aussie movies

5

Holding the Man - 2015

“Tim and John fell in love at their all boys high-school while both were teenagers. John was captain of the football team. Tim an aspiring actor playing the lead in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it – the separations, the discrimination’s, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve, tried to destroy them.”

Less than 36 hours to go on the Kickstarter campaign for Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears!

We’ve already made history! Keep sharing and re-blogging the link and let’s make the final hours of this campaign as big as they can be: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468758721/miss-fisher-the-movie/description

What Gough did

101 years ago today, Gough Whitlam was born. This is what Gough did:

Basics
- Introduced universal healthcare
- Introduced no-fault divorce
- Introduced Racial Discimination Act
- Introduced the Trade Practices Act
- Established Family Court
- Established Legal Aid
- Made unis free
- Sewered poor suburbs
- Abolished (federal) death penalty
- Replaced ‘God Save the Queen’ with ‘Advance Australia Fair’
- gave the NT and ACT representation in the Senate

International stuff
- Scrapped the draft
- Freed those guilty of refusing the draft
- Ordered home all Aussie troops in Vietnam
- Started relations with China
- Forbid ‘whites only’ sports teams
- Voted for sanctions on apartheid South Africa at UN
- Granted independence to PNG
- Scrapped White Australia policy
- Established Multiculturalism policy
- Got France to stop Nuclear tests nearby

Women
- Reopened the equal pay case at the Arbitration Commission
- Set up women’s shelters
- Made The Pill easier to get
- Introduced single-mum welfare support
- Established a “Women’s Adviser” to the PM (first in the world!)

Arts
- Funded arts bigtime
- Raised minimum local content standards
- This meant more Aussie stuff on TV/movies/radio/stage
- Established Triple J, multicultural radio stations and FM radio.
- Established Australian Film Commission
- Established Australian Council for the Arts
- Established National Gallery of Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- Established Department of Aboriginal Affairs
- Funded existing Aboriginal Legal Services
- Set up new ones
- Gave the Gurindji people deeds to part of their land
- Pushed for more ATSI land reform

Environment
- Introduced environmental protection laws
- Ratified World Heritage Convention
- Established protections for the Great Barrier Reef
- Established Australian Heritage Commission

That ain’t even all of it. Thank you Gough Whitlam.

When you’re running late for the killing of revenants, even Earp’s take Taxi’s
.
.
.
May have been across the street watching the good people do their thing filming the Carmilla movie, when a wild Dominique appeared and was hustled into a taxi, most likely on her way to live tweet the season 2 premiere of Wynonna Earp

claireholt via Instagram

#aviolentseparation


Australia seems like a very beautiful place to live inSo many pretty things there it seems.

8

Spent the weekend in Toronto on the “Carmilla Trail”. @hammocksqwerl and I Visited current movie locations, the locations used for filming the movie trailer as well as for the series. Got a glimpse at our Carmilla favs as well as new additions to the fam.. it was amazing to see the places of a show and now movie that has given so much to fans and the community all around the world. The web series that could is now the movie that will.. So grateful to everyone involved @natvanlis … everyone! 🙌🏼
- Vincent Massey mansion (movie)
- Sugar beach (movie trailer)
- waters edge promenade (movie trailer)
- Guild Park and Gardens (series)
- The Darling Mansion (Series)

5

If you know who this real and legendary dog is, chances are:
1) you’re aussie
and
2) you’ve died inside

The story of a wild dog who answered to no one. Until a man worthy of his unwavering loyalty came along, and showed Australia what loyalty, and the unconditional love of mans best friend, really means.

Fact:

The red kelpie was known for stopping cars on the road by walking right in the path of an oncoming vehicle until it stopped and then he would hop in and travel to wherever the car driver was going.

He took bus rides as well and, once, when a new driver pushed him off her bus, the passengers all disembarked in protest