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



I’m a Poorly-Rated Sitcom Doctor and I Still Love You

<p>In another life I am<br /> a malpracticing physician<br /> Rotten under pressure, my training was for naught<br /> It’s a comedy! People die!</p>

I keep forgetting to donate
the coat in my car boot
The black one with button-lined breasts
that I never wore, not even once

If I could tell previous me anything
I’d say: Do not buy the coat!
It is a bad, woollen dream!
You are anticipating a future, coat-wearing you!
She does not exist!
Buy an anorak!

It’s the middle of whenever,
which means I’ll scratch my neck into a blush
I drop a mint in my bag
and in that spot, I still love you

I try not to think
about microwave meals on couches, chip packets
licking leaves in the gutter
A stranger on the train says to
Keep the dream alive!
and it’s code for: interminably this hillside
still loves you

In another life I am
a malpracticing physician
Rotten under pressure, my training was for naught
It’s a comedy! People die!
The parents weep
for my jilted law practice but I meet you
You have a concussion
and we bond over bad weather
and I love you
and the narrative arc is tolerable

It’s anorak season and my fists are half-formed

A scarf unravels
and the cold clicks its heels, with my
tall sitcom teeth
I still love you

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition Three 2021


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