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Crossing the Nullarbor: Part Two

Poet Omar J. Sakr attempts to drive across Australia – and back again – in just nine days.

Welcome to Emergency

Paul Mitchell spends a night in the emergency waiting room, waiting.

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Excerpt from 'Atlas Dharma'

This is a sneak preview from our up-coming Going Down Swinging #33 from a collaboration between Cate Kennedy and Simon MacEwan. We will be launching the new GDS #33...

A Shortage of Santas

A friend of a friend is recruiting Santas for shopping centres and says that they are having trouble finding them. The money was slightly better than my labouring job....

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