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Preview: SUDS presents Julius Caesar

  Shakespeare’s political tragedy Julius Caesar has been reimagined countless times over the centuries. The 2012 Royal Shakespeare production employed an entirely black cast and relocated the play to Africa to provide commentary on despotism and corruption. Bell Shakespeare’s 2011 production transposed the play into the modern political context of backroom dealings and leadership challenges,…

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Walking off the job…

It has been almost a decade since members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) last went on strike at Sydney University. In 2009, the NTEU threatened to strike on two occasions, only to cancel strike action at the eleventh hour when the University’s administration agreed to back down on proposed changes to pay and…

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NUS a Toothless Tiger?

Does the National Union of Students (NUS) still have any relevance? Nick Rowbotham skipped Melbourne’s laneways, lattes and giant balls of yarn to sit in on the annual conference of Australia’s peak student representative body.

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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.