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Perth’s German Film Festival opens next week with ‘Balloon’

Perth’s German Film Festival opens next week with ‘Balloon’

The director behind Germany’s highest grossing films, Michael “Bully” Herbig, makes a foray into thrillers with a recreation of one of history’s biggest events. Perth’s German Film Festival opens with Balloon, Herbig’s vision of East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Gunter Wetzel (David Kross) is a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich […]

Review | Damon Gameau’s ‘2040’ takes a look at what our future could be

Review | Damon Gameau’s ‘2040’ takes a look at what our future could be

2040 | Palace Cinemas | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Damon Gameau’s 2015 documentary That Sugar Film was an outstanding success that changed many people’s lives. After saving our bodies from the deadly white stuff, the Australian actor, director and campaigner has turned his investigations to how we can save our planet. As he did with That […]

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Bibliophile | ‘I Miss You When I Blink’ blends the absurd with the profound

I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott Murdoch Books Mary Laura Philpott has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review and O The Oprah Magazine, examining the overlap between the absurd and the profound in her life. In this memoir-in-essays, she shares the humour of her life’s more memorable moments […]

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Kerryn Phelps to concede as Wentworth returns to the Liberals

Kerryn Phelps to concede as Wentworth returns to the Liberals

Independent member for Wentworth Dr Kerryn Phelps is expected to concede today as her Sydney seat turns blue once again. The seat of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was won by Phelps in a by-election last year, where she took the seat out of Liberal hands for the first time. During the by-election campaign, Phelps […]

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Coalition are set to form majority government with at least 76 seats

Coalition are set to form majority government with at least 76 seats

Returning Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the coalition have won 75 of the 76 seats needed to form a majority government in the House of Representatives. Final counts of marginal seats are still showing major support for the coalition on a two-party preferred basis, with the government looking to win 75 to 76 seats and […]

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Eurovision Song Contest have declared this year’s winner

Eurovision Song Contest have declared this year’s winner

The Eurovision Song Contest has played out in Tel Aviv overnight – deciding a winner from this year’s batch of international competitors. Though Australia and Sweden were in the race from the beginning, it was The Netherlands who took out this year’s competition with bisexual singer Duncan Laurence and his tune Arcade. Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke had […]

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Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott loses the seat of Warringah

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott loses the seat of Warringah

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has lost his long-held seat of Warringah in a noisy campaign against independent Zali Steggall. The conservative politician had safely held the seat since 1994, serving in numerous ministries under John Howard, as leader of the opposition and was the 28th Prime Minister of Australia for two years. Abbott was […]

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Taiwan becomes first nation in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Taiwan becomes first nation in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Taiwan has become the first Asian nation to legally recognise same-sex marriages – marking a very special International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Intersexism. On 17th May, Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill that would define the union between two people of the same gender as marriage. The bill won against other proposals that would […]

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Marriage equality was only a step on the way to equality for LGBTQI+ Australians

Marriage equality was only a step on the way to equality for LGBTQI+ Australians

OPINION 7,817,247 people said YES. That’s the number of Australians who voted for Marriage Equality. The moment that number was announced a wave of relief and euphoria washed over the LGBTQI+ communities all over Australia. The goodwill of Australia prevailed despite the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government throwing up obstacle after obstacle to placate the hard right of […]

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Review | Co3’s ‘THE LINE’ is anything but linear

Review | Co3’s ‘THE LINE’ is anything but linear

THE LINE | State Theatre Centre | til May 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★  I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of THE LINE, which has been described as a contemporary dance slash theatre performance. I was familiar with Co3 through their immensely popular work Frank Enstein, and found that work to be a comforting introduction […]

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