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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: writing to the wire

Kaylia Payne
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‘Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire’ – Adrienne Rich Writing to the Wire is a collection of poems about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. Featuring poetry from academics, writers, refugee advocates and refugees themselves, it is a powerful look at our national identity, namely,…
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Friday 2 September 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: so sad today

Kaylia Payne
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So Sad Today is a book of personal essays by Melissa Broder, detailing her struggles with addiction, anxiety, panic disorder, relationships and an overwhelming fear of death. The book originated from an anonymous Twitter account of the same name in 2012, tweeting about the human condition in catchy one-sentence bites that were in equal parts…
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Wednesday 21 October 2015
News

news round-up 21.10.15

Cheyne Anderson
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  In future news…It’s Back to the Future Day! Today is the day Marty McFly and Doc travelled to from 1989. While we’re lacking in hover boards and double-ties, check out this piece from the BBC on how close we’ve come to some of the predictions from the film. In Australia…Our woeful human rights record…
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Tuesday 20 October 2015
News

news round-up 20.10.15

Amy Mckenna
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  In Australia Former Bulldogs player, Hazem El-Masri, has been charged with appalling domestic violence offences involving his 25-year-old wife. Medical marijuana might finally become legal in Australia, following Greens minster Shane Rattenbury’s introduction of a legislation to establish an ACT scheme for the cultivation and supply of medical cannabis. Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull met…
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Wednesday 14 October 2015
News

news round-up 14.10.15

Cheyne Anderson
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  In celebrity news… Jennifer Lawrence continues to lead the way, penning an open letter titled Why do I make less than my male co-stars? in which she nails the double standard of bossy women/strong men at the Hollywood negotiating table. The letter was written in light of the Sony Hack that revealed how just…
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Tuesday 13 October 2015
News

news round-up 13.10.15

Amy Mckenna
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  In Australia Doctors at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Victoria are refusing to send asylum seeker children back to detention centres post-treatment, as they believe it would be detrimental to the children’s health. A 23-year-old rape victim from the Nauru detention center has been transferred to Australia to receive an abortion, following Malcom Turnbull’s…
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Wednesday 7 October 2015
News

the TPP: agreement reached on secret trade deal

Cheyne Anderson
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    The Trans Pacific Partnership is coming soon to an economy near you. This week, US-lead negotiations for the TPP reached consensus after a marathon seven years of back and forth on the biggest trade deal of our time. This means that while an agreement has been reached, the TPP still needs to be…
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Tuesday 6 October 2015
News

scale investors are working to increase female entrepreneurs in Australia

Amy Mckenna
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    An investment group known as Scale Investors are working to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in Australia. The group, set up in 2013, already has 59 female members, and say they are planning to encourage more women to become investors in order to tackle the male-driven world that is the investment community….
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Thursday 1 October 2015
News World

humans of the refugee crisis

Cheyne Anderson
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    The creator of Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton, is focusing his lens on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Middle East and Europe. As the name suggests, Humans of New York usually documents the stories of people out and about in New York. With a following of 15 million people on Facebook alone,…
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Wednesday 23 September 2015
News

high times for snoop’s online cannabis start-up

Cheyne Anderson
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  Snoop Dogg and business partner, Ted Chung, have announced a new online project called Merry Jane. Launching in October, the website will be a portal for all things cannabis. It is tipped to feature interactive elements such as a dispensary-mapping service and consumer guides. It will also host media content, including the series Deflowered,…
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Saturday 19 September 2015
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news round-up 19.9.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Bridget Conway interviews playwright Laura Jackson and artist Antony Makhlouf, and reviews the non-fiction book Not Just Black and White: a conversation between a mother and a daughter. Loani Arman receives a letter from her period. Cheyne Anderson discusses the the Liberal leadership spill. Could chastity save the 21st century?…
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
News

elizabeth broderick fights cuts to the paid parental leave scheme

Amy Mckenna
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  Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has warned that the proposed cuts to paid parental leave could further increase the gender pay gap. Broderick, who fought for the paid parental leave scheme at the beginning of her career, told press last Wednesday that in order for Australian women to make progress, a strong paid parental…
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Sunday 6 September 2015
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news round-up 6.9.15

Kaylia Payne
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On Lip this week Jessica Oliver interviews Melbourne-based photographer Elly Freer A poem a day keeps the doctor away: Bridget Conway reveals how poetry has helped her to live with a mental illness Loani Arman teaches us how to make a pad out of toilet paper Clara Borg discusses female masturbation Australia’s ‘stop the boats’…
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Friday 4 September 2015
News

julia gillard decides same-sex marriage should be legalised after all

Amy Mckenna
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    Julia Gillard has sparked controversy following her change in position on same-sex marriage, with critics saying that she should have acted when she was in power. People have been lashing out at Gillard after she gave a speech at Victoria University, where she declared that she is now in support of same-sex marriage….
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