The Indian Ocean is a collection of stories about daily life in places around the Indian Ocean Rim. Dispatches From Kochi is the first instalment – a collection of stories from Kochi in Kerala, India. Written by Robert Wood, this series brings to light the texture and tone of everyday life in this small port town.
Chechi is about labour politics and work culture in Kochi.
"I started working in the arts, I got a boyfriend, I got this fancy arts job in Sydney and I’m like, “Yes! Life is finally going to happen for me.” And when I got to Sydney it was not what I expected at all."
Craig Hollywood is the founder of Short Back and Sidewalks, a charity that gives haircuts to homeless and disadvantaged people. His first customer travelled 35 kilometres to get his hair cut. Here, Craig speaks about how a simple haircut can be the catalyst for change, and how the effect and simplicity of having a normal conversation can transform a person.
Kate Alderton is the director of the Aboriginal Engagement Directorate within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Kate shares insight on the impact COVID-19 had on policy making for rural and remote Aboriginal communities across Western Australia.