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Dubbo Photo News - - Opinion & Analysis - BY JENNA MCKEOWN

Po­lit­i­cal Arias

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.

Cricket Scuf­fle

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?

Kanye Con­cerns

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.

Kanye West

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