Everyone agrees that the best players should always get the most opportunities in any sport, but unfortunately for the South Sudanese community, that hasn’t been the case in Australian and Victorian basketball. Kuany Kuany, a South Sudanese Australian professional basketballer admits that “he’s one of the lucky ones”, because he didn’t face the challenges many of his lesser known friends have.Continue reading
Women and children living in regional, rural and remote areas are more likely to experience family violence than their city-living counterparts, with those living in geographically isolated locations facing additional barriers when it comes to accessing essential support services.Continue reading
The struggles of trying to fit in and feel a sense of belonging weigh down on us, whilst at the same time, we’re trying to figure out who we really are. But how do you find your sense of self and your own identity when you feel like there’s no one who truly understands you? For many third culture kids, that’s exactly how they feel – stuck in the middle or the ‘in-between’, not quite belonging anywhere.Continue reading
The revised Splendour line-up now features three new headliners, Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator – all of which are male. The original line-up (which is now being revised) was heavily male orientated as well with only 44% of artists featuring at least one non-male member. This received heavy criticism from fans and the media alike, with Project U founder Nic Kelly taking to twitter saying that it “feels like they exhausted the wishlist (ie. Lana) and gave up”.Continue reading
There have been multiple headlines over the last few months depicting the rudeness and lack of consideration for those with disabilities; most shockingly people with disabilities having shopping stolen from their carts during panic buying. If the 2020 pandemic has revealed anything, it is how little our society is programmed to aid those with a vision impairment.Continue reading
The Australian screen industry has become a prominent source of storytelling in the nation’s vibrant and eclectic entertainment scene. It’s an industry that continues to be internationally recognised through both the film and television disciplines. It helps shape our concept of the Australian reality, and the world’s.Yet if women aren’t equally represented in the industry, how can the stories told be deemed a fair representation of society?Continue reading
Amongst the chaos and hard hit to the arts industry, the pandemic has created room for conversation within the dance community.
Dance pioneers in street and club dance styles from the United States have decided to cull the term “urban” due to it being a derogatory reference to the African American experience and an example of how the dance industry has capitalised on and exploited Hip hop culture.Continue reading
Increasingly severe COVID19 outbreaks across Victoria in 2020 saw the VFL, Country, Metro, VAFA and NAB Leagues put on hold.
Initially, the seasons were postponed during the first wave of the virus in around April / May.
By the middle of the year, following the easing of restrictions after a lull in infection rates, there was some hope the season could be salvaged.Continue reading
In the era of droughts, fires and cultural loss, land lovers have worked to ensure the next generation doesn’t repeat the mistakes of the past.
Pockets of innovation have sprung up across the country, often guided by Australia’s First Nations people, whose wisdom spans further than 50,000 years.Continue reading
U.S. President Donald Trump is trailing in the polls, lacking a clear campaign message and running against a popular former Vice-President; but here, in Australia and around the world, millions of ‘QAnon’ conspiracy theorists are taking to social media as ‘digital soldiers’ to tilt the electoral scales back in Trump’s favour.Continue reading