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11 mad days in May By Sean Healy BRISBANE — This month the 1991 Biennial, the international art festival come to Brisbane. With it comes the initiative of a wide range of local Brisbane artists, poets and performers — the First Festival Fringe.
The Return of Scarcity: Strategies for an Economic Future By Dr H.C. Coombs University of Cambridge Press, 1990 Reviewed by Malcolm Abbot Collected in this book are nine essays written by "Nugget" Coombs since his retirement as governor of the
When things balance em = By Paul Buckberry The report on TV was heard while a lone vulture bore witness to death. He was pampered. He witnessed destruction, cities made of matchsticks: again he gorged. He witnessed green puss drain into the
By Dave Riley As new flavours go, the taste of the TV '90s is short courses in Australian comedy. Each skit and impersonation feeds an upwardly mobile giggle streak where each guffaw and chuckle rates with McNair Anderson. Undergraduate revue and
Agenda for Change: An International Analysis of Industrial Relations in Transition Edited by John Niland and Oliver Clarke Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 1991. Paperback, 208pp. Reviewed by Melanie Sjoberg Using a series of case studies of industrial
Story by Angela Matheson Photo by Lisa Iley SYDNEY — Street performers at Circular Quay are downing unicycles and banding together to protest against the threatened banning of busking. Shopkeepers annoyed by large crowds gathering at
Peter Hicks — Debut Album Lyrics by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis Featuring National Labour Day Song Award winner "One More Day Than Them" Stonewall ST066, $15 Reviewed by Bruce Marlowe In Australia songs of solidarity and protest have found
Pretty Smart em = By Lachlan Irvine This white feller, he's pretty smart. Got all the education, all the money; But what he does with it sometimes To me it can seem pretty funny. Give our young boys grog, then lock 'em away, Make 'em feel
The Boots Are Marching EM = By Ken Setter A million boots are marching Treading new ground And the earth trembles If you want to live in peace they say Prepare for war. We have depleted the land Poisoned the rivers Still men around the
The Incredible Exploding Man By John Jiggens Reviewed by Angela Matheson The larger than life events surrounding the Hilton bombing and subsequent trial and conviction of Tim Anderson are the subject of The Incredible Exploding Man. Anderson was
An Unwinnable War Against Drugs: The Politics of Decriminalisation By Terry Carney, Les Drew, John Mathews, Stephen Mugford and Alex Wodak Pluto Press. 73 pp. $6.95 Reviewed by Barry Healy As the cost of the "drug war" is counted up in the number
By Jeremy Lawson The seminar was held in the plush offices of the local council. I could pick out the other invitees from the people who normally did business in the building. The receptionist had no trouble doing the same. She silently
By Kerry Parnell SYDNEY — The annual Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras has emerged as an important cultural institution and, according to professional archivist Kimberly O'Sullivan, it is important that its history doesn't slip away. Two years ago, an
Folk festival draws the crowds By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — The 25th National Folk Festival was held at Flinders University over the Easter weekend. Folk music encourages audience participation, and this festival was no exception. There were
The crow singing Hark, a crow singing. Listen: a stream racing. A young sparrow's tone amongst the waves' crashing foam — this movement of mind is split. The funny and the witty bloom with the ugly and pretty, and greedy piggies continue
The Trials of Life Channel 2 The Life Revolution SBS Reviewed by Dave Riley When someone allocates credit for the widespread resistance to logging of old growth forests, some of it must fall to the television "nature" documentary. No matter

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