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Q&A: Christopher Pyne says he supports plebiscite after marriage equality tape

Liberal minister Christopher Pyne says he continues to support a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, after a tape emerged of him saying marriage equality may happen in Australia "sooner than everyone thinks".

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Chris Rock surprises with secret comedy club gigs in Australia with Total Blackout tour

Comedy club punters in Perth and Melbourne scored a massive treat with surprise appearances by Chris Rock.

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Radiohead who? Jeremy Corbyn scores biggest rockstar reception at Glastonbury

Thom Yorke? Ed Sheeran? Make way for Jezza.

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Netflix cancels Girlboss show after one season

Netflix's slashing of its original content continues with another show biting the dust after just one season.

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MSO Plays Pastoral review: Beguiling Strauss, exacting Beethoven

Daniel Muller-Schott gave a generous, soaring account of the solo part of Don Quixote.

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Taylor Swift's return to Spotify nets her $530,000 in one week

After checking her latest bank balance, Taylor Swift might be regretting her lengthy tiff with Spotify.

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How the street library revolution is bringing neighbourhoods together

Boxes of books are popping up on front lawns, in parks and on streets all over Australia. They're getting communities reading, fostering friendships and even sparking romances.

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Triple M launching first national drive show with radio royalty

Legendary radio presenter Mick Molloy is leaving Melbourne's Triple M radio show to take up the hosting gig on the station's new national drive show.

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Ron Howard Takes Over Han Solo Film

Ron Howard is stepping in to direct the coming stand-alone Han Solo film, two days after Philip Lord and Christopher Miller were ousted from the job. They had spent 4 1/2 months on the as-yet-untitled space western.

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John Oliver hit with defamation lawsuit by coal industry titan Robert Murray

The CEO is known for aggressively suing journalists and media organisations that run critical content.

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20 things to hear, see and do this weekend

The best live music, theatre, arts, film, exhibitions and more in Melbourne and beyond.

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'I construct myself and do things how I want to do them' ... Tash Sultana calls her own tune

From teenaged busker to sell-out tours at 22, Tash Sultana has firmly remained the architect of her own design.

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National Gallery of Victoria to get its own pool room to paddle in

At just 30 centimetres deep, this pool is meant more as a place for deep reflection than actual swimming.

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Sam Newman sparks outrage with comments about Caitlyn Jenner

The Footy Show's Sam Newman has again provoked outrage, this time over his comments about Caitlyn Jenner.

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Rebel Wilson: $7 million defamation claim too large, defence

Rebel Wilson's special damages claim is "extraordinarily large" according to the publisher found guilty of defaming her by branding her a serial liar who faked her way into Hollywood.

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ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory giving away slides

More than 10,000 slides from the ANU's art department are up for grabs

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Robbie Williams leads 'moving' charity single for Grenfell Tower victims

Pop stars including Robbie Williams, Rita Ora and members of One Direction have teamed up for a charity single to raise funds for victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire.

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Rebel Wilson promises to give away cash from defamation win

Rebel Wilson has promised to give away any money she receives from her successful lawsuit against magazine publisher Bauer Media.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their inventive two-man show to Netflix

Inventive two-man satire is a surreal, pinballing experience.

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Paul McCartney to tour Australia in December

It's the Australian tour we've been waiting nearly 25 years for. Although one city will be waiting a good while longer.

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Bachelor In Paradise resumes shooting, but Keira Maguire backs out after scandal

Bachelor In Paradise may be forging ahead, but Australia's Keira Maguire says she'll no longer be a part of the "tacky" show.

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Cultural tourism and creative industries pump $23b into Victorian economy

While domestic tourists see Melbourne as Australia's undisputed arts capital, for international visitors, Sydney is the city they consider our top cultural destination.

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'You want me to sell some art?': Johnny Depp's financial woes laid bare

The extent of Johnny Depp's financial woes have been laid bare in court.

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For the Kronos Quartet, there are no musical boundaries

This "classical" group don't see divisions, they see only new lessons to learn and styles to absorb, from minimalism to tango to folk songs.

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Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten's 2017 MPavilion design uses Melbourne's cityscape as a stage

A circular ampitheatre shrouded by plants and topped with a floating aluminium grid, OMA's structure is vastly different to the pavilions that have come before it.

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Broadway invasion: Australian musicals struggle to make mark as Helpmann nominations announced

You could be forgiven for thinking it was the nominations announcement for the Tony Awards rather than Australia's live performance awards.

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House Rules host Joh Griggs gets teary over post-Cyclone Debbie reveal

Despite the House Rules work site on the Gold Coast being ground to a halt due to Cyclone Debbie, the teams were able to return and finish their landscape designs.

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Surprise winner of Sydney Film Festival 2017: Hungary's On Body And Soul

An idiosyncratic romance about two Hungarian slaughterhouse workers who share dreams has won the $60,000 prize.

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Miles Franklin shortlist names five contenders for the $60,000 literary award

Judges for the $60,000 Miles Franklin award have unveiled a shortlist of five novels in line for Australia's most significant literary prize.

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Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnoea and 'other conditions': coroner

The Hollywood star died in December last year of sleep apnoea and 'other conditions'.

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Timothy Snyder's book 'On Tyranny' is grim reading in the Trump era

'On Tyranny' is not alarmist. The decline of democracy is unfolding around us.

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Netflix may be forced to make more Australian shows

Netflix and other streaming services could for the first time be forced to make Australian programs, with a government inquiry hearing that local quotas for subscription video on demand services are under active consideration.

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Haydn's Creation review: Siobhan Stagg an unalloyed success in Melbourne Symphony Orchestra recital

The soprano demonstrated unerring accuracy in the composer's tensile upper-line arcs and rapid ornamental flourishes, as well as having a creamy fullness of timbre.

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Talkback king Alan Jones in hospital with 'nasty bug'

He says

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Lorde's new album, Melodrama, is brilliant

​Lorde

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Melbourne Theatre Company raises $4.6 million for five-year suite of new Australian plays

Melbourne Theatre Company has unveiled a $4.2 million, five-year fund to commission and develop up to 10 plays a year by a who's who of Australian writers.

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Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against Bauer Media

Hollywood star Rebel Wilson has won her high-profile court battle against the publisher of Woman's Day and Australian Women's Weekly, Bauer Media.

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Rough Night review: Rough first feature from Broad City writer

The first feature film from Lucia Aniello, a key writer behind goofball New Yorker comedy Broad City, is disappointingly mainstream.

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Music festival Spilt Milk sells out in under 20 minutes

If you haven't already bought a ticket, you probably won't be seeing Lorde perform in Canberra.

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Beth Orton review: Surprising turns from folk and electronica

Still awkward but now channelling Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno, Beth Orton is doing something new with old forms.

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David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize

Every word matters in this supreme example of the writer's craft, says judge.

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Christian White wins $15,000 Victorian Premier's unpublished manuscript award

The latest winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript award hopes to follow in the footsteps of his successful predecessors.

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Muriel's Wedding: The Musical star named

Sydney Theatre Company has announced that Maggie McKenna will take the lead role for its upcoming production, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, the stage version of the much-loved 1994 film starring Toni Collette.

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Hotel Coolgardie review: Dark outback doco raises questions about objectivity

A documentary follows two female Finnish backpackers as they confront the seedy underside of an Australian mining town.

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Watch The Sunset, a crystal meth addiction thriller, is shot in a single take

A new film about an ex-bikie trying to reunite his family follows in the footsteps of Birdman.

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Art Gallery of NSW's Sydney Modern gets the cash it needs, but questions remain

More than four years after it was first proposed, Sydney Modern, it seems, is finally about to be transformed from a vision that exists only on the architects' computer screens and in the mind's eye of Art Gallery of NSW director Michael Brand into a

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Sydney Modern battles for supremacy with Art Gallery of NSW expansion

A vast cavern will form the foundation of the Art Gallery of NSW's $344m Sydney Modern plan.

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Queen and Adam Lambert to tour Australia in 2018 with more than hits

Queen are heading back to Australia and say they'll shake things up with a surprising setlist.

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Art Gallery of NSW gets $244m for Sydney Modern 'global museum of the future'

The controversial expansion project is expected to be completed by 2021.

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Review: The Hindmarsh Prize, 2017, Canberra Glassworks

The 2017 Hindmarsh Prize showcases Canberra's best glass artists

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