AB Bishop On Going Native & Win Her New Book!

With our forests burning in wildfires across Australia, our own backyard gardens have never felt more precious. Slabs of welcome greenery in an increasingly over-cooked world....
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Craig Foster’s Fight for Hakeem

  What I admire greatly about Craig Foster is that he is so very understated. I met the man at a FECCA conference in Hobart recently, and as is obligatory these days when in...
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Film: Two Powerful Stories of Secrecy and Cover-Ups

Two new films, The Report and Official Secrets, are chilling reminders of the scurrilous deeds governments can get up to when trying to hide their actions from the people they...
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A Culinary Odyssey in Roma

    A tray of creamy pink icing studded pastries is being held my way– by a strapping Roman chap who looks like he’s just glided off a catwalk. “Mangia!” he commands....
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Turkish Recipe: Veal Meatballs with White Beans & Tahini Salad

    This hearty and delicious Turkish recipe is selected from the wonderful cookbook Adventures in Turkish Eating – Anatolia (Murdoch Books). Authors Somer...
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Film: Ride Like a Girl

Film: Ride Like a Girl

You don’t have to like racing to be inspired by Ride Like A Girl, the story of Michelle Payne’s historic winning ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. It’s a film about courage, determination, and a young woman’s refusal to be crushed by the racing industry’s blatant... read more
Film: Bangla

Film: Bangla

  Bangla, which has come to Perth with the Lavazza Italian Film Festival, is a witty romantic comedy with a thoughtful underlay. Its hero, 22-year-old Phaim, is an Italian citizen who lives in Rome with his conservative Muslim parents from Bangladesh. He loves... read more
Film: Animals

Film: Animals

    Best friends and flatmates Laura (Holliday Grainger, My Cousin Rachel) and Tyler (Alia Shawkat, TV’s Arrested Development) are soulmates in their early 30s. They lead a hedonistic existence of booze, drugs, hard-partying, and sex with disposable... read more
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