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SEX AND POLITICS

October 19, 2015

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The Sex Party. It’s a name that’s hard to forget. In November last year Fiona Patten became first elected Sex Party politician in Australia as a Member for Northern Metropolitan Region (that’s you!). Patten is a member of the Upper House Legislative Council in Victoria, advocating for her party’s “civil libertarian alternative” policy stance on […]

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YOU’VE GOT THE JOB!

April 29, 2015

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If a party happens but there’s no record of it happening on Facebook, was it really a party? In our teenage years popularity is social capital and most of us are greedy, pouting buggers. There’s no need to pretend we don’t care about how we’re portrayed, or portray ourselves, on Facebook. It’s perfectly normal to […]

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WHAT WE WANT!

December 1, 2014

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The Banyule Youth Summit “My name is Jessica and my nickname is Jesse, with an –e, not an –ie like most girls. You can blame my mum for that, she did this to teach me how important it is to overcome gender standards.” Young but not naïve, these girls understand the reality of being a […]

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HOW TO GET RESULTS

August 30, 2014

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According to Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, the meaning of life is 42. If only he’d undertaken VCE, he’d realize the meaning of life is actually 99.95, or a similarly high ATAR. Year 12 is drawing to a close for some 30,000 students around the state, many of whom are caught […]

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THE LAST 24 HOURS IN VICTORIAN POLITICS

June 4, 2014

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It all started with a question. In interview with ABC’s 774 host Rafael Epstein yesterday afternoon, Independent MP Geoff Shaw declared he would support a vote of no confidence in Premier Napthine’s Victorian Government. Cue sh*tstorm. “…It’s become abundantly clear to me, any move that can be made to expel me from parliament [will be]. […]

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QUOTABLE QUOTES

April 29, 2014

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Misattributed – but no less relevant- inspiring quotes to brighten up your day. As Abraham Lincoln once said “The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy”. High school yearbooks are littered with quotes ranging from the endearing ‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different – Coco […]

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PATRIOTISM ™

February 11, 2014

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If there’s one sure way to get people talking about a seemingly insignificant product that’s been around since the thirties, it’s to politicise its advertising so the controversy becomes a news story. Which is exactly what happened when the halftime Super Bowl advertising for that brand of cola beverage featured people from many ethnic backgrounds […]

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BREAKING NEWS – SANTA EXPOSED

December 25, 2013

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The work practices of Nicholas ‘Santa’ Clause have once again attracted criticism, following comments issued by the Reindeer Liberation Front that the animals are “overworked” and “despondent” this holiday period. The description was confirmed on a Sunday night current affairs program by Rudolph, who is on indefinite unpaid leave of absence and recovering from Rihnoplasty […]

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