Marissa Calligeros

Marissa Calligeros

Marissa Calligeros is a reporter for The Age

Musicians Adam Briggs, Thelma Plum slam 'redneck scumbags' over blackface

Marissa Calligeros Indigenous musicians face barrage of online abuse after calling out two men who blacked up for a party in Ballarat.

Australian Open 2016: Fans angry at Channel Seven's broadcast of Daria 'Dasha' Gavrilova's coaching notes

Sad end: Daria Gavrilova was visibly upset after losing to Carla Suarez Navarro.

Marissa Calligeros Tennis fans have condemned Australian Open broadcaster Channel Seven for airing coaching notes belonging to Daria Gavrilova, not once, but twice during the emerging star's Sunday night match.

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Operation Boomerang: Anti-vegan Australia Day lamb ad featuring Lee Lin Chin gets the all-clear

Lee Lin Chin

Marissa Calligeros The Advertising Standards Bureau has, in effect, told any objectors a controversial Australia Day ad to learn to take a joke.

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Australian band Thirsty Merc stage manager killed in car crash, drummer Mick Skelton in hospital

Thirsty Merc have cancelled a gig after their stage manager was killed in a car accident.

Marissa Calligeros Australian band Thirsty Merc is mourning the death of their stage manager who was killed in a car crash in western Victoria on Tuesday afternoon.

Melbourne artist Casey Jenkins' vaginal knitting prompts social media disgust

Vaginal knitting thumbnail.

Marissa Calligeros For 28 days, she knitted, using wool which was inserted in her vagina. She knitted even when she was menstruating.

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Crying game

MasterChef Australia: Where the contestants cry more than they cook

MasterChef contestant Georgia Barnes cries in the finale.

Marissa Calligeros There's no use crying over spilt milk … or is there?

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Sounds Unlimited host

Donnie Sutherland to have voice box removed after throat cancer returns

Donnie Sutherland

Marissa Calligeros The music TV pioneer will have his voice box removed after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of throat cancer.

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Stella Young dead: comedian, ABC journalist and disability advocate dies at 32

Comedian, journailst and disability advocate Stella Young has died.

Marissa Calligeros Comedian and disability advocate Stella Young has died aged 32.

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Television 'good guy' Ian Ross farewelled

Marissa Calligeros Veteran newsreader Ian "Roscoe" Ross has been remembered as one of television’s "good guys", with a generous spirit and a wicked sense of humour.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie's Unbroken film shoot sets Moreton Bay abuzz

Angelina Jolie leaves a water taxi at Cleveland.

Marissa Calligeros It is known as the ‘Straddie barge’ and usually ferries backpackers, day-trippers and campers to and from southeast Queensland’s Stradbroke Island.

Angelina Jolie arrives in Brisbane

Angelina Jolie thumb

Marissa Calligeros Angelina Jolie has arrived in Brisbane on her tour of Australia as she prepares to direct the new World War II drama Unbroken.

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Queensland's history goes for a song

Brisbane music scene state library of queensland live

Marissa Calligeros Peter Dunn remembers when a band's success was measured by how many people danced.

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Valley live music scene the 'envy of the nation'

Fortitude Valley is a model for live music hubs across the country, according to one study.

Marissa Calligeros Fortitude Valley's live music scene is the "envy of the nation", according to a study published by urban researchers.

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Bundy rum gets makeover with new top-shelf drop

Bundaberg Rum

Marissa Calligeros Bundaberg Rum has long been seen as the spirit of choice for the quintessential Aussie bloke, who drinks in the pub or the back of his ute, but its makers hope a new premium version will give the...

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Hopes for hundreds in life drawing record attempt

Life drawing

Marissa Calligeros Professional and amateur artists alike hope to set a record by taking part in the world's largest life drawing class in Brisbane this evening.

If you build it, they won't come

Lane closed

Marissa Calligeros Brisbane laneways should evolve organically rather than being forced by council, proponents say.

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Oprah circus arrives at holiday hotspot


Marissa Calligeros Hamilton Island locals take TV icon's visit in their stride.

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Teary Rudds launch 'stranger than fiction' novel in Brisbane


Marissa Calligeros Free-falling tears seem to run in the Rudd family.

Restaurants dish up holiday pay grumbles

Alastair McLeod, Executive Chef at Bretts Wharf

Marissa Calligeros Brisbane restaurateurs have been forced to close their dining rooms this Easter holiday as they cannot afford to pay staff crippling penalty rates over the long weekend.

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Fun day for fundraising

Fun day.

Marissa Calligeros Andrew Parker knows all too well the value of children's laughter.