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News February 29, 2020
Queensland’s domestic violence struggle
Despite the Queensland government’s huge financial commitment to the battle against family violence, the brutal murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children at the hands of her abusive husband highlight how far there is to go.
Culture September 07, 2019
Sydney Contemporary’s Barry Keldoulis
A catch-up with the director of the Sydney Contemporary art fair, Barry Keldoulis.
News November 16, 2019
Proposed reforms to NSW consent law
The draft proposals on consent law in NSW contain some vital reforms, but experts maintain that further action is needed to combat sexual violence.
Culture August 17, 2019
Supergroup Seeker Lover Keeper
On their second album, Wild Seeds, Seeker Lover Keeper took a more collaborative approach to songwriting. While the process was challenging, it created a more cohesive record and deepened the three musicians’ friendship. “It’s a real relief when you can relax and lean into that,” says Sarah Blasko. “You don’t have to get everything right or have all the perfect ideas. It’s really nice to see each person take the song forward at a different moment and you can kind of rest in that.”
News June 29, 2019
Sperm donation and parenthood
A recent High Court ruling has led to questions about how the law should define parenthood, especially when single women conceive with the help of known sperm donors.
Culture June 08, 2019
AGSA director Rhana Devenport
After achieving significant success as the director of two major New Zealand galleries, Rhana Devenport brings her ambitious vision to the Art Gallery of South Australia. Here, she talks about building relationships with artists and creating a safe space for audiences to explore challenging ideas. “I think that it is our role, working in a cultural organisation, to love our audience, to be as absolutely in love with our audience, to be thinking in multiple ways about how to be as expansive and open as humanly possible.”
Opinion May 25, 2019
Time to reform Queensland consent laws
“‘Mistake of fact’ comes from section 24 of the Queensland criminal code. It says that where the defendant had an ‘honest and reasonable but mistaken belief’ in a state of things that made their actions legal, they must be acquitted. This defence …”
News December 08, 2018
Queensland’s flawed bill of rights draft
Advocacy organisations and academics argue Queensland’s proposed bill of rights will enshrine procedural unfairness in court for survivors and victims of crime.
News September 22, 2018
Queensland debates abortion law
Next month, Queensland will debate changes to pregnancy termination legislation. While many argue current laws disadvantage poorer women, particularly in rural areas, others are keen to maintain the status quo.
Life September 08, 2018
My inbox after #MeToo
After writing about her experience of sexual assault, one woman found herself inundated with messages and confessions, both brave and gut-wrenching, from other survivors.