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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

For the fourth time in just over two years UK punk rockers Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will make their way down under. This time around the band will be commemorating the release of their third album, End Of Suffering. Which is somewhat fitting given the recent bushfire tragedies which have befallen our beautiful country. […]

UNSW sacks Indigenous artist

By WENDY BACON Thirty artists and academics, including several significant Indigenous artists, have vowed to boycott University of New South Wales galleries unless they reappoint long-term Indigenous staff member and Director of Indigenous Programs Tess Allas, whose contract was terminated in October. Allas, who has worked at UNSW Art and Design for more than 13 […]

UNSW Art & Design Annual

Once again the University Of New South Wales’ (UNSW) art and design faculty will celebrate the latest batch of incredible graduates. The A&D Annual is the largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art and design. This exhibition launches the next generation of artists, designers, makers and digital media creators across a wide range of mediums. […]

The Big Anxiety Festival

For the past week, the world's biggest mental health and arts festival has taken over Sydney. The Big Anxiety Festival is hoping to change the way people think about and deal with the issue of mental health. The Big Anxiety Festival is of particular importance simply due to the sheer volumes of people who experience mental health issues, […]

THE NAKED CITY – YOUR PYGMY POSSUM PET

For tens of thousands of years, the indigenous peoples of this land looked after the native animals, seemingly without a man-made extinction. Come white settlement and all that changed in less than a few centuries. The First Fleet brought rabbits with them, homesick colonials introduced foxes and more recently we have seen the proliferation of […]

Flawed inspections in Zetland flats

By VANESSA LIM The Zetland apartments evacuation over the building’s serious defects has raised concerns on the lack of inspection laws for building developments in Australia. At the moment in NSW, state government laws only require developers to get their work certified during construction and there is no requirement for inspections. Geoff Hanmer, the Adjunct […]

Investment fuels clean energy

By JOAN HENSON Students worldwide have urged adults to strike on September 20, for extensive government investment in job guarantees for fossil fuel workers, facing renewable energy-induced unemployment. The Maritime Union of Australia Sydney (MUAS) has joined School Strike 4 Climate’s (SS4C) Sydney campaign, advocating a just transition, while imparting the economic and moral toll […]

Astrolobe Park not going to the dogs

By VANESSA LIM Plans to utilise Astrolobe Park in Daceyville, near Kingsford, as a sporting ground have been opposed by regular users who want to keep it as the last off-leash dog park in the area. Last year, a consortium that included UNSW, Cricket NSW, AFL ACT/NSW, and the NSW Government, made a proposal to […]

Trans Power: The call for inclusivity

BY MICHAEL HITCH “We’re here. We’re queer. We’re fabulous, don’t f*ck with us!” the crowd shouted as it proceeded down King Street. The student-led “Trans Day of Visibility” rally, held in the centre of Newtown last Sunday, was awash with pink and blue flags, six-inch high heels and tears of both joy and sorrow. The […]

Striking Strife in Hallowed Halls

by Erika Echternach Thousands participated in a 24-hour strike at UNSW hosted by the NSW division of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) on 30 May, including academics, professional staff, students and other unions.  The strike was primarily meant to raise awareness over the job security crisis at UNSW, but also called for improved academic workload […]