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Courtney Barnett

A portrait of ARIA-winning indie musician Courtney Barnett is among the finalists for this year’s prestigious Archibald Prize. Barnett was captured by friend Melissa Grisancich, who painted the portrait after spending time at Barnett’s home taking photographs and doing sketches. “I’m a big fan of her music with its unique mix of rock, folk, indie …


The LiveAid-style “YesFest” concert planned in Sydney on Sunday, October 29 has sadly been cancelled. The concert was set to feature performances from rocker Jimmy Barnes, Client Liaison, Flight Facilities, Megan Washington, and Killing Heidi. Organisers said in a statement: “YesFest was an ambitious project to pull off in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, …

Magda Szubanski I Do Marriage Equality Shirt

Comedian Magda Szubanski engaged in a passionate debate with Deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash over the government’s planned marriage equality plebiscite on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s Q&A. Senator Nash argued the plebiscite gave “every single Australian the right to have say” on marriage equality, but Szubanski said the poll’s $160 million cost would be …

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