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PATRONS ONLY - UNEXPECTED RAINBOW IN OUTBACK AUSTRALIA

Here's a piece on marriage equality I wrote for the Uniting Church back in 2016, more than a year before the plebiscite finally happened.

Sadly, we're stuck with the mob who made the process so tortuous, and who are now emboldened to continue exercising their 'religious freedoms' dog whistling to bigots.

Still, activism got marriage equality over the line, eventually, and there are plenty of pressing issues on the agenda now, more than ever. 

Here's to a spot of optimism, eh?

PATRONS ONLY - ALTARED CONSCIOUSNESS

The Uniting Church, VicTas, kindly footed the bill to send me on a jaunt through Tassie covering the Unconscious Collective's 'Crossings' project a couple of years back. This was my second feature for their monthly newspaper, 'Crosslight', which just goes to show you really just don't know where this wacky thing we call 'life' is going to lead you next.

NOTES FROM THE MICF TRENCHES

Like all good underground movements, The Cult of the Independent Comedian is a broad, lovable coalition of misfits, ragamuffins and eccentrics.

This community, more connected than ever by a network of podcasts and social media, is a gypsy tribe of ne’er-do-wells and chancers relying on shares and word of mouth to pin down the next hot thing ahead of the herd. These lifers are destined to escape the Melbourne International Comedy Festival by the skin of their teeth, finances and physical/mental health barely intact from running a month long gauntlet of late shows and constant venue hopping