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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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Street Art: Melbourne’s unwanted attraction

July 5th, 2009 11 Comments

photo by Andy Mac HOW is Melbourne dealing with the fact that one of its biggest tourist attractions and one of its most significant cultural movement since the Heidelberg School is illegal, outlawed and vilified? I was at a forum in Sydney this week. I listened intently as a panel made up of artists, bureaucrats, […]

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