Cashing in on Refugees

Cashing in on Refugees

Monikka Eliah Hey Debby, it’s not cute to perpetuate stereotypes about other communities and capitalise on their experiences by opting to tell their stories—so quit it. In recent years, the conversation of who can tell what stories has become more frequent. As we move...
Anzac Day Blues

Anzac Day Blues

Mark Mordue Another Anzac Day comes on down the pipe. It always feels like the real Australia Day to me. As if some essence of who we are can still be found amid the twisted celebrations and misdirected attacks. They should put those initials on the coins in a game of...
Untold? Or unseen and unheard?

Untold? Or unseen and unheard?

Words || Sunil Badami “The past is a different country,” go the opening lines of L. P. Hartley’s classic The Go-Between, “they do things differently there.” Go-betweens like me, born to visibly different immigrant parents, are always being asked where we’re “really”...
Ghosts

Ghosts

Words || Sunil Badami The question of whose story it is to tell is one that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, especially as lately I’ve been telling more stories about myself and my life. I’m not sure why. I’d much rather be imagining other people’s lives and...
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