Wool blind: PETA's one-eyed view of the sheep industry

Wool blind: PETA's one-eyed view of the sheep industry

Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has renewed its campaign to shut down the wool industry, this week releasing disturbing footage allegedly showing abuse of animal...

| July 19, 2014, 13:43

Two By Two: Merrin Starr and Lisa Minner

Two By Two: Merrin Starr and Lisa Minner

If the definition of success is doing what you love as a job, Merrin Starr and Lisa Minner have “arrived”. They love where they live and the work they...

| July 19, 2014, 12:57

Socially constructed

Socially constructed

Everyone has a little bit of autism according to leading psychologist Tony Attwood. Weekender was fascinated by a discussion which could change the fa...

| July 19, 2014, 12:41

Talking to... Suzie Cusack

Talking to... Suzie Cusack

One thing’s for sure, Suzie Cusack loves her job and after 26 years in the finance department at Taronga Western Plains Zoo she certainly knows a thin...

| July 19, 2014, 12:30

Joel Rapaport: That’s a Rap!

Joel Rapaport: That’s a Rap!

His love of music eventually led MC Joel Rapaport into the hip hop scene and his own record label. Now this Newtown rapper has big plans for the futur...

| July 12, 2014, 14:17

Diamonds shine for youngsters [Seven Days news review]

Diamonds shine for youngsters [Seven Days news review]

Two stars of the Australian Diamond netball team were in Dubbo last weekend as part of a tour of country associations. Local coach Linda Macleod said...

| July 12, 2014, 13:29

Columnists & Opinion

Jen Cowley - avatar Jen Cowley | July 19, 2014

No pulling the wool over savvy eyes

Australia may no longer ride to glory on the sheep’s back, but some of my best childhood memories certainly do. Lilac is lovely, rain is remarkable a...

Tony Webber - avatar Tony Webber | July 19, 2014

Details of sex abuse allegations should not be used to sell ads

The thoroughly appalling revelations of child sexual abuse seem endless. The Rolf Harris case was world news, and followed on the heels of other high...

Sally Bryant - avatar Sally Bryant | July 19, 2014

In my book... a change is as good as a holiday

I’m in the smoke, attending a conference as part of my day job, and it’s all very pleasant. I’d forgotten how mild the weather is here on the eastern ...

Natalie Bramble - avatar Natalie Bramble | July 19, 2014

Justice for Alison [The Watercooler]

The biggest news of the week was that Gerard Barden-Clay had been convicted for the murder of his wife and would spend many years behind bars.  In th...

Tim Millgate - avatar Tim Millgate | July 19, 2014

Thorpe a champion in more ways than one

Legend. Olympian. Record Breaker. Sportsman. Hero. Ian Thorpe has held so many titles over his impressive sporting career – as one of Australia’s mos...

Greg Smart - avatar Greg Smart | July 19, 2014

Back to the future with buzz over electric cars

It has taken more than 100 years, but the fully electric car is returning to the mainstream. On both sides of the Atlantic in the late 19th and early...

Professor Kim Oates, AM - avatar Professor Kim Oates, AM | July 19, 2014

Hitting home: Why discipline doesn’t mean smacking

This week, Dr Kevin Donnelly, co-chair of the Abbott Government’s national curriculum review, raised eyebrows by expressing a belief that corporal pun...

James Eddy - avatar James Eddy | July 19, 2014

Twins double up on a genetic program we all tune to

One of my favourite movie lines is the one from Monty Python’s Life of Brian, where Brian (caught a little off-guard) accidentally preaches from his b...

Mathew Dickerson, Mayor of Dubbo - avatar Mathew Dickerson, Mayor of Dubbo | July 19, 2014

Good things come to those who ask... and ask again

Lobbying. The term itself conjures images of old men in bowler hats smoking cigars in a smoky, dimly-lit room while money changes hands in brown paper...

Val Clark - avatar Val Clark | July 19, 2014

Good, better, best – the perfect mix

I love the public art in the Adelaide University grounds – turn a corner and there’s a Valamanesh sculpture dominating a courtyard or a Henry Moore gr...


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