THIS week the Australian music awards, the Aria’s were held in Sydney. Political issues dominated the night. Kylie Minogue and her partner surprised everyone by showing up, and the pair were wearing “Say I Do Down Under” tee’s, a clear message about marriage equality in Oz. Singer Troye Sivan claimed it is ‘only a matter of time’ until all Australian’s can marry in his acceptance speech for winning Best Video.
Flume and Sarah Blasko blasted the lockout laws, saying that people needed to separate the late nightlife of Sydney from its alcohol problem.
And Flight of the Conchord’s bitterly argued that Crowded House shouldn’t be accepted into Australian Hall of Fame, as there are ‘enough bands in Australia’. Too bad, New Zealand; we love them and we are keeping them.
ADELAIDE airport was the scene of an ugly earlier in the week, when the South African cricket team landed ahead of the third test match against Australia.
Lollies and ball tampering were on the mind of the journalists greeting the team captain; however the security were not impressed with how the media approached the players. Channel 9 reporter Will Crouch was pushed and shouldered out of the way when he dropped his microphone on the ground, ABC News Online reports. It’s not typical for the media to get involved in the sledging, is it?
AMERICAN rapper and clothes designer Kanye West raised concern last weekend when he displayed strange and erratic behaviour on stage at one of his concerts. Yep, strange and erratic even for him. Kanye only performed two songs, took a swing at his former friends and claimed he would have voted for Trump.
Kanye was later admitted to hospital with concerns around a psychotic episode, TMZ reported. Kanye has been under considerable stress in the past few months, with his wife attacked in Paris and the anniversary of his mother’s death approaching. If you or anyone you love is experiencing mental health problems, please call Lifeline 13 11 14.
Frozen for a Future
A landmark case was ruled in the UK last week when a 14 year-old girl asked that her mother be the only person to decide what happens with her body once she died.
The girl, known as JS, wished to be cryogenically preserved, in the hope that one day the cancer which killed her could be cured. ‘I think being cryo-preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up’ she told the judge. Her wish was granted, but it has generated a debate on the validity and process of freezing and reviving people.