Aboriginal artists return to renowned workshop in Mittagong

Aboriginal artists return to renowned workshop in Mittagong

Posted December 14, 2017 16:52:04 Photo: Artists (L to R) Lynette Lewis, Alison Milyika Carroll, Tjunkaya Tapaya and Atipalku Intjalki. (ABC Illawarra: Sean O’Brien) It was the early 1970s when five young women from the remote Ernabella community in South Australia travelled from the deep desert to the lush Southern Highlands of New South Wales. There they undertook a ground-breaking weaving residency at the Sturt Workshop in Mittagong. Audio: ABC Illawarra spoke to the artists (ABC News) Now, nearly 50 years later, a group of Ernabella artists, including one of…

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Murdoch dismisses Fox News sexual harassment allegations as 'political'

Murdoch dismisses Fox News sexual harassment allegations as 'political'

Updated December 15, 2017 20:39:44 Video: Rupert Murdoch denies sexual misconduct allegations at Fox News have harmed business (ABC News) Rupert Murdoch has called sexual misconduct allegations within Fox News “nonsense” and “largely political”. Speaking to Sky News after Disney struck a deal to buy 21st Century Fox, Mr Murdoch said there had been no sexual misconduct allegations at Fox News since chief executive Roger Ailes left in 2016, despite two high profile Fox News hosts being ousted this year. When asked how the allegations had harmed Fox News, Mr…

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Bennelong by-election reaches fever pitch, Turnbull's majority at stake

Bennelong by-election reaches fever pitch, Turnbull's majority at stake

Updated December 16, 2017 00:24:45 Photo: Malcolm Turnbull joined John Alexander in Ryde on by-election eve. (ABC News: Marco Catalano) Related Story: Here’s what the Bennelong by-election means for the Government Related Story: Bennelong race tightens as both parties question make-or-break factors Australia’s political class is holding its breath today over the result of a crucial by-election, that could not only determine the future of a government but also the fate of its leader. Polls indicate a tight contest in the Bennelong ballot, with even Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull conceding…

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George Lucas’ gripe with new Star Wars film The Last Jedi

George Lucas’ gripe with new Star Wars film The Last Jedi

STAR Wars creator George Lucas wasn’t happy when he went backstage to look at how Episode VIII, The Last Jedi was being made. Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s production designer Rick Heinrichs told The Hollywood Reporter that the legend of the franchise personally came to tour the set at London’s Pinewood Studios. Heinrichs described him as a “cranky guy” who was not a fan of the amount of sets that were being built for the shooting of the sci-fi blockbuster. Heinrichs recalled that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson originally…

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Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

Image copyrightTom Uhlman Image caption Ipuh at the Cincinnati ZooScientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros – one of the most threatened mammals on Earth. Its genetic blueprint shows that populations have been in decline for a very long time. The rhino’s troubles began during the last Ice Age, when its habitat shrunk, says a US team. Since then, human pressures have caused numbers to dwindle further. There are now thought to be fewer than 250 individuals left in the wild. “This species has been well on its…

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