Sex change for the Kimberley

  BY THERESE PHILIPS: “That business from before, where parents don’t talk about it, that’s long gone,” says Anne Lennard, Derby based aboriginal health worker, and foot solider in the war against sexually transmitted infection that is raging in the Kimberley. Her message to parents is plain and clear, “why you ... Read More...

What does the label on your back say?

By HARRIET ARMSTRONG: Due to the rise and popularity of high-end clothing made in the eastern world with countries like China and Vietnam opening new factories almost daily, clothing made in a Western country is becoming increasingly uncommon. Harriet Armstrong investigates the perils, challenges and history behind clothing made and manufactured ... Read More...

Sun sets on WA music festivals

By TEGAN GUTHRIE: In January this year, Big Day Out promoter AJ Maddah confirmed the 20-year-strong festival would not be returning to Perth in 2015. The following month, he also confirmed the same fate for his own touring festival, Soundwave. Attending a live music concert is a common 'to-do' on many people’s bucket lists. But following the ... Read More...

Once Upon a Time in the West

By NICK CAMPTON: Not for the first time in Australian history, there’s a stampede heading west. This current gold rush may not be as dramatic as the frantic clamoring’s for gold that dot Australian history, but the prizes are greater and the stakes are higher. Instead of the pickaxe or the ... Read More...

The darkness behind closed doors

By CARLA HORTON: Indian culture is full of rich passion and vibrant people, characteristics mirrored by those who have immigrated 'down under'. As the number of Indian citizens immigrating to Australia increases, so too does the rich multicultural landscape of our country. However, there is an underlying spectre that is evident ... Read More...

Secrets at the seams: The reality of the rag trade

By KATHERINE CANNON: Dirty deeds done dirt-cheap. Well so it would seem. As it stands there is currently an estimated 3.6 million ready-made garment workers employed throughout Bangladesh, 2.8 million of those are women. The ready-made garment industry has the potential in terms of employment and foreign exchange exports, to reduce ... Read More...