Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Collaboration can be hard; it takes a special kind of mutual respect, an enormous amount of flexibility and, of course, a lot of trust.
Mem Fox and Judy Horacek – the pairing that brought the world Where Is the Green Sheep? – represent the most fruitful kind of creative team. In a special event tailored for parents, teachers and librarians…
The F Word: Sport
In this instalment of the F Word series, we’re looking at feminism and sport. Our panellists – including sports writer Angela Pippos, world champion surfer Layne Beachley, and Olympic gold medallist swimmer Leisel Jones, whose physique was targeted by media just two days before the start of London 2012 – will discuss how media representation of women’s sport affects participation and attitudes at…
Africa Talks: Books and Tales
The final of the 2015 Africa Talks series focuses on stories, both true and invented, with Africa at their heart. Host Santilla Chingaipe and guests including Abdi Aden, Alia Gabres and Valanga Khoza discuss ways in which stories of Africa work to define our understanding of the continent and dig into ideas about how modern African stories should be told.
Scientology: Fair Game?
Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, once defined the religion as being in service of ‘a civilisation without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights’.
Almost 60 years since its foundation, though, Scientology has become a uniquely contentious phenomenon – with…
Vivien Johnson: Papunya’s Daughters
Papunya, 240 kilometres from Alice Springs, is the closest town to Australia’s continental pole of inaccessibility – the furthest point from any coastline. It’s in the very centre of the continent and it’s central to the history of contemporary Aboriginal art.
That history, however, is complicated. Papunya was the home of the Western Desert art movement in the 1970s, which…
‘Work-life balance is bullshit.’ So says Russel Howcroft: ad man, media personality and TV executive.
Russel is a man of many passions, equally well-known for his appearances on ABC1’s The Gruen Transfer, as a board member of Melbourne Football Club and as a senior executive at the TEN Network. His new book, When It’s Right to be Wrong, offers…
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