Why 100 Years Without Slum Housing in Australia is Coming to an End

Truth be told, most Australians live in good housing. This is good news for all of us because our housing is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. But our very recent research findings, published this month in the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, and the lessons of history tell us this good news story is at risk.



What Brexit Means for the Fashion Industry

As one of the biggest political events in recent history, the referendum resulting in Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will have repercussions that will be felt by pretty much everyone, no less the UK’s fashion industry.



The Rise of Citizen Science is Great News for our Native Wildlife

Australia is renowned for its iconic wildlife. A bilby digging for food in the desert on a moonlit night, a dinosaur-like cassowary disappearing into the shadows of the rainforest, or a platypus diving for yabbies in a farm dam. But such images, though evocative, are rarely seen by most Australians.



The Mary Lee Exchange: A Toast to Inclusivity

Mary Lee is quoted to have said, “My aim is to leave the world better for women than I found it”. In honour of the generations of feminists who paved the way for today’s women, Gemma Beale and Becci Love have created a project to encourage dialogue, education and inclusivity surrounding feminism and social justice issues: this project is The Mary Lee Exchange.


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Sandpit, Adelaide’s Interactive Pioneers

By creating unique immersive and interactive experiences for the public to connect with its clients and collaborators, Sandpit shows how the latest technology can be used to communicate effectively in a modern world.



Colour Me Mindful

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you have surely noticed the proliferation of mindfulness-based products flooding the retail market. Self-help guides, smartphone apps and, of course, colouring-in books. So many colouring-in books.


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Active Business

Stay Active only publicly launched last year and now has 27 casual coaches to help deliver physical activity and sports programs to primary school–aged children.



Gucci’s New Vision And The Adelaide Connection

Since the debut of creative director Alessandro Michele at Gucci over a year ago, the growth of the $4 billion brand has exceeded expectations with his new, youthful vision. The current hype around Gucci is a remarkable step for the Italian fashion house, which was founded in 1921.



Touring Banksy’s Dismaland Feels Like Home

British street artist Banksy opened the world’s first anti-amusement park in 2015. Dismaland, on England’s west coast, only stayed open for five weeks, long enough to get people thinking about the nature of what we’re told, and up-sold, by our leaders, our visionaries, our corporate Uncle Walts.



Brexit: Europe’s New Nationalism is Here to Stay

“It is sincerely anti-intellectual, offers facile solutions to complex problems, prefers what it calls “plain-speaking” over a well-articulated elocution and is utterly unapologetic in its disdain for the establishment.”



Why Politicians And Fictional Characters Have A Lot In Common

“Politics is rivalry, as is fiction. There is no Hamlet without Claudius, no Frodo without Sauron, no Josef K without obstructive, cruel administrators. And characters in fiction and politics emerge by giving their audience reasons to side with or against them.”