Indira Naidoo

Throughout her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, Indira Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affairs programs, including ABC’s LATE EDITION and SBS TV’s WORLD NEWS. She is currently the host of ABC Radio’s Weekend Nightlife. ​​Indira is also an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside […]

Zak Williams

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Jo Robinson

PhD, MSc, Applied Psy, Bsc Hons Psy Jo has dedicated her working life to improving our knowledge about the best approaches to reduce suicide risk among young people. As Associate Professor at Orygen, she leads the suicide prevention research unit, which is globally regarded as the leading centre of youth suicide research. Jo’s work also […]

Lillie Walker

Lillie Walker is a proud sixteen year-old Yorta Yorta, Kuku Yalanji and Girrimai woman. Lillie calls Shepparton home, and loves to sing, play piano, and perform for others. A member of Deborah Cheetham’s Dhungala Children’s Choir, Lillie has performed at the Shepparton ANZAC Commemorative Service and Shepparton Land of Plenty festival.

Shane Howard

For 40 years, Shane Howard has established himself as one of Australia’s most influential writers and singers. Inspired by everywhere from the red centre to the wilds of Tasmania, his songs have created a new map of Australia. Shane’s lyrics dig down into what it means to be a modern Australian. His music reaches across […]

Well into Winter

Contemporary alt-folk collective Well Into Winter weaves dark, intimate poetry into the stitching of gentle folk arrangements. With a clear emphasis on lyric, harmony and story, they create songs which are at all times lonely, yet still nostalgic and hopeful. As lifelong supporters of the Winter Solstice, we were delighted to invite them home to […]

Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a Bundjalung descendant, born, raised, and writing poetry in Dharug country. A co-Editor of Overland, educator, and researcher of Indigenous literatures, Evelyn’s debut poetry collection DROPBEAR was released with the University of Queensland Press in 2021. Evelyn’s writing has been awarded the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young […]

Pumpkin and Lentil Soup (Vegan)

Serves 6–8  2 kg pumpkin peeled and diced 500 g carrots peeled and sliced 1 kg brown onions peeled and sliced 250 g red lentils 6 cloves garlic chopped or grated Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable stock Oil for sweating off onions and garlic Method Sweat onion in oil until softened Add garlic after […]


This Greek stew uses a blend of sweet and sour tastes to give it its unique character. Cooking Time 3 1/4 hours Serves 6–8  4 tablespoons olive oil 1.8 kg (4lb) round or chuck beef in 3 cm (1 in) cubes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 onions, finely chopped 500 g potato diced 1 bunch […]

Winter Solstice Glühwein Base

Serves 6  3/4 cup water 3/4 cup white sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 orange zested 1 lemon or lime zested whole cloves Method In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar and cinnamon stick Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice into the simmering water Push […]