As newsrooms disappear and shrink across Australia, these ‘invisible’ multicultural newspapers are going strong – SBS News

As News Corp became the latest media company to announce major cuts this year, one part of Australia’s news landscape continues to prove surprisingly resilient.

The country’s multicultural newspapers are by no means immune to shocks in the industry but loyal readerships and niche advertising have kept them afloat.

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Multicultural newspapers in Australia date back more than 150 years and boomed in the post-WWII years as the country welcomed waves of migrants.…

Applause: Latest funding and awards announced – ArtsHub

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Giant kookaburra built by Australian man during lockdown: ‘People adore it’ – The Guardian

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Farvardin Daliri built the 750kg sculpture, which laughs, to bring joy to the community

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An Australian man has used his time in lockdown to create a 750kg sculpture of a laughing kookaburra that he says will bring joy to the community in bleak times.…

Creativity urgently needed in COVID-19 response – ArtsHub

The creative industries have a critical role in a modern economy. Creative industries include the traditional arts, but also broader sections of the economy that have been hit hard by COVID-19.

Victoria has major strengths across the creative industries. Our small to medium and independent sector is described in the Victorian Government’s strategy as a creative powerhouse, globally-connected, innovative and a source of local pride and enjoyment. Victoria is the national focus of visual and …

Faith communities fight coronavirus on multiple fronts – Griffith News

Faith communities are being underutilised in the fight against COVID-19 despite actively challenging misinformation, helping the vulnerable and providing essential social services according to a new Griffith University report.

The report led by the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue (ICD) outlines key insights into how faith communities have mobilised to protect and provide for members and the general public. It also exposes the financial burdens and logistical pressures across Queensland.

Director of Griffith University’s …

Adelaide’s cultural tradition to be a force in post-pandemic recovery – InDaily

What we know today, Sunday September 27 Olsen asked to lead Crows LGA board awards itself pay rise SA Indigenous artist wins 2020 Archibald Prize Sydney community transmission case as SA opens up to NSW

While the pandemic has largely shuttered Adelaide’s arts and entertainment industries, it has allowed an opportunity to reflect upon their value and successes and to plan to build upon the city’s cultural reputation during economic recovery, argues Douglas Gautier.

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STC and NIDA announce new pathways opportunity for writers – National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

14 May 2020

Above: MEAT EATERS by NIDA Alum Lewis Treston was first developed through Sydney Theatre Company’s Rough Draft program and was presented in a fully staged production in NIDA’s June Student Production Season in 2019. (Photo: Patrick Boland)

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and Sydney Theatre Company (STC) are proud to announce a new pathway for NIDA writing graduates, supported by the Longes Family. The STC and NIDA Pathways Commission will enable a theatrical …

Calls to cut immigration often ignore Australia’s economic and social reality – ABC News

Australia sings of having “boundless plains to share”, even as we shout about who gets to enjoy them.

Our national anthem might greet “those who’ve come across the sea” — our society and economy does too — but we’re in a cycle of kvetching* about who should come, where they should live, what they should do and how they’re changing our lives.

This week, the Federal Opposition’s spokeswoman on immigration and home affairs, Kristina Keneally, …

A cat’s eye view of the Australian outback – ABC News

When Lou Myers brings out the lead and harness, Kartika the Bengal cat knows it means fun times ahead.

Kartika is not a regular cat.

The four-year-old Bengal has a social media following and an owner with a taste for adventure.

One of her regular activities — aside from chasing ping-pong balls around the house — is travelling through the outback with secondary school teacher Lou Myers, 34.

“She likes to stick her head out …

Fears for Australia’s arts industry after Sydney’s Carriageworks folds due to coronavirus – SBS News

Leading Australian artists say the collapse of Sydney arts and cultural institution Carriageworks should be a “wake up call” for governments to step in and help the struggling creative industries.

Many arts and cultural organisations are suffering huge financial losses due to coronavirus restrictions imposed in various states.

Carraigeworks in Redfern announced it was going into voluntary administration on Monday night citing the cancellation or postponement of six months’ worth of events and programs, including …