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24 Hour New Weird Party People

Sydney’s nightlife is experiencing a renaissance of activity fuelled by a surge of local artists, music lovers and eccentric party organisers; where the DJs play all night long. Angus Farrell takes us on a tour of just a few of the people behind the good music and great times in Sydney.

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Yes, in my backyard: Sydney rebuilds its mojo

In a selfish city with significant infrastructure problems, NIMBYism has been a loud and at times influential force. But not everyone shares the cynicism toward development. Michael Koziol meets the residents and reformers urging on the transformation of Sydney.

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The Gun Show

From the Norway massacre to the murder of Trayvon Martin, Ben Brooks chronicles the use and misuse of firearms in a world which continues to tolerate their inevitable consequences.

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The Rise of the Right

The hunt for scapegoats has seen far-right parties surge in popularity in Europe. While far-right parities have always been a part of European tradition, the emergence of remodelled far- and extreme- right parties in the past decade, and the increasing palatability of these parties, is seen by many as the alarming rise of fascism, writes Jackson Busse.

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Smash the rich, save the base

While the history of Chinese communism is complex, a little polishing makes the parallels with contemporary Australian political life shine through. A few years ago, I was walking down Eastern Avenue with a senior journalist from a major Chinese news organisation when we were approached by a couple of Socialist Alternative (SA) leafleteers. The SA…

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I want to be a Superhero

They’re the self-appointed guardians of our streets, patrolling the suburbs and fighting crime. Rob Morrison embarks on a journey to become his own real life Superhero and discovers there’s something far greater being represented here than just adults playing dress-up.

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The Hard Times

It’s a tough time for print media. With the rivers of gold long dried up, digital in a state of flux, and the news cycle more complex than ever, now out newspapers face the threat of further regulation. Nick Rowbotham looks to the future after Finkelstein.

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Shooting to kill: time to rethink the Taser?

The recent death of a Brazilian student stunned by a Taser has failed to change perspectives on Tasers as non-lethal alternatives to guns, writes Eleanor Gordon-Smith. The question is not whether they quell crime. For guns, too, quell crime. The question is whether they are truthfully a non-lethal alternative to handgun use.

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An Education Revolution?

In the battle to absolve the national crisis of education inequality, Tech for Australia picks our best and brightest graduates and sends them to the most disadvantaged schools. There’s just one thing – they’re not teachers. Edwin Zorilla looks at a program that divides as much as it conquers.