Students and staff say no to the Robert Menzies Institute

Students gathered on South Lawn yesterday to protest the opening gala of the Liberal-backed think-tank Robert Menzies Institute (RMI).

An open letter to all student politicians

As sleek Facebook frames are slowly being removed from the profile pictures of university students in their early twenties, and social media feeds are returning to normal from constant ‘vote for me’ c

"Please don’t ask if we’ve tried yoga”: Students fighting for disability support

Despite the University’s push to make learning accessible, through programs such as SEDS and Access Melbourne, there have yet to be endorsements from students that these programs are appropriate. Inst

Cinemas Buckle Under the Weight of the Netflix Empire

Will Hollywood blockbuster-type films continue to use Netflix as their outlet, or will they return to their rightful spot on the big screen?

Stop the Liberals, Join the Campaign against the Robert Menzies Institute!

The federal government, led by the Liberal Party, is bludgeoning universities. Since the onset of the pandemic, they have excluded thousands of university workers from JobKeeper, ramped up fees for se



Review: Sara Pascoe’s Animal

<p>It never once felt like a lecture. It was just smart stand up, pure and simple.</p>

Last Comedy Festival, everyone told me that I needed to see Sara Pascoe because of her incredibly witty feminist comedy. I never got around to seeing her, so I made it my mission to check her out this festival and I am so glad that I did. Animal was not only non-stop laughs but also important and relevant. Pascoe chose topics that may make a male audience uncomfortable but she handled it with such grace and humour that she had the whole audience in stitches. It’s also important to mention that she was never heavy handed with her feminism. It never once felt like a lecture or like she was trying to convert anyone. It was just smart stand up, pure and simple.

My only criticism would be that she made a couple of references to British politics that went over my head and I felt myself thinking that she could’ve made more of an effort to make them relate to an Australian audience. However, saying that, the jokes surrounding the topic were still funny and this could just be me clutching at straws to find a flaw in the show.

Not only is Pascoe a talented comedian, she also just seems to be a lovely person that I want to be friends with. To get analytical for a second, her show had such perfect structure. You couldn’t see her call backs coming and she managed to tie the whole show together with a pretty bow. I left the venue feeling satisfied and inspired. I couldn’t recommend her enough. If you enjoy smart, fun stand up, then go see Sara Pascoe.

Sara Pascoe’s Animal is running all festival in the Powder Room at the Melbourne Town Hall.

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