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November Film Reviews: Folk music and folklore

Ben Elton reached international fame for writing for the absurd television comedies The Young Ones and Blackadder. This was before he came to Australia and married Fremantle musician Sophie Gare. Living in Fremantle for much of the time, he often attended the folk music festival at Fairbridge near Pinjarra with his extended family of musicians. […]

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Georgie Stone named Victoria’s Young Australian of the Year

Georgie Stone named Victoria’s Young Australian of the Year

Georgie Stone has been named Victoria’s Young Person of the Year, putting her in the running to be Young Australian of the Year in 2018. Last year, the advocate for transgender rights and awareness was previously awarded LGBTI Person of the Year at Victoria’s Globe Awards. Stone was the youngest person in Australia to be […]

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ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to focus on the marriage debate

ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to focus on the marriage debate

The ABC’s current affairs discussion program Q&A will have a focus this week on the marriage equality debate. Appearing on the program will be actress Magda Szubanski, Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel and Frank Brennan, who is a Jesuit Priest and Law Professor. Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies made headlines […]

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Shortlist revealed for 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards

Shortlist revealed for 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards

The Australian LGBTI Awards have released their short list of nominees ahead of the red carpet gala next year. This year over 6,000 Australian LGBTI+ people and allies were nominated across 16 categories, including Inspirational Role Model, Sports Personality of the Year and Community Initiative/Charity. Nominees include marriage equality activist Sally Rugg, author Benjamin Law, […]

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Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

The ABC’s Q&A program featured a stellar line up last night as comedian Magda Szubanski, and rocker Jimmy Barnes took their seats on the panel alongside politicians Jackie Lambie, Tony Burke and Fiona Nash. The first question of the night was about marriage equality and the topic dominated the evenings discussion and the panelists debated the […]

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SBS reveal commentary team for Mardi Gras

SBS reveal commentary team for Mardi Gras

Each year SBS’s commentary team for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian  Mardi get’s a little bit bigger. A few years ago it was just Tom Ballard and Patrick Abboud, last year Magda Szubanski signed on and in 2016 Faustina Agolley will join the team. Agolley, who came out to fans last year, said she was […]

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Wisdom and Witticisms from Magda Szubanski

Wisdom and Witticisms from Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski has become a well-loved public figure over the course of her decades-long career in comedy, winning hearts for her performances as Esme Hoggett in the all-time porcine classic Babe, the often tragic yet consistently delightful Sharon Strzelecki in Kath and Kim, and countless others. With the release of her memoir Reckoning, she reveals […]

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Magda Szubanski heads to Perth for memoir Q&A

Out entertainer and Australian television icon Magda Szubanski is heading to Perth this month to discuss her brand new autobiography, ‘Reckoning: A Memoir’ and share her journey with the west coast. Known for her roles as Sharon Strzelecki (‘Kath & Kim’) and Esme Hoggett (‘Babe’), the actor makes her first foray into publishing with a […]

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Magda Szubanski Signs Up for SBS Mardi Gras Broadcast

Magda Szubanski Signs Up for SBS Mardi Gras Broadcast

Magda Szubanski will be joining  Tom Ballard and Patrick Abboud to host SBS’s coverage of the 2015 Mardi Gras parade. Last year the broadcaster provided live coverage of the parade on SBS2. This year SBS will play an edited highlights of the parade on their main channel on SBS1 the day after the parade. The move to SBS1 […]

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Joel Creasey & Magda Szubanski to Appear on ‘It’s a Date’

Joel Creasey & Magda Szubanski to Appear on ‘It’s a Date’

ABC’s hilarious, awkward and at times heartbreaking TV series ‘It’s a Date’ will be returning for a second season, bringing Perth native and stand up comedy star Joel Creasey. Also joining the cast will be out lesbian actress Magda Szubanski, Rhys Darby, Tasma Walton, Rove McManus, Shaun Micallef, Deborah Mailman, Kat Stewart, Phil Lloyd, Craig […]

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