The gaslighting of a city
Articles
It took a single announcement to shatter the last vestiges that ‘we’re all in this together’, with the state government letting the burden for its disastrous hotel quarantine scheme fall on marginalised communities in Melbourne’s north and west.
Tidbit: Morrison’s past proves useful in the erasure of Indigenous history - but we’re not buying what he’s selling
Articles
As the outrage of the Black Lives Matter movement spread globally, this time sparked by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of violent Minneapolis police, Australia has been forced to confront their own race relations.
Moving Into Home: Recipes for Moving Out
Recipes
Moving out for the first time, it is easy to forget how much the notion of home and community revolves around food. Nor do you stop running long enough to pause and reflect on how quickly your diet has degraded to two minute noodles.
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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.
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.
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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.
I Am A Lion. On 'Melb Guys Pal'
Articles
Content warning: This piece discusses violence against women and r*pe.
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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
Sick? Lit. (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tragedy)
Memoir
To be as honest as I can, all I wanted was to find a character who I saw myself in on some strange, chronic illness level and I’ve still yet to do so.
Melbourne Music. A Year Later.
Memoir
About a year ago, I wrote an article on here announcing a boycott of all line-ups without gender diversity. There have been a lot of consequences, and I thought I’d take the time to share some of them with you
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You Can Put Wings On Politics, But You Can't Call It An Emu
Articles
It’s interesting to think about the left and right wing politics that have encapsulated my lifetime in a non-stop battle between everyone who wants the world to be a better place and everyone who’s afraid of change
On Leaders in Crisis.
Articles
A car radio plays nearby, feeding through evacuation information and the phone numbers of relief services. A few feet away, my boyfriend watches a press conference by Daniel Andrews, who tells us that, as of 9:30am, 28 people are missing.
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Celebrating Endings.
Memoir
Despite everything that VCE was, I look upon my final days of high school with a strong pull of nostalgia. Not for lack of cause: I memorialised every event as though it were a scene from Breakfast Club.
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An Open Letter to Catholic School Boys
Articles
Content warning: This piece discusses violence against women, sexual assault and r*pe.
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