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“Shame on you, Duncan!”: Students and staff rally against casualisation at Melbourne University

University of Melbourne staff and students rallied outside Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell’s Parkville mansion yesterday in opposition to the University’s growing casualisation of teaching staff.

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

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"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?

 

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Flickering

At 7 I woke
Built castles out of mud
Drew a heart in the sky

At 10 I sat down
Stretched my arms out on the desk
Touched my cheek to the cold

At 12 I leaned across
Jammed my hand against the train
Stopped it running off its course

At 15 I walked around
Heel toe toe heel
Right left back in line, son

At 17 I crawled
Made friends out of dust mites
Bled into the carpet

At 21 I splashed
Chin back belly up
Kick harder, pointed toes

At midnight I stared harder
Broke matchsticks with my fingernails
Flick, psst, don’t drop it

 
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