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Famous Five Parodies: Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups

In general, we are against both militarism and titles, but we’re not complete monsters. We make exceptions when they involve penguins wearing tiny insignia. Sir Nils Olav the penguin receives military promotion at Edinburgh zoo

How Shaun Tan transformed children’s literature

Nauru files: how you can help people held in detention by Australia

Cultural Awareness Training Is Not A Punishment, Or A Cure-All For Institutional Racism

Ugh gross WA business: Sam Barnett (the premier’s son) under scrutiny over land deal for Yallabatharra ‘glamping’ retreat, ie, totally cheated some peeps in classic WA business

More gross: Safe Schools: Australian Chinese community petition against anti-bullying program lodged in NSW

You know it’s a good week when TWO freelancers are deported from the UK following narrow-minded and ugly treatment by border control officials:

Crybabies of the week: Stop Photographing Us, Say Melbourne’s Ticket Inspectors

Screen Australia has just released a report on the biggest ever study of diversity and representation in Australian TV. Results are mixed, but it’s encouraging to see how the Indigenous presence on our screens has taken off.

Duh: Former Nespresso boss warns coffee pods are killing environment

Back to the future: has the AFL lost its community?

City of Freo has cancelled its local Australia Day fireworks from 2017 and beyond, which is great, what with it being Invasion Day. A++