Tullara performing at the Arstate Lismore launch. Credit: Supplied.
Lismore to host a new arts festival that showcases regional talent in November.
Intuitions by Jacqueline Damon
Since 2003, Swell has gone from a grassroots event to an international festival.
Ground Earth cafe owners Dustin Bowie-Ford and Sasha Kennedy. Credit: Alyssa Evans
Ground Earth cafe combats over-consumption and waste on the Coffs Coast as alarming statistics show Australia's growing rubbish situation.
Jessica McGinty plays with her oldest daughter Lola. Credit: Rory Banwell
Parenting has always been difficult, but parenting in a world where an idyllic online world pits parents against each other is even harder.
Nick Xenophon speaking outside parliament. Credit: Diane Bell
Are the latest media law reforms a game changer or just a band aid measure for an industry in crisis?
People Power: Dallas James fights for his environment at Gigs Not Rigs event after the Bentley Blockade. Image: Ingrid Pullen

Auburn pink flushed the sun-setting sky, as tall winter trees added a darkly ominous atmosphere to the spacious beauty of the land.

The worker bees in action, bringing pollen and nectar back to the man-made hive. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Bees on the frame: the Queen is near the middle. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Inside the bee boxes: wooden frames with wax honeycomb cells. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Inspecting the frame while tea tree smoke is pumped to calm the bees. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Closeup of the frame: the darker area is honey which is capped in the cell with wax. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Inside the shed where the extraction process happens. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Ron melts the wax off the frame with a heated wand. The wax is filtered and recycled. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, The rotating extractor made in 1959 by Penders Bros spinning honey out of frames. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt

Bees are arguably the most invaluable species on the planet. Not only do they pollinate some 250,000 species of flowering plants, their existence is vital to the entire ecosystem.

The Painted Ladies. Credit: Dane Beesley.

This year's Brisbane Festival will see the world premiere of The Painted Ladies reworking of Vic Simm's The Loner, an Australian black protest album made in 1973 that has a very interesting story b

Burn the Man

Despite the rain, Southern Cross University Fire Club's annual Burn the Man festival fired up on August 17 with a day of family fun activities, live music and stalls.&nb

David Malouf’s Imaginary Life plays out in the hillsides of the Black Sea. What’s so Australian about that? Photo: Hans Juul Hansen/Flikr, CC BY-NC-ND

Despite David Malouf's An Imaginary Life not being set in Australia, or having Australian characters, it should be considered as a great Australian novel, writes Dallas J Baker.

Archie Roach performing at the SCU family day. Photo: Sophie Sambrook

NAIDOC Family Day celebrations at Southern Cross University were taken to another level with a stellar performance from indigenous musician,

Sulphuric Acid and Photographic Film - a mix made in heaven. Photo: Grayson Cooke.

Imagine a photo from your childhood, a treasured memory, a moment in time. It is fraying at the edges, fragile with age, but safely preserved in a photo album.

Bell Shakespeare's Henry V is set in a bomb shelter during the Luftwaffe Blitz of London. Photo: Michele Mossop

Bell Shakespeare’s new production of William Shakespeare’s Henry V – which opened in Canberra on June 14 – interrogates the complexities of war through

Don’t you just want to hug him to death? Photo: Antoinette vd Rieth/Flikr/CC

Humans respond to cute. Show us just about any little critter with a big round head and a pair of large, blinking-in-the-headlights eyes and cooing will ensue.

Hi Mum … or should I say … impostor? Photo: Aaron Tait/Flikr CC BY-SA

In the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers aliens invade earth by replicating individuals.


Pressure to complete the Pacific Highway upgrade rises as recent statistics show five deaths on the Pacific Highway this August.
The Lennox Head shark barrier trial has been discontinued, leaving the community with concerns.
Overweight children are on the road to becoming obese adults and the NSW government wants to close off this pathway.
Eighty-five percent of university students are effected by mental illness according to Australian Medical Students Association.
The latest statistics from the nation's lifesaving body reveal drowning deaths are on the rise in Australia.
Why the world of online fashion retailing has caught the attention of young entrepreneur, Arielle Borger.


Director pays tribute to campaigners ahead of doco's Byron festival premiere.
SCU professor Norm Sheehan hopes his research project will promote reconciliation within the university.
Mudgee gears up for the 2016 Sculptures in the Garden, come rain or shine.


The art of reviewing offers many pleasures for the adventurous genre-crossing writer, says SCU lecturer and author Dr Moya Costello.
Humans respond to cute. But why can cuteness elicit a strange mix of care-giving and aggression?