Tidbit: The hypocrisy of Scott Morrison's "free country"
Articles
You may recall hearing the phrase ‘it’s a free country’ thrown around the schoolyard. It acts as a justification. It’s not a counter argument, it’s an on the spot defence, lacking in substance and without forethought.
Hello, it's me again.
Poetry
I’m missing out on autumn / Taking a break from the leaves / A pause on my emotions. But I know when the sun comes up / They’ll just come rolling in on their tandem bicycle.
The Penny Mint Podcast: Going Live
Podcast
Ella, Mia and Jake discuss the pros and cons of going live in isolation, highlight their TV guilty pleasures, and share some pieces first performed at Stay In, Speak Out, The Penny Mint's fortnightly Instagram live stream.
These times are strange: a collective poem
Events
In these uncertain times of self isolation we at The Penny Mint would like to create a collective poem to detail this moment in history
On Unions and the Working Class.
Articles
In my father’s household, Peter Lalor was the name of a saint. From it all, I’d learnt a valuable lesson: if the higher-ups won’t listen, make them.
3 min read
Just Play Ball
Articles
I want to hold hands with my partner and lose my voice at a packed concert. And we will, soon. But no app will get us there faster.
3PM
Poetry
Here: 3PM / & lonely stinging nettle / gathers grossly at my ankles, taking them for a quick bath
I Am A Lion. On 'Melb Guys Pal'
Articles
Content warning: This piece discusses violence against women and r*pe.
3 min read
Stay In, Speak Out on Instagram Live
Events
An hour of spoken word, poetry and open mic conversation every fortnight, live on Instagram!
The Penny Mint Podcast: Purpose
Podcast
Jake, Mia and Ella come to you from their bedrooms with a big announcement, but first: as we continue to self-isolate, how are we structuring our days? How do we find purpose?
A Body in a Borrowed Shirt
Poetry
I’m wearing a borrowed shirt / and I’ve stained it with a dish I call / “curry adjacent”
1 min read
Homebody
Video
"Solace" sounds better than "solitude", I think, and "rhythm" sounds better than "rut".
1 min read
Lessons We Learned
Memoir
After a long, anxiety-inducing summer spent isolated with my parents in our family home on the burning NSW South Coast, it seems I learned some lessons about dread and impending doom that have come in handy.
3 min read
The Penny Mint Podcast: Isolation
Podcast
Mia, Ella and Jake are working from home this month, so this episode of The Penny Mint Podcast sounds a little bit different to what you're used to by now.
1 min read

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