We’re three episodes into season 2 of Cleverman, which means it’s time to pop our heads up and see how it’s all going. Are the West brothers still handsome but awful (but not as awful as the white dudes)? Has it fixed its Women Problem? Are there still Significant Birbs?
This is not a panel write up; it’s more of a rambling meander of panels I was on and panels I witnessed and thoughts I had along the way. It includes recommendations. But all of it is talking about Asian (mostly Southeast Asian) science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Good news! Some convicts in 1829 hijacked a boat bound for Tasmania, jumped on it, and sailed off, becoming Historical Bogans Off the Coast of Japan.
We have been referring to this discovery as ‘a literal present for Steph from the past’.
This post was born when I looked at the Iced Vo-Vo I was about to eat and thought, “You know what would make this biscuit better? If it was larger, and less dry, and had more jam. Or if it was a cake.”
Then I googled “iced vo-vo cake” and the rest is history.
Aren’t you tired of this already? I’m tired of this.
No Award would like to try and help you out with some ways to keep you warmer in your tent-like Aussie rental home this winter.
I’ve spent more years of my life than not going to the Anzac Day Dawn Service.
Today, No Award would like to introduce you to Judy Small, a queer, Australian protest song folk singer, who sings about social justice issues, who happens to be a Federal Circuit Court Judge.
Last weekend, I had the extraordinary privilege of spending three days at Uluru. I thought I could write it up in a quick, pithy post not unlike a museum shop review, but this post is almost three thousand words long, and how can you reduce such an amazing and awe-inspiring place to a score out of five?
(Five out of five cork hats, though.)
Last Thursday, the Fair Work Commission announced a cut to Sunday penalty rates for the retail, pharmacy and hospitality industries. Casual workers are unaffected, but full- and part-time employees in those areas will see their Sunday and public holiday pay drop.
Below the cut: more information, and action points.