History of incarceration in NSW told with newly digitised archive

History of incarceration in NSW told with newly digitised archive

Posted October 23, 2017 15:51:27 Photo: Sarah Clifford spent time in NSW jails in the late 1800s and early 1900s for pick pocketing. (Supplied: State Archives and Records NSW) A newly digitised archive detailing the stories of nearly 50,000 prisoners incarcerated in New South Wales between 1870 and 1930 is the foundation of a new exhibition, and one that is hoped to stimulate more investigation. Captured: Portraits of Crime is an exhibition and major project of State Archives and Records NSW, which has selected 37 of the prisoners to tell…

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Bishop’s $1.2m bill included seeing Thor

Bishop’s $1.2m bill included seeing Thor

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has come under fire after she claimed $1.2 million in expenses, which included a trip to the premiere of the new Disney-Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok. At a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra today, Labor senator Kimberley Kitching told a committee she had spent the $1.2 million in a “variety of ways”, including attending a polo match and going to the movie premiere in Sydney. Photos from the premiere show Ms Bishop there with her partner David Panton. media_cameraThe latest Marvel movie Thor, Ragnarok starring Chris Hemsworth…

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The history of the same-sex marriage debate, as told by Q&A

The history of the same-sex marriage debate, as told by Q&A

Posted October 23, 2017 11:58:09 External Link: Q&A’s first same-sex marriage question in 2008 Related Story: Same-sex marriage? Q&A asks whether we should keep marriage at all Related Story: ‘You are saying your relationship is worthy of marriage and mine is not’ On Q&A the audience asks the questions. It’s the mechanism that keeps the program connected to what ordinary people want to discuss, and ever since we’ve been talking on Q&A, we’ve been talking same-sex marriage. In fact, the first question came before we really started: during the pilot….

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Big changes afoot for Real Housewives of Sydney

Big changes afoot for Real Housewives of Sydney

MATCHBOX productions are this week doing test shoots with potential new castmates for the Real Housewives of Sydney. With Foxtel looking to shake things up after an extremely volatile first season, Confidential understands producers have been meeting with women over the past few weeks about joining the franchise. media_cameraReal Housewives of Sydney cast Matty Samaei, Lisa Oldfield and Melissa Tkautz. Picture: Jonathan NgDecorator Nelly Tilly, jeweller Alina Barlo and pilates queen Sonia Darbey are among the names floating around the Harbour City as potential new members of the cast. One…

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Indian cartoonist once arrested for sedition says free speech is 'not in good condition'

Indian cartoonist once arrested for sedition says free speech is 'not in good condition'

Updated October 22, 2017 14:29:07 Video: Critics of the government in India, such as cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, face an increasing risk of being censored or jailed. (The World) An Indian political cartoonist arrested for sedition in 2012 for posting a series of caricatures online that mocked the Government has said freedom of speech in his country has only worsened in the years since. “I don’t think freedom of speech is in a good condition over there,” Aseem Trivedi, 30, told the ABC, citing numerous counts of sedition charges since. However,…

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