State Electorate Profile: Brunswick

Abbey Saxon gives you the political rundown on Melbourne's most (in)famous inner-northern suburb.

Why the Left Sucks: An Inquiry into Campus’s Most Hated Political Group

It is no exaggeration to say that The University of Melbourne is one of the largest breeding grounds for leftist thought in the country. For those of us who have been on campus–walked past the columns

The Aesthetics of Poverty – Why students at UniMelb are so keen to appear poor.

The discourse accusing this so-called ‘student aesthetic’ of fetishising poorness has surfaced within the past year on social media (especially TikTok) and in conversations between students on and off

Satire: Farrago Shuts Down; Honi Soit Now Australia's Oldest Student Publication

As of today, Farrago Magazine, Australia’s oldest student publication, will cease operations under the current four editors.

VCA Students Demand UniMelb to Commit to “Zero Tolerance” Policy

Students at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) are calling on the University of Melbourne to “commit to stronger policies and actions when it comes to sexual assault”, after the University ignore



Sick Paddock

The cow’s wail wafts ghostly / in life. In death, / it breathes on the air, / odourless, a clean tongue.

A windswept field with silhouetted trees and rocks on the horizon, beneath a pastel sunset sky.

Content warning: animal death, allusions to colonisation


The cow’s wail wafts ghostly
in life. In death,
it breathes on the air,
odourless, a clean tongue.
Not even flies would touch it.

Amongst asphodel vitality,
one sick paddock, a haven
for the diseased body.
Trampled earth, pondweed, sure,
but trees and turf,
spinifex, kangaroo shit;
mean antiseptic for Paterson’s squalor.

Elsewhere, in Martian silence,
pungent baking rubber
and saltbushes in caked dust,
she lies, a hide perfectly stretched
over sparse bones, bugless,
scentless, soundless, cacophonic.
You can hear the dead
under this sky.

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition Five 2022


Our last print edition of 2022 is here! This wild, visionary edition is filled with burning nostalgia, glittering hope, and tantalising visions of the future, past, and present.

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