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Saturday 11 July 2015
Arts Theatre

i puritani: review

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Bellini’s masterpiece, I Puritani, originally premiered in 1835, and has since rarely been performed due to it’s complex vocal scores. Last Thursday, a stellar cast made a single gala performance as a production by Victorian Opera. This bel canto rendition definitely lived up to expectations. Aesthetically, the simple presentation worked in the show’s favour, with…
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Wednesday 1 July 2015
News

australia’s treatment of refugees just got uglier

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  In May, ten asylum seekers launched a High Court challenge against the Federal Government. The Human Rights Law Centre, representing the refugees, argued that the government had no clear legislative authority for offshore detainment, making it illegal. Another point of the case was to address whether using $1.2 billion of taxpayer money to run…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
News Opinion

tim hunt resignation was not too far

Eliza Graves-Browne
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    I have sympathy for Tim Hunt. First, the public shaming, and now, according to an interview in the Observer, being “hung out to dry” by scientific establishments. I agree that this situation would be horrendous for anyone, and that these comments may have very well been a nervous error, a miscommunication or a…
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Wednesday 17 June 2015
News Politics

employees with intellectual disabilities paid $0.99 per hour: no compensation, no justice

Eliza Graves-Browne
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The Senate has recently passed legislation which will give underpaid workers with intellectual disabilities 50% of their owed wage, on the condition that they waive their right to take court action or pursue the rest of their back payment. The 10,000 workers have been paid as little as $0.99 per hour under the Business Services…
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Featured Life News

paving the way for human cooperation: gender equality in early societies

Eliza Graves-Browne
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A two-year study of modern day hunter-gatherer societies has dismissed the idea that sexual equality is a new invention, or that it emerged with modernity, instead suggesting that egalitarianism was a norm for early civilisations. The anthropologists leading the discovery have also proposed that these early values are the indirect cause for human cooperation and…
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Celebrity Featured Film Opinion

kim kardashian: an unexpected advocate for mental health

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Kim Kardashian is surprising everyone with her recent involvement as Executive Producer in upcoming documentary, #RedFlag. The hour-long special will air during US Mental Health Awareness Month to explore mental health and its relationship to social media. After its premiere, Producer, Dr Drew Pinsky also plans to have an interactive follow-up and similarly themed programming…
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Tuesday 21 April 2015
Featured Politics World

campaign 2016: a different side to hillary clinton

Eliza Graves-Browne
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After Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she will be running in the US Presidential Election next year, the drastic transformation of her image from cold and calculating to feminine and soft has raised many questions regarding her policy stances, sincerity and motives. Clinton is no stranger to media spotlight, coming under scrutiny while acting as First Lady…
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Friday 17 April 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

lady sings it better: review

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Lady Sings It Better is an impressive cabaret group of four women, who are performing in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, that deliver a clever mix of musical talent and entertainment, with underlying feminist themes and hard-hitting pop culture critiques. The ladies, Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood, Annaliese Szota, and Fiona Pearson,…
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