Directed by Gus Van Sant
Written by Dustin Lance Black
With Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch and Josh Brolin
In cinemas
February 12, 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Robert Darwin. His masterwork, On the Origin of Species, was published 150 years ago, in November 1859, initiating a revolution in science that continues to this day.
River of No Return — Frances Daingangan is a 45-year old mother of three who comes from the remote community of Ramingining in North East Arnhem land, and her dream came true when Rolf de Heer cast her in the lead female role of Nowalingu in Ten
I Don’t Wanna Play House
Written and performed by Tammy Anderson
Original Production Direction John Bolton
Q Theatre, 597 High Street, Penrith
Feb 24-28
Tickets 42/$37 Conc
Bookings (02)4723 7600 PREVIEW BY YVONNE HELLMERS
On February 3, Abdul Nacer Benbrika, the alleged leader of a “terrorist organisation”, was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. His six “followers” were sentenced to between four and seven-and-a-half years for being members of a terrorist organisation.
Adelaide has been in the grips of an unprecedented heat wave, with temperatures soaring above 40°C for six consecutive days into early February.
On February 3, 200 people rallied against the Victorian Labor government’s unsustainable water plans.
With the Queensland ALP state government rumoured to announce an election date soon, the Socialist Alliance (SA) has selected two candidates to contest the poll.
We live in peculiar, troubling times, where the world’s climate scientists are all but screaming from the rooftops for governments to listen and take urgent action to avert climate change.
The Australian Hazara community protested in Canberra on February 3 to strongly condemn the continued killing of Hazara people in Quetta City, Pakistan, by Taliban and al Qaida-backed religious extremists.
Two weeks ago, federal environment minister Peter Garrett announced he will give the go ahead to the expansion of an open cut mine that will divert the McArthur River in the Northern Territory six kilometres off course.
At first glance the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan looks like a pre-emptive strike against looming recession and unemployment.
MELBOURNE — After months of effort, the Socialist Alliance has retained its Victorian electoral registration. This means its name will appear on the ballot in seats it contests in the November 2010 state elections.
New South Wales teachers held meetings across the state on February 6 to consider a settlement on salaries and staffing negotiated by the NSW Teachers Federation.
The 13 forest activists sued over the protester-led shutdown of Gunns Ltd’s Triabunna woodchip mill in December, lodged their defence in the Launceston Supreme Court on February 3.
Greens NSW MLC John Kaye has highlighted the massive inequity in school funding, citing the submission by Sydney Grammar School — one of Australia’s wealthiest schools — of plans to build a new $23.5 million assembly hall.


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