Cleveland welcomes The Gay Games

By Edoardo Mesiti The 9th annual Gay Games were held in Cleveland Ohio, in the United States from 9-16 August. The games, which were first held in 1982, follow a similar format to the Olympics, featuring multiple sports and held every four years. The big difference between the two, however, is that anyone can join […]


‘Living With the Enemy’, SBS

BY EDOARDO MESITI Ever wondered what would happen if, for ten days, a Sudanese refugee lived with a pro-nationalist, or if a conservative Anglican minister shared a home with a recently married gay couple? SBS will explore these and other scenarios in its new six part documentary series Living with the Enemy, set to air in […]


Bloody business as usual

BY TRAUDY GLASENCNIK In an industry deemed by Welfare Groups such as Animals Australia and the RSPCA to be the cruellest and unnecessary form of animal suffering imaginable, the global markets view seems more casual: it’s bloody business as usual. An ongoing war of reason between farmers, politicians the public and animal welfare groups rages on, with an end […]


$100K reward to find AC/DC manager’s killer

“Fun-loving, friendly and decent” – manager of AC/DC (left), and a police sketch of the man wanted for information relating to his death.   BY EDOARDO MESITI A $100,000 reward is being offered for any information that will lead to the capture of the murderers of AC/DC manager Crispin Dye. The 41 year old was […]


Oh Captain, My Captain

BY CHARLTON BURNELL Robin McLaurin Williams was found dead this morning in his home in California. He was 63. It is being reported that the hilarious and talented actor took his own life after suffering bouts of depression. In a statement, his publicist Mara Bauxbam said:  “This is a tragic and sudden loss.” Robin’s wife […]


Report card: the course so far

Petersham TAFE’s Certificate IV class … sinking their teeth into journalism. Photo: Ed Brown   BY AIDAN LAWSON Twenty students have just experienced their first two weeks at Petersham TAFE in Sydney and are almost a day through their third. The course is Certificate IV Screen and Media (Journalism) and it is for people “who […]

Breaking news News

Breaking news | August 4

Health workers prepare to treat patients who have contracted Ebola in Guinea. Photo: EC/ECHO/flickr   Ebola: Aussie travel warning BY ED BROWN The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has partnered with the Department of Health to urge travelling Australians to reconsider visiting Sierra Leone, Liberia and/or Guinea due to the serious outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. […]


Review: The Composer Is Dead!

By Alexandra Talifero ‘The Composer is Dead’ is a fabulous murder-mystery story, written and composed as an orchestral presentation by Lemony Snicket and Nathaniel Stookey in 2006. It was principally designed as an entertaining, educational piece for children to learn about the world of traditional concert orchestras.