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Keegan gets to the heart of what it means to be a minimalist, and the results are surprisingly (ful)filling."},{"type":"24","title":"The 'Bad Boy' of Australian Ceramics","location":"Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia","lat":"-33.90476","lng":"151.18479000000002","issues":["Iconoclasts"],"ref":"/stories/97-the-bad-boy-of-australian-ceramics","thumb":"/images/stories/97/97_thumb-card.jpg","tagline":"Sydney-based artist Ramesh Nithiyendran talks to our editor Alexandra Havas about the limits of art as activism, the politics of gender, and how normalising representations of the phallus can help to dismantle some of its power."},{"type":"24","title":"Taking Risks: A father and son's walk to end mandatory detention","location":"Adelaide SA, Australia","lat":"-34.92849890000001","lng":"138.60074559999998","issues":["Migration & Displacement"],"ref":"/stories/107-taking-risks-a-father-and-son-s-walk-to-end-mandatory-detention","thumb":"/images/stories/107/107_thumb-card.jpg","tagline":"Criminal lawyer Adam Richards and his 13-year-old son Ned walked from Adelaide to Canberra earlier this year, and presented a petition urging the Federal Government to end "mandatory indefinite offshore detention of refugees". Alfred explores what inspired this act of protest from two everyday Australians."},{"type":"24","title":"We're coming to swamp you all","location":"Brisbane QLD, Australia","lat":"-27.4697707","lng":"153.02512350000006","issues":["Minority Voices"],"ref":"/stories/106-we-re-coming-to-swamp-you-all","thumb":"/images/stories/106/106_thumb-card.jpg","tagline":"In her childhood, cultural and environment factors left Yen-Rong feeling ambivalent towards writing. Now a young Asian Australian writer, she challenges the industry's lack of representation by pushing for more diversity in publishing."},{"type":"24","title":"Ravi's Hell: Part 2","location":"Melbourne VIC, Australia","lat":"-37.8136276","lng":"144.96305759999996","issues":["Migration & Displacement"],"ref":"/stories/104-ravi-s-hell-part-2","thumb":"/images/stories/104/104_thumb-card.jpg","tagline":"Part two of our miniseries. Ravi was detained in Nauru and Victoria for over 3 years. 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From homemade toothpaste to a practical compost system, she shares her tips on how to lead a zero waste life."},{"type":"24","title":"Q&A with Proudly Pokies Free","location":"Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia","lat":"-33.886111","lng":"151.21111099999996","issues":["Health Care,Power & Policy"],"ref":"/stories/93-q-a-with-proudly-pokies-free","thumb":"/images/stories/93/93_thumb-card.jpg","tagline":"Pokies machines are highly addictive, and the New South Wales government is addicted to the massive revenues they bring in each year. But when the machines themselves can suck anyone in, somebody is bound to lose. 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