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2020 UMSU Committee and Council Candidates
4 September 2020

Are you voting in the 2020 UMSU Elections? UMSU Election week is from the 7-11 September 2020. Here you can find your candidates and their statements below in alphabetical order by position. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate in reaching out to the Deputy Returning Officer, Stephen Luntz. Other relevant information may be […]

2020 UMSU Office Bearer Candidates
4 September 2020

Are you voting in the 2020 UMSU Elections? UMSU Election week is from the 7-11 September 2020. Here you can find your candidates and their statements below in alphabetical order by position. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate in reaching out to the Deputy Returning Officer, Stephen Luntz. Other relevant information may be […]

2020 UMSU Ticket Statements
4 September 2020

Are you voting in the 2020 UMSU Elections? UMSU Election week is from the 7-11 September 2020. Here you can find your candidates and their statements below in alphabetical order by position. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate in reaching out to the Deputy Returning Officer, Stephen Luntz. Other relevant information may be […]

Growing Up in the Climate Crisis
26 August 2020

Growing up in the climate crisis My country is burning. Ten years ago, this meant that the pavement was too hot to walk on when I was too lazy to wear slippers to put the bins out. It meant sausage sizzles and relatives drinking VB on the verandah. It meant that you could hear rain […]

Weapons Manufacturer’s Partnership with University and UMSU Raises Tough Ethical Questions
26 August 2020

University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU)-affiliated clubs were selected for funding from the defence company Boeing, potentially breaching the Union’s own constitution, sponsorship policy, and official public stance.  In 2019, Boeing — ranked the second-highest grossing global weapons manufacturer for the last three years — committed to partnership funding for both the University’s School of […]

Nonfiction

Why Bystander Intervention Matters
24 September 2020

You would think that our public spaces being almost empty during a pandemic would make them free of harassment. Yet, throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen people from all walks of life experience harassment—from school children to fellow students at the University, people experiencing homelessness to Melbourne city councillors. Harassment is pervasive; however, not everyone is […]

Deborah Cheetham OAM
7 September 2020

Welcome to Canon in She, a column that celebrates women who compose music. This time, I am dedicating the entire column to Deborah Cheetham.

Florence Price, Delia Derbyshire & Wendy Carlos
14 July 2020

Welcome to Canon in She, a column about female composers of Western classical music, and a few major trailblazers in electronic music as well. Today, I present three brilliant women from the 20th century.

Spilling a Little Tea on the Fast Fashion Industry
13 July 2020

So, yesterday, I saw a Facebook post that said, ‘Sis, you still crying over a guy with only four sets of clothes?’.

A Sex and Dating Guide During COVID-19
25 April 2020

With many countries going into lockdown and millions staying home, the coronavirus is definitely the biggest cockblock of 2020. Couples and single folks alike are wondering: “How the hell do I get freaky in a time like this?”.

Creative

Badass Women
26 August 2020

Up next we have the lovely walking encyclopedia, Hypatia of Alexandria. The daughter of a well-respected academic, Hypatia was an Ancient Greek-Egyptian astronomer, mathematician and philosopher who was born around 350 CE (Common Era). She was raised outside the constricting gender roles within Egyptian-Greek society by her forward thinking Papa and thrived as a professor […]

Fantasy
26 August 2020

When the quarter moon sets,                                       Something is perhaps known, or even                              a line descends                                                    revealed in the moonlight, between him and him, them and them, her and her                                                                                                        yet, and yet it breaks, in some shape and form, it is lost a little           just a little              […]

Zipper
26 August 2020

Picture my mouth as a zipper, one that you open and close whenever you like.  If I talk too much you slide that cold metal across my lips and force me to be silent if I talk too little you push words inside my wet cave of a mouth.  I rip the zipper from my […]

鱼 (You)
26 August 2020

Two boats cast their fishing nets, I am the mermaid caught in the middle, 来回,来回, they both compete.  They reach for spears when they realise 美人鱼不是那么好抓的. And isn’t it better to kill, Than have a creature of two worlds?  The waves offer me up treacherously, 风一样毫不留情, I’m sushi ready to be served, 在金色的玉碗里. 当你们 scraped […]

The Cherryman: Overneath the Cold Cracked Hall
26 August 2020

On the moon’s longest night, during the feast of Lune Harbour, cupped mead and slight comments danced courtly between Queen Sabbas IX and her duchesses and ladies. Jesters, firebreathers, novel conjurers and their travel-worn familiars paid tribute. Drunken commonfolk with crumpled invitations bawled their gratitude. Flourishing, grovelling, performing, and staying silently prayerful in the presence […]

Culture

Review: no visible bruises: what we don’t know about domestic violence can kill us
8 September 2020

Snyder shines the light primarily on the American justice system as she breaks her book down into three sections “The End”, “The Beginning” and “The Middle”, which explore how we come to know about domestic abuse and how it can be born.

Review: The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code
7 September 2020

Judith Hoare: The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes Scribe Publications, 2020. ISBN, 9781922310439, pp. 416, $29.99   Face, accept, float, let time pass. This was the six-word mantra that gave hundreds of thousands of people control over their anxiety. Australian journalist Judith Hoare chronicles the fascinating life of […]

Review: The Pact – A Slow-Burn Mystery for the Zoom Era
4 September 2020

Bitten By Production’s 2020 theatrical season was one of the many creative casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not to be stymied by the lockdown performance drought, the company has produced a 14-episode miniseries instead, bringing together a team of emerging writers to create a compelling story from isolation. The episodes are punchy and short, telling […]

Review: Something That May Shock and Discredit You
20 August 2020

Daniel M. Lavery: Something That May Shock and Discredit You Scribe Publications, 2020. ISBN, 9781922310040, pp. 256, $29.99   Something That May Shock and Discredit You is a work that is incredibly comforting for a trans reader. It is, at its heart, a sincere exercise in reckoning with what ‘trans’ is, for a trans person, […]

Review: We Are Family: what really matters for parents and children
30 July 2020

Susan Golombrok: We are family: what really matters for parents and children Scribe Publications, 2020. ISBN, 9781925713701pp. 320 , $32.99   Professor Susan Golombrok has spent years researching families and how they have changed in the 21st century. From queer couples being able to adopt to Kim Kardashian surrogacies, Golombrok packages her learnings into a […]