Are Eagles fans getting a bum steer at the new billion-dollar stadium?

Certainly that’s the view of diehard Eagles fan, journalist Lindy Brophy.

She tells us how disappointed she was after her first visit to the spanking new facility, so much so that when she spotted AFL chief Gillon McLaughlin at the airport next day, she let him have it!

Read her piece in this week’s Starfish. Do you agree with her? Or is the new stadium a modern marvel? We welcome your comments.



Adventure lovers with a fascination for Indonesia will probably have heard of legendary Ring Of Fire explorer and filmmaker, Dr Lawrence Blair.

He and his brother Lorne were the first to take a camera across the entire archipelago, back in the 80s.

Our Indonesian correspondent Rachel Lovelock has been a fan of his since she first spotted him on the telly while shivering by the heater in drab Old Blighty with her folks.

Seeing this intrepid explorer on his tropical island-hopping wanderings changed her life, so much so that she’s now based in steamy Bali, living the life!

Starfish readers who would like to meet Dr Blair while visiting the exotic Spice Islands have the opportunity to do so. You’ll get a 10% discount on an upcoming SeaTrek sailing adventure on which Dr Blair is the special guest. Details in Rachel’s story.



Our film critics Margot and Ros have been glued to the silver screen as usual of late. In this issue, Margot reviews a sweet story of the bond between a man and an elephant, Pop Aye, currently on at the Somerville.



Ros reviews another Festival film, The Divine Order, a Swiss tale of #MeToo chauvinism, dating back to the early 70s, when, incredibly, women in Switzerland were still unable to vote or have their own bank account!



Also this week, for those who may have been tossing off the sheets in flurries of flushes, we have a recipe for a fine nutty biscuit that, with its healthy ingredients, will purportedly bring you back to a nice chilled and sedate state! It’s from the new cookbook Healthy Hormones.

Oh, and we’re six years old today. Thanks to all our Perth readers, and to those across Australia and around the world who read The Starfish and give us their feedback and support.

Here’s to the next six years!


Jacqui and Peter



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