Lentils as Anything Profile Piece

I wrote this for the book Lentil as Anything: Food, Culture, Community. cheap cialis The book, published by Illura Press combines recipes and anecdotes to tell the story of the unique “pay as you feel” restaurant. It’s lunchtime at Lentils as Anything in St Kilda, and like the suburb itself, the restaurant is buzzing. Vegetarian pancakes crackle in their pans as the staff- today Eddie and Sahil, joke behind the counter. With Lady Gaga blaring over the speakers, the atmosphere is breezy and relaxed. Staff move…

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European Commission gets its claws out to ban Meow Meow

Europe’s night life suffers from a huge drug problem By Bridget Honan and Leonie Lohwasser The popular “legal high” named Meow Meow and other psychoactive substances will be banned across Europe when European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding introduces a new proposal in 2013. A common drug legislation for the EU The Commissioner for Justice wants to introduce legislation to create a uniform ban across the EU. So far, the responsibility to ban legal highs has been in the hands of the member states. The…

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A major in slacking off and a minor in screwing around.

UPDATE: This article appeared in The Age on the 17th of August 2010. It can be viewed online here. There’s no one more conceited than a university student, and I should know because I am one. We don’t need full-time jobs, we don’t need to move out of home and we don’t need to wake up before midday — because we’re being educated, for the benefit of the nation. Yes, stand aside Batman, spare us your policies politicians, because a wave of educated, pseudo intellectuals…

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Gen-Y: We're not all that bad.

EDIT: A revised version of this post appeared in the Herald Sun on Monday the 2nd of August 2010.It can be viewed online here. Being a member of Gen-Y is kind of like trying to stand up for Brendan Fevola. Your biggest enemy is the one you’re trying to protect. generic cialis lowest price Maybe if Fev stopped waving around dildos every time he got pissed, it might be a bit easier to present him as a responsible,civil member of society. Similarly, if Gen Y…

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News story on Victoria's pokies problem.

This is a hard news story i wrote for RMIT about pokies. It was when the debate about pre-commitment technology and Andrew Wilkie’s requests for reforms were just beginning. Gabriela Byrne is 54, successful, happily married and has two gorgeous children. But 18 years ago she contemplated committing suicide, more than once. Ms Byrne had an addiction to pokies which cost her $40,000, her job, and nearly her life. “The first time I played was on a lunch break, after i’d just had a fight…

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