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...

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...

Does the Commonwealth have a new king?

By DARCY HAY: Take a bow to senior Aboriginal law-man Dadawarra Harris – he might be your new king. Dadawarra says a 1,041 page Federal Court judgement on native title in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia seven years ago affirmed him as the sovereign ruler of the Commonwealth, extinguishing the Crown's sovereignty at the ... Read More...

The shadow of history

By LIAM CHARLES: “That was a time when only the dead could smile…” Anna Akhmatova  On March the 16th, the body of Reshat Ametov was uncovered in a forest 60 kilometres from Simferopol, the drab and dusty capital of Crimea. His mangled body was wrapped in clear tape, with signs of torture. The 39-year ... Read More...

Cover girls or decision makers?

By MILENA DAMBELLI: In the newsroom that employs Dijana Damjanovic, the dreaded ‘glass ceiling’ doesn’t appear to exist for women. “I certainly see women in the top jobs around me… They’re feared, they’re powerful, they’re respected by many, and they do their job well.” Damjanovic is in her first year of ... Read More...