Saving Racehorses: Reform or Revolution?

Note: I wrote this story before the Melbourne Cup and the tragic death of two horses there yesterday.  I have since tried to talk to the Australian Racing Board about whether they will now talk to animal advocates given this is the second year in a row where horses have died at the race.  They…

Climate change, a clarion call for the arts

September 26 2014 Nadyat El Gawley In a week when thousands marched across the globe calling for action ahead of the UN Climate Summit, Australian artists were asking how will we live? As part of the fifth Sydney Fringe Festival, 14 artists and architects have collaborated to explore domestic spaces in an era of environmental…

The Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2014

Rehearsing at Sydwest in Blacktown, the chamber orchestra jams work around life and death. This is part of a performance for the Sydney Sacred Music Festival coming up in September. Performers are: Richard Petkovic, Assim Gorashi, Yaw Derkyi, Shohrat Tursun, Mark Szeto and Victor Valdes. This was recorded as part of an upcoming series of…

Use My Body As A Bridge To The other Side Of The River

Street Stories Wednesday 21 September 2005 1:30PM Use My Body As A Bridge To The other Side Of The River http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/streetstories/use-my-body-as-a-bridge-to-the-other-side-of-the/3364574 This program is a journey alongside three Melbourne women from Muslim communities who share their stories of change. Confronting stereotypes with good humour and thoughtfulness, Reem, Nazife and Suzanne break through barriers of sexism…

Doggone

September 3 2014 Nadyat El Gawley Leading animal and transport advocacy groups have criticised the sudden decision by Transport for NSW to ban dogs from the light rail in the inner west. The ban has come after months of allowing commuters to take their pets on the trams since the service opened in March. Michael…