 12 students who applied for University with an ATAR score. But there were 1,189 applications from students without one. How did those students get accepted without an ATAR? Steiner Acceptance Lola Digaletos, a first year animation student at RMIT, graduated High School in 2008 without an ATAR score. She … Continue reading

Same-Sex Marriage

  I’ve never marched in a protest, apart from accidentally getting caught up in an anti-Iraq war march back in the days of Dubya, for the most part because I usually felt that in some way the issue didn’t really concern me. Which, to be honest, it usually doesn’t seem like it does, governments may … Continue reading

Melbourne Fashion Week: Metalicus

Metalicus: A Rock Concert with Coat Hangers The first thing that you notice about a fashion show is not the fashion, it’s the noise. The Metalicus runway show, held at the Malvern Town Hall, had the atmosphere of a rock concert. The flashing cameras provided the strobe lighting, while the backdrop of the screen proclaiming … Continue reading

Girl With A Dragon Tattoo

  I walked into the cinema with no idea about what would follow, after all I have never read the novels on which this movie adaptation is based – though I have seen copies of the novels in every bookstore, and heard through friends and family members about this amazing new series by Stieg Larsson, … Continue reading

Falun Dafa

The descriptions could be of two separate organisations – with the Chinese Consulate’s official website claiming it is a cult that places its leader above Jesus, disrupts the natural order of religion and deceives the public, threatening the very fabric of the societies where it is performed. While practitioners claim it to be a healing … Continue reading

Burma VJ

  We’re all aware that we live in a lucky country, we are reminded of the fact every day, that we are free from war and Government tyranny, though occasionally tyranny seems preferable to the endless back-and-forth of Parliament, Utegate and seeing Tony Abbott in his Speedos. But then a film like Burma VJ comes … Continue reading

Amnesty Candle Day

Amnesty International is a global organisation concerned with protecting human rights around the world by upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Amnesty is the world’s largest human rights organisation with more then 2 million members across 150 countries. Amnesty International’s Candle Day is the largest event the organisation holds in Australia. This year Candle … Continue reading