Elizabeth Flux
is a Melbourne-based writer and editor.

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Life November 28, 2020

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical supply chain – from raw ingredients to the bathroom cabinet – is a complicated science in itself. The onset of Covid-19 has also highlighted how fragile it can be.

Culture October 10, 2020

Children’s author Ted Prior

Four years ago, children’s author Ted Prior thought he had finished with his beloved character Grug. But with a new book and a theatre adaptation celebrating its 10th anniversary, it seems that he is far from done. “I just enjoy the way young children think and the way they do things – and I think there is a bit of the young child in all of us.”

Culture June 13, 2020

There in spirit

“If they had given me a choice in who I’d want to haunt for the rest of their mortal life, it would have been a toss-up between a celebrity – a real celebrity, although I don’t really mind which one, they all kind of homogenise after a point – …”

Life May 16, 2020

Researching SARS-CoV-2

Amid the rush to unpick the mysteries of Covid-19 and its effects, clinicians are scrambling to understand the information they have and prioritise what needs to be looked at next.

Architecture December 21, 2019

The burial belt

If death is a certainty, so is the fact that the Earth is running out of space for cemeteries. Two Australians are trying to design a solution.

Culture October 26, 2019

Irish comedian and actor Dylan Moran

Almost two decades after the wild success of Black Books, Dylan Moran returns to Australia with a new stand-up show, Dr Cosmos. He talks about finding his place in the world and what a Charlie Chaplin film has to say about modern life. “What was extraordinary to me throughout Modern Times was how inclusive it was. Chaplin was laughing in the most general sense at the way we’re living, what we’re doing to ourselves, how we’re fucking up our priorities, you know? We need a film just like that about now. I think how we live is pretty screwy right now.”

Culture October 19, 2019

QAGOMA’s Geraldine Barlow

A chat in a cafe with Geraldine Barlow, head of international art for the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

Culture September 07, 2019

Composer Lebo M and that famous movie chant

Exiled from South Africa as a teenager, Lebo M made his way to the US with nothing but his talent. Eventually he escaped poverty and built a career, creating one of cinema’s most iconic and enduring musical moments. “You get driven and get motivated by the fact that where you come from opportunity was zero, and you have an indirect responsibility to be somebody.”

Culture June 22, 2019

Musician Cale Sexton

A visit to the studio of composer Cale Sexton to discuss his commission for the Federation Bells.

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