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Alison Whittaker. Photo by Shane Lo.

The great divide

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2 May 2016
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Indigenous women are the fastest-growing incarcerated demographic in Australia, but a new research project is set to give them a voice and the hope of more appropriate sentencing
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Gehry in Sydney

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2 May 2016
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“We wanted a sense of movement that was comforting, let’s say. A fabric kind of quality, which is ‘mother’– you know, your mother’s arms with the folds”. So says Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry about his...
  •  Jane Messer. Photo by Sabine Springer.

    Hopscotch

    2 May 2016

    As a not-born-but-bred Sydneysider, I felt immediately at ease with the characters and surroundings depicted in Hopscotch. The book is set across different suburbs of inner Sydney.

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    Lemons in the Chicken Wire

    2 May 2016

    Gomeroi poet Alison Whittaker’s poetic persona is in turns nimble, cheeky and emotionally honest (sometimes all three at once). However, a political mindfulness stitches the poems of this debut collection together.

  • Designing for the common good text in image, image by BIS Publishers

    Innovation for the common good

    2 May 2016

    Find out how the common good and large-scale collaboration can be the key to social impact innovation at the upcoming public lecture Shapeshifters – Doing Social Good

  • Thomas Da Jose in Bangkok. Images supplied byThomas Da Jose.

    Foundations of change

    2 May 2016

    Ever wanted to ‘make a difference’? Thomas Da Jose is taking advantage of his 2016 New Colombo Plan Scholarship to launch a career in international humanitarian engineering