Vivid Sydney 3/5/17 (in photos)

Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney’s CBD and in various other locations around Sydney.  This year it’s running from the 26th of May to the 17th of June. For more information visit Vivid’s website.

For the Love of Dogs

  It’s a practice that has been going on in Australia for at least 100 years. There are 65 recognised racing venues. With at least one in every capital city. There were more than 300,000 greyhounds participating in approximately 40,000 races in Australia in 2015. Every year, punters gamble four billion dollars on the results.…

Federal Government’s Funding Boost for Sydney’s Scientology School

An inner-west school associated with the Church of Scientology will receive a 75% increase in federal government funding over the next 10 years, according to the government’s school funding estimator. The Athena School in Newtown is an independent co-ed kindergarten to grade 10 school. According to the school’s website its philosophies are based on the…

The media’s inter-generational clickbait war

I am a millennial. I am lazy, stupid, screwed for the future and killing off pretty much every industry. Leslie is a baby boomer. She is selfish, racist, entitled and part of the worst generation in history. That is, if google predictive search is to be believed. These statements should obviously be taken with a…

Poverty Porn: The line between informative and exploitative

Think about the news images that are the most memorable and have left the biggest impact on you. Whether it be the aftermath of a bomb blast in Syria or the lifeless body toddler washed up on a beach in Turkey chances are- it’s graphic. And if it’s not, it probably shows someone’s emotional reaction…