Features

  • Chief Editor: Dear readers, OPMG is changing

    Dear readers, Olbrycht-Palmer Media Group is approaching its one year anniversary, and to mark the occasion we’re making some changes. As of Saturday 1 September 2018, the Olbrycht-Palmer Media Group publication will be rebranded as OPMagazine. When OPMG was launched nearly one year ago, I didn’t know where it would lead. The fundamental idea was to create a truly independent news organisation which cut through the noise and commentary of the 24/7 news cycle, and ... ► Read more

  • Our safety is not your choice

    We often walk home in the very early hours of the morning as a pair. On one particular walk home we were being yelled at by two adult men. They had gotten off the train like we had and were both much larger than the two of us. They were jeering and commenting on our appearances, and how exciting it was that we are identical twins. Of course we couldn’t ignore them, but we couldn’t ... ► Read more

  • Meet Adam. He’s challenging Florida’s bump fire stock ban.

    In response to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February 2018 and the Las Vegas shooting in October 2017, lawmakers in Florida enacted a raft of new laws aimed at reducing gun violence in schools. Included among these new laws is a purported ban on “bump fire stocks”, to which many individuals and organisations in Florida have reacted negatively. One such individual is Adam Roberts, a native of Florida. Adam has decided to personally ... ► Read more

  • Trump shouldn’t get a Nobel Peace Prize

    Last Friday, the world witnessed a truly historic moment — the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea. As Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in shook hands and crossed the border together, smiles ablaze, I think everyone watching understood that this meeting signalled a new era; possibly an era of lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. From the threat of nuclear war to talking about building a brighter future together, many, including myself, were stunned ... ► Read more

  • OPMG Collective: the Ruddock Review and religious freedoms

    The Religious Freedom Review, an expert panel to inquire into the protection of religious freedom in Australia, was announced on 22 November 2017.  The expert panel, with Philip Ruddock as its chair, is due to hand down its report on 18 May 2018. In the wake of the same-sex marriage debate, the findings of the review promise to be controversial, and to re-ignite the debate on the role of religion in society. For OPMG’s second ... ► Read more

Opinion

In Stereo

  • Amyl and the Sniffers: it’s still passion

    • Sam Elliott

      Columnist

    • Matilda Elliott

      Columnist

    Amyl and the Sniffers are an enigma. The very first time we got the pleasure of seeing these guys play was when they were opening for cult favourites Cosmic Psychos in Sydney. We stood watching the stage for the space of what felt like a millisecond before being electrocuted into the world the Sniffers projected. It was unreal. After showcasing our over excited, mountain-goat-style jumping up and down and ridiculous dance moves for the duration ... ► Read more