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Media and the arts

Exploring the literary, digital and performative modes people use to create, communicate, challenge and express ideas

Community Radio

COVID, climate change and Australia’s community radio sector

Climate responses are often distant global discussions that don’t translate to the everyday lived experience of local communities. The embeddedness of community radio in the social and cultural lives of their communities is an untapped reservoir to communicate climate action and pursue climate justice. 

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New vibrations

In the first months of 2020, the vibrations of the Earth changed. As monitored by a global network of seismologists, the average daily displacement of the surface of the planet – measured in nanometres, or increments of one billionth of a metre – fell around the world, from Nepal to Barcelona to Brussels.

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Melbourne Mural

What COVID-19 teaches us about resilience

Last year I found my dry cleaner sewing by the light of a single lamp in his darkened store, in a scene reminiscent of an 18th-century still-life oil painting. Only in that moment did I fully grasp the meaning of the words “the economic cost of COVID-19”.

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Silo Murals

Advice to the 46th Parliament: Arts and Culture

Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA on the necessity of funding arts and culture, so “… we can better hear our stories, learn our history, create and participate. In the age of Facebook, Google, Netflix and Amazon, this is more important than ever..”

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Community Radio

COVID, climate change and Australia’s community radio sector

Climate responses are often distant global discussions that don’t translate to the everyday lived experience of local communities. The embeddedness of community radio in the social and cultural lives of their communities is an untapped reservoir to communicate climate action and pursue climate justice. 

Read more

New vibrations

In the first months of 2020, the vibrations of the Earth changed. As monitored by a global network of seismologists, the average daily displacement of the surface of the planet – measured in nanometres, or increments of one billionth of a metre – fell around the world, from Nepal to Barcelona to Brussels.

Read more
Melbourne Mural

What COVID-19 teaches us about resilience

Last year I found my dry cleaner sewing by the light of a single lamp in his darkened store, in a scene reminiscent of an 18th-century still-life oil painting. Only in that moment did I fully grasp the meaning of the words “the economic cost of COVID-19”.

Read more
Silo Murals

Advice to the 46th Parliament: Arts and Culture

Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA on the necessity of funding arts and culture, so “… we can better hear our stories, learn our history, create and participate. In the age of Facebook, Google, Netflix and Amazon, this is more important than ever..”

Read more
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