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Claire Vanderplank on The Slow Project

Karun Cowper speaks to Claire Vanderplank on The Slow Project – a social change project on Slow Movement that helps people rediscover presence & connection & benefits for individuals. First expressed via Slow Food, ‘Slow’ is popping up in many areas of life (Slow Travel, Slow Thinking, Slow Money, Slow Design, Slow Medicine etc) as […]

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“The Slacker Lounge” – a conversation on being a slacker with a local Perth slacker

“The Slacker Lounge” – a conversation on being a slacker with a local Perth slacker.   “That four-letter word, work, has a way of getting in the way of leisure. Sometimes cruel circumstances of life have a habit of mucking up our plans to idle. Our options narrow, and there is nothing for it but to […]

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Richard Bartlett co-founder of Loomio – free and open source software for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them

We speak with New Zealander Richard Bartlett one of the co-founders of Loomio a free and open source software project for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them. Loomio emerged when activists from the Occupy movement teamed up with the social enterprise network Enspiral, realising that they were using different approaches to work towards […]

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Sam Fox on the Sydney Biennale boycott and a response from WA artists

We speak with local artist and creative director of Hyrda Poesis Sam Fox on the recent artist boycott of the Sydney Biennale, protesting the sponsorship of the event by Transfield, a company responsible for the running of the Manus Island detention centre. The boycott has inspired local artists looking to stage creative protest of their […]

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29th April #tamil #dancejournalism #wealthinequality

Richard Denniss of the The Australia Institute tackling wealth inequality. Sam Fox of Dance Journalism on their recent “performance” at the Refugee Rights convergence in Northam this weekend just gone. Varuni Bala on the ongoing atrocities against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka in light of the announcement by Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper to […]

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1st April #anzacday #apology #permaculture

Erdem Koc Lecturer in Journalism at La Trobe University going beyond the slogans of Anzac Day.  Going beyond the superficial historical line so dominant in contemporary Australian discourse. On the national apology to victims of forced adoptions in Australia.  Morning Magazines Daniel Cleary spoke to Colleen Clare from the organisation Vanish to have her views […]

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