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The Snowtown Murders

Before I say anything, massive trigger warning on this one. There are some very graphic, violent and upsetting scenes and subject manners that run rampant throughout this film. 527 more words

Review

Australian Author Challenge: Lancaster Men by Peter Rees

In June 2012, the Bomber Command Memorial was dedicated in London. Those present witnessed 55,573 poppies tumbling from a Lancaster, one for every Bomber Command man killed during the war, the iconic red flower symbolising the souls of those lost to Bomber Command operations during World War 2. 284 more words

Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth

In brief: The Pre-Raphaelites artists wanted to change the world with their ideas of beauty and love. Their real lives were not quite as beautiful. 760 more words

Book Review

The Newspaper of Claremont Street, Elizabeth Jolley

Up till now I have read only one Elizabeth Jolley, The Well, which I wrote on during my studies 12 or so years ago. I would have used my essay as the basis for a post, being shameless in my recycling, only I cannot find it. 768 more words

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The Babe Rainbow Brainwashes Us With 60s Groove In Their Single “Johny Says Stay Cool”

The Babe Rainbow’s latest single “Johny Says Stay Cool” sounds like a track composed in the 60s that feels like a commercial song you heard during your childhood. 282 more words

NEWS

Australia’s Experiment in Restraining Executive Bonuses

(Source: hbr.org)

Some researchers have argued that big CEO bonuses — a relatively recent phenomenon — are a failed experiment. They don’t provide executives with the right incentives, and at the organizational level, they can decrease morale and fuel cynicism, especially if CEO pay climbs while average wages stall or grow more slowly, as they have in countries like the U.S., UK, and Australia. 954 more words

Money Matters

House from The Castle goes for hire on AirBnB

Before I begin, I’d like to say that any Australian over the age of 15 who hasn’t seen TheCastle should have their citizenship revoked. It is an absolute Australian classic, one of the greatest films ever about the ultimate Aussie underdog fighting off the big suits. 245 more words

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