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Award Season

By GREG MAFFETT
Published: December 1, 2010

The art of immobility.

Annihilation

By GREG MAFFETT
Published: November 30, 2010

Annihilation happens.

Location

By GREG MAFFETT
Published: November 30, 2010

It matters.

What I'm not doing

By GREG MAFFETT
Published: November 9, 2010

Bailing.

Revenge of the Reliquary Arm

By GREG MAFFETT
Published: November 4, 2010

A documentary that misses one key point.

Financial Acumen

By GREG MAFFETT
Published: November 3, 2010

News is news. Whether it is good or just depends on how you look at it.

Queensland Apology to Children in Mental Hospitals

By BARBARA LANE
Published: April 11, 2010

The Queensland Government has given an Apology to state wards who were placed in adult mental institutions last century..

Forgotten Australians are Now Remembered Australians

By BARBARA LANE
Published: January 22, 2010

In the Northern Rivers, some who were previously called Forgotten Australians are Now-Remembered Australians!

Qld to Apologise to State Wards in Adult Mental Health

By BARBARA LANE
Published: January 22, 2010

Children under state care orders who were inappropriately placed in adult mental health facilities in Queensland during the last century will finally receive the apology they have lobbied for.

An Apology for the Forgotten Australians

By BARBARA LANE
Published: November 11, 2009

Australia is ready to apologise to up to 500,000 "Forgotten Australians", those who spent time in institutions and out-of-home care in the last century, many of whom suffered terrible abuse and neglect...

Live Exportation - Australia's Sheep Ship Hell

By GREGG CALLOW
Published: September 6, 2009

Australia is currently the largest exporter of live animals in the world. The conditions on these massive carrier ships are horrendous. Groups fight for the end of live exports but the exporters want it to continue while letting animals die en route.

The Regent's Last Picture Show.

By GREGG CALLOW
Published: August 10, 2009

The future of the historic Regent Theatre is in limbo as the current lease finishes in mid 2010. Since 1929 it has brought thousands of movie goers pleasure through its pictures and ornate decor. It is a glimpse of a time when picture houses reigned.

Lunch with Australian Federal Treasurer

By BARBARA LANE
Published: July 10, 2009

Australian Federal Treasurer spoke about the global economic crisis, among other things, at a luncheon in July.

Call for Apology to 500,000 Abused Children

By BARBARA LANE
Published: July 6, 2009

A Senate Review of the "Forgotten Australians" and "Lost Innocents" Inquiries has called for a Federal Government apology to around 500,000 children who suffered abuse and neglect in Australian childrens' institutions.

Smouldering Toxic Time Bombs

By GREGG CALLOW
Published: June 8, 2009

Cigarette butts are becoming a massive waste problem due to their slow break down time and the 4,000 chemicals they contain. As smokers are forced outside they are dropping their butts any where due to the lack of proper bins and education.