Friday Jul 25
Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs
A secret government discussion paper has been leaked and proposes a system of website blocking and expanded liability for ISPs when it comes to "reasonable steps that can be taken ... to discourage or reduce online copyright infringement."
Los Angeles Times
Dixie Longate rings up laughs and sales in 'Dixie's Tupperware Party'
Showbiz has been this route before: a man playing a woman who sports a stereotypical regional and class-specific accent, outrageous hair and accessories, and a wit wicked enough to keep the character airborne on continual gusts of laughter.
JUST when you thought Strictly Come Dancing couldn't get any camper, Dame Edna Everage has become the latest name rumoured to be joining the new series.
Tim Storrier's ``winning curse'' of Sir Les in this year's Archibald Prize
Tim Storrier with Barry Humphries and the portrait of Sir Les Patterson, which is entered for the 2014 Archibald Prize.
It's time for the Archies, the art prize we love to hate
The portrait prize that Australians love to love, but much of our "serious" art community loves to hate is back, with the finalists for the $75,000 Archibald Prize announced this morning at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Sydney Morning Herald
Archibald Packing Room Prize goes to..
The packers have spoken for the 23rd time and this year declared Tim Storrier's portrait of Sir Les Patterson as their favourite entry for the 2014 Archibald Prize.
Catching up with the cultural wizards of Oz who came to UK
Howard Jacobson has been telling a joke for a quite some time about his first trip to Australia back in 1964.
Rolf stripped of highest honour
EXCLUSIVE: Rolf Harris was to have been named Australian of the Year in the UK, but was stripped of the honour days before it was to have been bestowed.