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Tales from the Well - stories about water, place and memory

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

Adelaide tap water tastes disgusting.
It’s renowned for being the worst in Australia and people go to great lengths to get good drinking water from anywhere but the tap. I used to get rain water from my Nan's house in the Adelaide hills but she’s moved and I really miss the taste of her old galv tank. It’s a unique flavor that’s quite different from plastic tanks or bottled spring water. I had to find a new source of good drinking water.

Special K - Hope in a Horse Tranquiliser

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

When I would ask people about ketamine, for those who knew about it, a few ideas were evoked: an animal sedative, a hallucinogenic party drug or an anaesthetic for children. But when I mentioned ketamine to people rarely did anyone think of it as a treatment for depression. However, right now in clinics across Australia ketamine is being developed as a way of tackling mental illness.

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CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

Keith and hundreds of other Melbournians join together in a campaign of resistance against the East West Link Project. This project plans to cut a swathe through Collingwood, Clifton Hill, Fitzroy on into park lands of Royal Park.

A Harp Player Called Uncle

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

In Sydney 2000 my mate Budgie was telling me a story of a band that he saw in Adelaide in 1980. Budgie recalls a harmonica player that played hard and a band that shook the foundations of the Arkabar Hotel in Adelaide.

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CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

#CityOfLove was trending on Twitter as the ACT government made moves towards making laws to create marriage equality in 2013. As the conversation around marriage equality grew in the media, we wanted to ask: why marriage?

Autism and Humanity - Understanding ASD

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

I am 46, single female with no kids. I find loud noises and shopping centres extremely stressful. Then you add small children having tantrums and I find the experience completely intolerable.

National Features and Documentary Comp logo

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

In Western Australia, Aboriginal children make up more than half of all children in out-of-home care or what is known as foster care. Yet Aboriginal children only make up 5 per cent of the population in the state. Aboriginal foster carer Carol Dowling goes on a journey to investigate whether she and her community are witnessing yet another stolen generation.

Kangaroo

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

The program examines our relationship with the kangaroo and questions how our attitudes towards this native animal have shaped government policy, industry practices and media representation.

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CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

What We Talk About When We Talk About Music is a documentary piece about a unique music group in Melbourne. The group is made up of members from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre - diverse individuals positioned in such diverse circumstances, but all seeking a safe future in Australia. This documentary focuses on these musicians, and what they achieve together every Wednesday evening at the group's rehearsals. What occurs in rehearsals is more than making music, and what we talk about turns out to be much more, as well.

To the Motherland - Korean adoptees searching for birth family

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

Over 150,000 Koreans have been adopted overseas since the Korean War Armistice in 1954. And I am one of them.

Riot Grrrls in the New World

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

Riot Grrrl is not simply a period of feminist punk in the early 90s, but is a movement whose ongoing thoughts, ideas and challenges have enriched human liberation. Riot Grrrl is a recurring motif for empowering females, placing Grrrls at the centre of music and for showing everyone the saviour of rock and roll: women.