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2020 Burn In Hell

By Sam Wade How the is it December already? Didn’t we start this shit awful year sometime last week, spent a good century in lockdown and now time has the sheer bloody audacity to tell us ‘yeah, nah it’s Christmas now. Jingle Jingle you fucks.’ I’m not into it. 2020 has been difficult and I […]

Climate change driver of Black Summer bushfires, commission finds

By ALLISON HORE Findings from the Bushfire Royal Commission’s report claim, “in no uncertain terms”, climate change fuelled the Black Summer bushfires. A Royal Commission investigating the causes and effects of last year’s Black Summer bushfires was formally established on the 20th of February 2020. Over the course of the royal commission, almost 2,000 submissions […]

Theresa Hunt And Kerryn Levy – Landskein

While we're all currently occupied with dealing with the COVID-19 threat and lockdown it's easy to forget that this year began with one of the most devastating bushfires seasons on record. An upcoming exhibition of paintings and ceramic pieces at Curatorial+Co will look to remind us of the bushfire season and attempt to find the […]

Marsh’s new mural mocks the coal-ition

by ALEC SMART Scott Marsh, satirical wall mural artist, has unveiled another topical painting in central Sydney mocking the federal coal-ition government and their mining and media connections. On 18 May Marsh shared his colourful new piece, titled Ivory Tower, on social media, which features a few familiar scenes from Australia’s summer of Apocalyptic bushfires. Above the […]

Bushfires: new battle over aid allocation

By AUSTIN NORMAN Millions of dollars in bushfire donations from across the world are being handcuffed by the fine print. In January 2020, Australian comedian Celeste Barber’s bushfire charity fundraiser Facebook event surpassed $50 million dollars in donations, making it the largest ever fundraiser organised via Facebook. However, that money, originally intended for the Trustee […]


First it was the bushfires and the choking smoke, then the economic impact of the coronavirus, followed by the floods and now the announcement that we are about to endure yet another Royal tour. Even worse the Australian Government has invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to tour the devastated bushfire areas and take part […]


Combing the many phobias listed on the internet, I’ve been unable to find one that specifically defines a fear or dislike of royalty – the kind of regal pomp, pomposity and subsidised privilege we associate with the British royal family. The closest I could manage was the word, tyrannophobia, generally used to describe a fear […]

Rising From The Ashes

Thankfully last week brought with it some much-needed rain, albeit only a small amount. With that rain came an easing of the catastrophic fire danger that has plagued New South Wales for the past month. As the danger now eases we’re beginning to bear witness to the devastating impact these fires have had on individuals, […]


Timing can be everything when it comes to publicity campaigns. Get it wrong and months of planning and creative flair can fall horribly flat not to mention the outlay of a considerable amount of money. The decision by Tourism Australia to spend $15 million on a TV campaign in the UK, launched just before Christmas, […]

From ScoMo to Scummo in slippery steps

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE A week is a long time in politics and last week must have seemed an eternity for Prime Minister Scott Morrison. That is if Morrison has any ability to reflect at all on his actions that have seen him go from ScoMo the affable to Scummo the slippery. Where the bloody […]