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



These Hands

with the palm reader lines / surging upwards with vitality, / landing on half-moons that / disappear when pressed.

A pattern of plants, feathers, and two hands, one with fingers closing in and one reaching out.

These hands with their blue-green veins
that snake like lace toward blushing knuckles,
stretching to reveal
baby dimples.

These hands with the palm reader lines
surging upwards with vitality,
landing on half-moons that
disappear when pressed.

These hands with the criss-cross cracks in sunlight,
the glistening thumbprint residue,
middle finger leaning awkwardly to the

These endless hands with their tapping,
stroking, holding,
writing, waving, pointing,
scratching, smoothing,

These hands curl inward with anxiety,
unfurl to receive wisdom
soften to cherish with.

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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