Palliative care lends a helping hand

An edited version of this was published in The Jakarta Post on 14/2/18 In a high-density neighbourhood in North Jakarta, nurse Susi is visiting one of her patients. Dea (not her real name) is 18 months old and she is HIV positive. At her young age has already had a serious bout of pneumonia which…

Wealth, prosperity and silk

  An edited version of this was printed in The Jakarta Post on 3/2/2018 Embroidery, Chinese motifs, bold colours, and silk kick off the lunar new year for fashion. last week designer Ghea Panggabean, one of Indonesia’s most prolific home-grown designers, launched a new collection to mark the lunar new year. Her new collection “Selendang…

Social Media and Defamation Law in Australia

Transcript: In an age where everybody is a publisher it’s more important than ever to know about defamation laws. What is defamation? What isn’t defamation? … and why should you care? Defamation in simple terms is the act of publishing something which ruins a person’s reputation. Something that may change the way people think about…

A 30,000 Person “Yes” for Marriage Equality

Over 30,000 protesters gathered at Town Hall in Sydney today in what was the country’s biggest marriage equality rally, more than doubling the previous record breaking march in Melbourne. The protesters marched from Town Hall square to Customs House causing the streets in the CBD to be closed for more than 45 minutes to accommodate…

Transport heritage comes to life

Video transcript: Allison: Sydney’s transport history came to life this weekend at the Transport Heritage Expo at Central Station. The event is organised by Transport Heritage NSW and Transport NSW and showcases Sydney’s vibrant transport history. Andrew Moritz: Transport is so much a part of our everyday lives. It’s about how cities developed, how countries…

Sydney pride protest fronted by a new generation of activists

Holly is 13 years old. She’s in year 8 at high school. And she, along with her friends, represent a new generation of LGBT activism. Around 500 members of and allies to the LGBT community, including Holly, gathered at Town Hall in Sydney in opposition to the policies of prime minister Malcolm Turnball and United…