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Killing culture with mad beuracracy

February 18th, 2010 2 Comments

HOW often does it have to happen? How many times has government – in order to solve one problem such as late-night violence and antisocial behaviour in notorious nightclub zones – implemented a crackdown that inadvertently sideswipes a whole range of people who had nothing to do with the problem in the first place? Call […]

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Draconian Liscensing Laws Threaten Melbourne’s Arts Scene

January 21st, 2010 8 Comments

[Note: I am catching up with posting bits and pieces of writing that have not yet been posted here. This was actually published in The Age last November – preempting the recent events at The Tote and The Arthouse. Umm, told you so?] MELBOURNE does the small scale better than any other Australian city – […]

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