In 2014 I was contacted by one of my long-standing crime research contacts. He explained that he is currently stationed at Manus Island, and that the information being made public about the violence that took place there was not correct. I came forward with this information at his request, once I was able to fully verify his account.
I love tattoos. I also love travel. Tattooing exists in practically every part of the world in some form, and perhaps like me, when you think of Japan, their famously rich tattoo culture is one of the first things that come to mind. After all, Irezumi, or traditional Japanese tattooing, goes back many centuries, and modern tattoo […]
Cyberhate – ‘It’s not coming out of ‘the internet’, it’s coming out of us.’ Last week I had the privilege of speaking at the National Press Club on the subject of cyberhate, or online abuse. My address, ‘Cyberhate and Beyond’ was televised and can be viewed here. My speech is transcribed below. For the full […]
UPDATE: Tara will give an address on the topic of Cyberhate and Beyond at the National Press Club, August 9. The address will be televised on the ABC. UPDATE: Watch Cyberhate on ABC iView now. I have been a tad quiet on my blog lately as I’ve spent much of my time in the past 10 […]
It feels a bit strange to write a beauty blog, but for years I’ve been asked almost every week for beauty tips. As a 43-year-old woman requests for beauty tips could be seen as novel in a culture where youth is still so often represented as being a prerequisite for beauty, but perhaps it is […]
Over the long weekend I had the pleasure of spending time in the town of Grenfell, NSW, as the official special guest of the 60th Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts. The beloved Australian bush poet and author Henry Lawson was born in a Grenfell gold field in 1867, to one of Australia’s most influential […]