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National Press Club: International Women's Day UN Women Australia Forum

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to attend the International Women's Day UN Women Australia Forum at the National Press Club of Australia. The event marked 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and focused on topics including women's economic empowerment, violence against women, the success of gender quotas, and the value of...

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Aussie Politics - WTF mate?

It's WTF Wednesday! So i'm writing this post for two groups of people: Non-Aussies baffled by how ridiculous our political situation seems to be Equally baffled Aussies who just want to know, in layman's terms, what the hell is going on. I kinda feel like right now, every other democracy in the world is lol'ing...

Labor calls for TPP transparency at Canberra Forum, confirms limited release

Labor has used a community forum in Canberra to call on the Government to provide greater transparency surrounding the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The forum, held in Griffith on Tuesday night, was hosted by Federal Labor and mediated by Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann, and Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan.


Experiencing the Thai Food & Cultural Festival 2015

The Thai Food & Cultural Festival is the annual celebration of the tastes, colour, and beauty of Thailand. Held at the Royal Thai Embassy, the event is extremely popular, both for the deliciousness on offer and the cultural presentations on show.

Breakfast with a water view in Canberra

Where can you catch breakfast with a water view in our nation's capital? On a beautiful spring day, there's nothing better than indulging in a decadent breakfast with a view of one of Canberra's many lakes. Here's a list of some of the best places to

The Steptones Step Up

by Lucy Stone 24 August 2015 We recently sat down with the Canberra four-piece, The Steptones , to chat about the local music scene, their new singles and a 'mind-blasting' new music video! Tell me about the new singles!

P√Ętissez's FreakShakes are now in the City!

After delighting Canberrans with their signature 'FreakShakes' earlier this year, P√Ętissez is now set to launch a brand new store in Civic. The decadence of their crazy shakes sky-rocketed Patissez to international fame, with the 'Freakshake'

Six Foods You Must Eat at the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets

For the second year in a row, Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle will light up to host a variety of cultural and culinary delights. The Enlighten Night Noodle Markets are set to return for ten days Friday 4 March to celebrate the delicious diversity of

Vegan Eating with Organic Energy at The Living Green Festival

Find out how raw food - that's right, raw! - can have magical properties. At this year's Living Green Festival at Canberra's Albert Hall, Karen and Stella from Organic Energy demonstrated raw cuisine recipes. Simple and utterly filled with nutrients,

Top 7 Spots for a Picnic in Canberra

by Lucy Stone 2 November 2015 Picnics are one of my favourite springtime activities. Aside from being relaxing and affordable, who doesn't love soaking up the sunshine with good food and fresh air?


The past is a foreign land: A migrant's contemplation of "A Ticket to Paradise?"

As part of Canberra's 2015 Enlighten Festival, the National Archives of Australia opens 6-11pm for free exhibition tours over two weekends in February and March. A Ticket to Paradise? "delves into the rich diversity of the nation's migrants and their experiences, and looks at promotional campaigns which presented a Utopian view of Australia as a...

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My Favourite Place...

In the four wonderful months since Guide to Nothing burst from the womb of intellectual friendship*, I don't think i've done a nice informal blog. I had originally planned this one for a calm Friday night, but alas life has been busy, work has been constant, and my poor prose has been somewhat neglected.

Literature & Television

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Sehnsucht and past lives

So i'm that really weird person who, during an awkward silence, will come out with an existential question that makes everyone feel uncomfortable. Something like, "do you ever feel like you have a connection to a certain biome?" or "what was your past life?" And yes, this is a result of a need for social intimacy...

OVER MY DEAD BODY: Sexual Violence in HBO's Game of Thrones

In our society, we are fortunate enough that beheadings, incest, torture, and slavery are virtually unheard of. They strike a chord with very few viewers, providing only bloody colour for a world of entirely foreign substance, a world that doesn't even exist. They blend into the fantasy. They beco

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To the Lighthouse

"That was the country he liked best, over there; those sandhills dwindling away into darkness. One could walk all day without meeting a soul. There was not a house scarcely, not a single village for miles on end. One could worry things out alone. There were little sandy beaches where no one had been since...