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The Carriageworks arts precinct. (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

To save the arts we don't need lobbyists, we need movie stars

Behind-the-scenes lobbying for the arts has been far less effective than using public figures to garner support. It's time for our stars to shine.

The Carriageworks arts precinct. (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Under COVID cover, Morrison enacts a war on culture — and wins

Australia has been letting the arts die by a thousand cuts for years — COVID-19 was just the latest stroke.

The Carriageworks arts precinct. (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Carriageworks collapse is just the tip of the iceberg in virus-inspired arts crisis

Sydney's Carriageworks arts precinct has gone into voluntary administration, just one sign of the trouble facing the arts sector.

Collingwood Football Club President Eddie McGuire (Image: AAP/Michael Dodge)

Harsh actions drive culture change push at the elite end of arts and sport

The coronavirus crisis has revealed the folly of stacking the boards of cultural organisations with members of the corporate elite.

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Turnbull offers a story of the glitz, glamour and superficiality of the city that made him

Like the city he comes from, Malcolm Turnbull's autobiography offers an exciting and glamorous ride, but reveals little beneath the surface.

Central Station Records in 1978 (Image: Supplied)

The record label that beat down Murdoch goes to No. 1

The David of record labels took on the 'big six' Goliaths and won, and changed the face of music in Australia.

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Where can we go on holidays now? How will we get there?

'The democratisation of travel might be over. We may be seeing travel return to its status as an elite pursuit.'

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How can we be free in an age of surveillance?

Until recently, the question of privacy lurked in the shadows. Suddenly it’s stumbled into the light to become a defining issue of our time.

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Sacrifice the Virgin! Air travel should be nationalised and socialised

Virgin Australia doesn't exist anymore. Labor and the unions must now protect airline workers and propose bolder ideas for our future.

Author and journalist Jess Hill speaking in 2017 (Image: AAP/Paul Miller)

Silence be damned: book for these troubled times takes out top prize

2020 Stella Prize winner See What You Made Me Do, an examination of domestic violence, is a fitting book for Australia's unprecedented crisis.