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Questions raised over ‘Simpler. Fairer. Faster.’ arts funding model

Create NSW has announced a new approach to its arts funding model, but first reactions say it favours competitiveness over…

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Under a wet blanket: navigating the Australian arts ecosystem as First Nations artists

It's time that First Nations artists were allowed to be in the driver's seat and not confined to the passenger's.

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Our voices run through our blood…

2023 National NAIDOC Male Elder Award recipient, William Tilmouth, speaks on the referendum results, the state of youth education in…

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I’ve had enough of Sad Bad Girl novels and sensationalised trauma

I’ve had enough of Sad Bad Girl novels, but I’m hungry for complex stories about women.

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How ‘mental health’ has been reimagined in the workplace

Good mental health in the arts won’t happen until we see people with lived experienced enabled and included as leaders…

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Caring as an artist

The incredible story of a mother's life, and the devastating fallout of her stroke...

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Burning questions

Author Melanie Saward reflects on the evolution of her first novel, ‘Burn’, and what happens when Indigenous kids are severed…

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Is fear around AI doing more harm than good?

Our anxiety is pitching artists against AI when collaboration and exploration are what's needed.

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Moral panic over sex-ed book overlooks real value of teen sex education

The moral panic over a sex education book for teens has seen Big W staff abused, and ignores the ways…

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Decolonising the written word

As an editor, a relatively new part of my brief is to be on the alert for colonial exceptionalism. What…

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