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troublemag | February 20, 2018

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Social Work

Barry Dickens : Last Words

July 4, 2017 |

SOCIAL WORK : A Masterclass  

Introduction Dr Mark Halloran

Barry Dickens was born in 1949 into a working class family in Reservoir, Melbourne. After leaving school at the age of 16 he worked in factories in North Melbourne for … Read More

Deep Trouble

July 1, 2017 |

a social work podcast

Following on from our Social Work interview format, the Deep Trouble Podcast places artists, writers, celebrities and public figures in the hands of an expert as they undergo therapeutic techniques based upon the principles of Acceptance … Read More

Social Work: Brentley Frazer

January 28, 2017 |

“The case for E-Prime rests on the simple proposition that ‘isness’ sets the brain into a medieval Aristotelian framework that makes it impossible to understand modern problems and opportunities.” – Robert Anton Wilson 1  

At a tender age, while … Read More

Reg Mombassa: Landscapes

October 30, 2016 |


Born in New Zealand in 1951, Chris O’Doherty, otherwise known as Reg Mombassa, emigrated to Australia with his family in 1969. After graduating where from the National Art School in Sydney in 1975, he formed rock band … Read More

Tommi Parrish

May 2, 2016 |


Tommi (aka Katie) Parrish is a comic artist and illustrator, and is currently art editor at The Lifted Brow. Their work has appeared in various anthologies, magazines, mini comics, gallery shows in New York, Argentina, and throughout … Read More

Andrez Bergen: Magpie

February 29, 2016 |

SOCIAL WORK Andrez Bergen / Magpie (writer) Oi Oi Oi! Issue #7, published by Comicoz February 2016  

Andrez Bergen is an Australian expat who’s lived in Tokyo these past fifteen years, working as a journalist, author, musician and artist. … Read More

A Post Encounter with Casper Jean Rimbaud

December 6, 2015 |


Casper Jean Rimbaud is an author and multi-media artist from Melbourne. His first novel, Post Encounter (Fiction Terrifica, 2015), tells the terrifying story of an ordinary middle class Australian family held captive in their home by a … Read More

How To Run An International Film Festival: SURVIVAL GUIDE

November 8, 2015 |

Neil Boyack

Community Engagement Coordinator & Director, CAFS Survival International Film Festival  

You might think that social welfare organisations and film festivals have little in common, but it has become apparent to me, as both a writer and organiser … Read More

The Nice House: Louise Turley

November 5, 2015 |

SOCIAL WORK with Neil Boyack  

The Nice House, directed by Louise Turley is a touching insight and tribute to Luke Batty and his mother Rosie. Australia was shocked to the core when Luke was murdered at the hand of … Read More

Craig Munro: Adventures in the Art of Editing

September 1, 2015 |


Towards the end of 1971, Craig Munro was faced with a difficult decision. After taking a year’s leave from his cadetship in journalism at Brisbane’s Courier-Mail to study full time at the University of Queensland, he was … Read More