Hey hey hey, it’s time to recap the Kooyong Leaders Debate piece

Poor Selina, she had to watch the whole debate.

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

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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

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now i have moved out for good. / farewell fairy bread, farewell forehead / kisses, farewell mum’s wedding rings

A thin, knobbly, twisting tree truck extends from the bottom left side of the image and transitions Illustration by Maya Hall

now i have moved out for good.

farewell fairy bread, farewell forehead


kisses, farewell mum’s wedding rings, the

gold loop-de-loops they constructed between


my shoulder blades, farewell lavender

winters. in rushes adulthood with


all its dark water. i’ve been trying harder

in the city, touching the bark of


every tree when i walk outside,

searching for a world to grow old with.


i’ve been wading knee-deep into

poems of lukewarm earnestness and


just standing there, while they glide

politely around my calves. i’ve been


trying to fix my pen grip, which has been

wrong since year four, my stubborn fingers.


i’ve been used to getting everything right and

now here i am on the street with my hands up


against the trees, asking to wash their

feet, asking if my fingers make logical shapes,


is my thumb too fond of the first pointer

knuckle? dad sends me a photograph: plovers


on excursion in the industrial sector of

caringbah. nature arrives astonishingly


he says and the birds supernova from the

tree i’m venerating, calling to each other


across the long hours of the air.


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