Copyright in the digital age - workshop

Copyright in the Digital Age seminars -

Following the success of last year's Copyright in the Digital Age seminars, we will be holding a second free series in venues across Australia in May 2006.

Copyright in the Digital Age covers what you need to know when offering and protecting your work online.

From online search engines, e-book readers to digital rights management, we review what's happening with new technology and policy which affects all aspects of publishing. View the full program here.

The seminar will include a panel session, held in association with the Australian Society of Authors and featuring authors, publishers and copyright experts. They will review some of the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing Australian creators in the digital age.

All seminars run from 4.00pm - 6.00pm, followed by refreshments. Dates and venues are shown below:

* Perth: Tuesday 2 May, Art Gallery of Western Australia
* Adelaide: Wednesday 3 May, State Library of South Australia
* Sydney: Thursday 11 May, CAL offices
* Brisbane: Tuesday 16 May, Brisbane Council City Hall
* Canberra: Wednesday 17 May, National Library of Australia
* Melbourne: Wednesday 24 May, State Library of Victoria

To register

Register online or phone 02 9394 7600 for more information or to book your place.

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Australian Institute of Urban Studies (AIUS)

The Australian Institute of Urban Studies (AIUS) is an Australia-wide independent not-for-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of urban affairs. It offers many opportunities for members and other interested people to participate in the ongoing debate about urban living in Australia.

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Urban Ecology - Australia

Urban Ecology Australia is a non-profit organisation promoting people and nature friendly urban settlements. UEA project, Christie Walk, is a medium density housing development located in downtown Adelaide which combines many ecologically sustainable and community enhancing features. It was initiated by UEA as a demonstration project, to promote nature and people friendly urban development by example.

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Urban design forum

Urban Design Forum Incorporated is a non-profit organisation formed with the following statement of purpose:

* To encourage the better design of our cities and towns and regions
* To provide a forum where ideas and comment about urban design can be expressed

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The countdown is on again for the annual Earthcore Global Carnival! A three day summer extravaganza of music, dancing, performances, art, local designer and food markets and much more.


Australia's biggest alternative electronic music and lifestyle festival, celebrating 13 years!

November 24 - 26, Undera, Victoria
December 1 – 3, Peak Crossing, Queensland

The countdown is on again for the annual Earthcore Global Carnival! A three day summer extravaganza of music, dancing, performances, art, local designer and food markets and much more. A place where love, new friendships and creative inspiration blossom! An alternative music and lifestyle celebration outdoors in the beautiful Australian bush landscape, the way mother nature intended!

The Earthcore legend began 13 years ago with some turntables in the back of a Mercedes and 200 people dancing under the trees. Since then Earthcore has cemented itself as the most progressive events company in Australia, appealing to audiences and artists of all walks of life. Now conducting over 100 different events per year, Earthcore’s pinnacle is its outdoor festival held in the last weekend of November every year in Victoria. It has evolved from a dance music festival into a three day multidimensional music, lifestyle and cultural festival with a massive Australian and international reputation. Earthcore has brought some of the globe's leading music figures to Australian audiences, including Shpongle, Perry Farrell, Future Sound of London, The Orb, Propellerheads, Lab4 and many more, as well as the best in local talents such as Cosmic Psychos, The Bird, Regurgitator, Tism, Wild Marmalade, Pitch Black and Salmonella Dub.

For the second time again this year, Earthcore will stage their outdoor summer festival in south east Queensland as well as northern Victoria. The Queensland event with include some, but not all of the acts playing at the Victorian event.

Headlining the Victorian Carnival will be the legendary Peter Hook of New Order fame with a DJ set. New Order were part of the burgeoning Manchester scene (See Factory Records, The Hacienda and the movie 24 Hour Party People) which emerged in the late '70s and early '80s, the birthplace of dance music and acid house in the UK along with bands like Joy Division and the Happy Mondays. With the resurgance of electro, '80s sounds and new wave over the last few years, this is the sound that so many bands of today are trying to emulate. Playing a mix of Madchester, indie and breaks, we can only hope Hook will throw in some New Order hits such as Blue Monday and Bizarre Love Triangle. Kiddies come taste a piece of history right here on your doorstep, and fans of New Order will not be disappointed.

Alongside this legend, Earthcore showcases some of the acts that are pushing the psy-trance movement into a global phenomenon including Skazi (Israel/live) blurring the lines between rock and trance like their cohorts Infected Mushroom. Joining them, GMS a.ka. Growling Mad Scientists (Netherlands/live), DJ Emok (Phoney Orphants) and Phoney Orphants (live) who rocked last year's festival headlining with their Iboga Records (Denmark) cohorts, New Zealand progressive trance crews Antix (live) and Freq (live), plus James Monro from seminal trance label Flying Rhino Records, Sirius Insness, Xavier Morel (France), Israeli heavyweights Shulman (chillout) and Oforia, Moshic and Fatali of BNE Records (Infected Mushroom's label), Eskimo (Phantasm Records/live/UK), Gaudi (Interchill) and many many more.

The Earthcore Global Carnival Victoria will feature this all star line up across six massive stages, returning for the third year in a row the Circus Beserkus Band Tent, the heart and soul of Earthcore, the long-running Hydra Trance Arena, the Temple of the Aztecs Monster Mainfloor with wicked laser shows, Sunny's tech/electro and dirty beats Market Stage, the VIP Club 333 area with free food, drinks, comfy couches and the opportunity to mingle with the festival talent, plus all the usual madness inducing installations, lightshows, deranged performances, local designer and food markets, camping facilities, workshops and fresh air all on 500 acres of prime land.

Queensland gets lucky again, with the Earthcore Global Carnival returning to last year's tropical Peak Crossing site, just north of Brisbane. Featuring some of the talent from Victorian event, Earthcore Carnival Queesland will feature a non-stop, open-air, all-star lineup from dusk til dawn over three days, with onsite food and clothing markets, camping, workshops and other festival frolicking!

If you only go to one event this year, then make it the Earthcore Global Carnival – because when the festival's over and your sneakers are a bit worse for wear, you know you're gonna spend the next two weeks scraping dirt out from underneath your fingernails and catching up on sleep lost, you will still have all the happy memories, sun tan and isnpired musical inspiration to take home with you!

VIC TICKETS: Advance earlybird $79 tickets SOLD OUT! Second round earlybird tickets $89 + BF from or purchase CLUB VIP tickets for $222 + BF now for the ultimate in fluffed up comfort OUTDOORS with air conditioning, full table service, complimentary drinks, outdoor pensioners garden, private dancefloor, comfy couches, exotic delicacies, live video feed of the festival from all weird angles and more. Limited to 333 lucky people!

QLD TICKETS: Advance earlybird tickets $79 + BF from

Discount tickets to all events are limited, so get in quick!

GOLD PASS: For added value, purchase the limited edition Earthcore Gold Pass for $350 and receive VIP Tickets to the Global Carnival in November plus entry to all Earthcore event's for t12 months. This special offer is only available to the first 100 ticket buyers so get in quick!

Earthcore Global Carnival is a licensed 18+ event.

Get the music before you go

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Broken Yellow video clip for The Herd's "I was only 19"

The Herd's video clip for 'I was only 19' track

click on the image to goto the video player page

Broken Yellow have created a moving video clip for The Herd's version of the Redgum track "I was only 19" written by John Schumann (who's voice can be heard in the video clip also). The emotional song and video clip have been warmly received and war veterans could be seen in the crowd enjoying the re-release of the song at The Herd's recent gig at the Gaelic Club in Sydney.

Visit the Elefant Traks website @ for more details or to find out when The Herd or other Elefant Traks bands are playing in a town near you.

> Resinous Hermits 24 Mar
with Resin Dogs & Hermitude @ Brisbane

> Resinous Hermits 25 Mar
with Resin Dogs & Hermitude @ The Gold Coast

> Combat Wombat at Bar 303 25 Mar
with Combat Wombat @ Bar 303, High St Northcote

> Hermits in Malaysia! 31 Mar
with Hermitude @ Kuala Lumpur

> Mornington Youth Fest 1 Apr
with Combat Wombat @ The Village Green

> The Espy 13 Apr
with Combat Wombat @ The Esplanade Hotel

> The Great Escape 14 Apr
with The Herd, Combat Wombat, TZU, Koolism, Hermitude & Unkle Ho @ Parramatta Missile Depot

> Elefants in Melbourne 21 Apr
with The Herd @ The Corner Hotel, Richmond

> WA Hip Hop Mash 22 Apr
with Hilltop Hoods, Hermitude, Downsyde & TZU @ Supreme Court Gardens, Perth

> Apollo Bay Festival 22 Apr
with The Herd @ Apollo Bay

> Resinous Hermits 24 Apr
with Resin Dogs & Hermitude @ Melbourne

> Resinous Hermits 28 Apr
with Resin Dogs & Hermitude @ Byron Bay

> Groovin the Moo 29 Apr
with The Herd @ Maitland Showground, NSW

> Resinous Hermits 29 Apr
with Resin Dogs & Hermitude @ Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour

> Beach Elefant Fridays 5 May
with Combat Wombat @ Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi

> Beach Elefant Fridays 12 May
with 13th Son & Fame & DJ Ology @ Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi

> Beach Elefant Fridays 19 May
with Ozi Batla, Chasm, Sir Robbo & Prince V @ Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi

> Beach Elefant Fridays 26 May
with The Tongue & DJ Diaz & Prince V @ Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi

event documentation archive

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Documentation of events including interviews, audio, video and photos for archival purposes.

Multiple genres are included - music and more recently arts projects.

Most of the material is hosted offsite to save bandwidth.

This section is slowly being updated with documented older events - mostly photos, audio recordings and some reviews & informal interviews, and more recently video. There's also a few notes from courses and workshops I've attended. I haven't had time to transcribe some of my notes / audio interviews so I'm posting photos of my notebooks and raw recordings on occasion - perhaps this is better than nothing!

film library Australia

Film Australia Library

Film Australia is celebrating 60 years of documentary with preview clips online.

See our News page for the latest annnouncement.

In 1945, the Australian National Film Board was established to produce documentary films and in 1946, Stanley Hawes began work as the first "producer in chief" of what was to become Film Australia.


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