Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

SONNY CRICKLE’S 2017 MELBOURNE BLOG #4

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

THE CONVOY… BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS YET

THE CONVOY are playing a festival at this amazing spot in the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne this weekend!

We got a chance to check the place out a few weeks ago – here’s some pics & further info:

Birdsland is a 75 hectare bushland reserve supporting native birds and plants. It’s also home to the Southern Dandenong Community Nursery and some community buildings & gardens.


The festival, HILLSCENELIVE, is “dedicated to supporting artists who take juicy risks, ask big questions, and make bold statements with their work”. Across the weekend it will feature an epic variety of sound, art, dialogue & workshops based around the theme ‘Because we don’t know what it is yet’… check the full schedule on their website.

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A GUARD’S VIEW OF AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION DETENTION FACILITIES

Friday, February 21st, 2014

There has been alot in the news recently highlighting the plight of asylum seekers in Australia – all of whom are now sent to offshore processing centres in Nauru or Manus Island (Papa New Guinea). “The desolation, the isolation and the hopelessness clearly show a humanitarian disaster in the making and the Australian tax payer is picking up the extraordinary bill” said Greens senator, Sarah Hanson-Young.

Click the image for an interesting cartoon depiction of the situation from an ex-employee:

DETENTION

(serco-story.theglobalmail.org)