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Michael Shafar’s latest show is his most personal yet

Michael Shafar’s latest show is his most personal yet

Comedian Michael Shafar has been performing at Fringe World for several years, audiences have loved his shows like Jewish-ish and Kosher-Bacon. A finalist of the Raw Comedy competition he’s slowly been making his mark on the Australian comedy scene, while simultaneously working as a TV writer on The Project.   His latest offering however tackles much more serious […]

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Olivia Newton-John announces she’s battling cancer for a second time

Olivia Newton-John announces she’s battling cancer for a second time

Singer Olivia Newton-John has announced she’s battling breast cancer for the second time. The singer recently cancelled dates during her US tour when she began experiencing back pain. Earlier today the singer revealed that the pain she was experiencing had turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum. “I decided on my […]

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Nat Ripepi’s special show to support ovarian cancer research

When singer Nat Ripepi found out she had ovarian cancer she said her first reaction was total disbelief. “It’s hard to describe, my first reaction was disbelief. You say to yourself, ‘No, I’m healthy, I do all the right things.’ I just thought to myself, ‘it can’t be.’ Ripepi said once the doctors had completed […]

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Veteran Gay Newsreader Ian Ross Passes Away

Veteran Gay Newsreader Ian Ross Passes Away

Former broadcaster Ian Ross lost a battle with cancer in the early hours of April 30th. In January of this year, Ross revealed that he had pancreatic cancer that had spread to his liver. In an interview with Fairfax Media, Ross credited the support of his ex-wife, children, grandchildren and long term partner for his […]

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Stars Come Together for Chrissy Amphlett

Stars Come Together for Chrissy Amphlett

A host of Australia’s leading female singers have joined together to remember the late Chrissy Amplett by encouraging women to check for breast cancer. Amplett, who was the lead singer of The Divinyls, passed away in New York in April last year after a long struggle with breast cancer. Now Olivia Newton-John, Deborah Conway, Megan […]

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Prostate Cancer: Support for Gay Men

When local Perth man Peter Bastow got the call informing him he had prostate cancer, just days before his birthday no less, he was understandably devastated. “It was like someone had dropped a bomb on me,” he said “it was a big deal and I felt isolated and alone.” After the initial shock had subsided […]

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