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Untitled (Look), 2023

By Kim Ánh Ngo Bui, Mozambican-born Vietnamese Year 2 student doing a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, SCA.


Breakthrough could prevent mice crop damage

Australian scientists have come up with a novel way to prevent mice demolishing wheat crops. With mice heavily reliant on their sense of smell to find food, the team from the University of Sydney camouflaged...

Creative Nonfiction

Vinyl: the unexpected underdog of the streaming era

In September 2022, Joshua “Josh” Gibbs opened Crosstalk Records in Leichhardt, some 14 years after the record store he worked at as a teenager...

Leppington: Local memories of a dramatically changing suburb

To the average Sydneysider, Leppington will only be recognisable as the terminating station on the T2 Southwest and Inner West Rail Link. Ask a...

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The Medicare scheme built to fail

In 2008, Australia's Department of Health had an empty box to tick. Introduced by the Rudd government, The Dental Benefits Act (2008) promised disadvantaged Australians subsidised dental services. The Health and Aged Care sector needed...


The Poetics Of Ageing: The Rebellion Of Helen Lyne

The Poetics of Ageing: The Rebellion of Helen Lyne is a podcast hosted by aspiring journalist Zara Upfold, in conversation with renowned spoken word poet and author Helen Lyne. Helen and Zara discuss poetry as...


GEEPEETEE told me   GEEPEETEE, a well-known Chinese psychic who claims to be the descendant of ”GEEsus”, has a reputation for being open to all kinds of questions and capable of providing “life-changing” advice. Through testimonies and the...


Korean Film Festival tours Australia

The Korean Film Festival opened in Sydney on August 24 celebrating its 14th anniversary with a fresh line up of 13 films, delivering some of South Korea’s best flicks across Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and...