Josh Quong Tart
Josh Quong Tart is an Australian actor. Tart attended the McDonald College before he was accepted into National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1994, graduating in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in Performing Arts, he is a descendant of prominent Chinese Australian Mei Quong Tart, who ran a popular tea house in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, was an early Chinese ambassador to Australia. He is the youngest of four boys in his family. Tart's list of television credits includes the role of Will Monk on headLand, a drama series airing on the Seven Network and Matt Horner on the Australian award-winning series All Saints. Josh was an original co-host on the kids TV show Sarvo with Jamie Croft on Foxtel's Nickelodeon. Quong Tart featured alongside actress Genevieve Lemon and brother Byron Tart in the stage show, Lemon Tart in 2006 and 2007. Tart joined the cast of Away in 2007 as Miles "Milco" Copeland. In October 2011, Tart announced. In 2012, Tart joined the cast of Underbelly: Badness as Andrew Perish.
In August 2013, it was announced that Tart would play Scar in the 2013-16 Australian production of Disney's The Lion King, premiering in Sydney at The Capitol Theatre in December, 2013. The show played in Melbourne and Perth and closed in January, 2016. Josh Quong Tart on IMDb Josh Quong Tart's profile at homeandaway.com.au
Epping, New South Wales
Epping is a suburb of Sydney, in the Australian state of New South Wales, 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Parramatta. Epping is located in the Northern Suburbs and Greater Western regions of Sydney; the suburb is the most north-eastern area of the City of Parramatta. North Epping is a separate suburb under a different council, Hornsby Shire; the Wallumedegal Aboriginal tribe lived in the area between the Lane Cove River and Parramatta River. In 1792, Governor Arthur Phillip began the granting of parcels of lands to marines, the area was referred to on Phillip's maps as the Field of Mars, Mars being the Roman god of war, it contained the area of what is now Epping, along with the surrounding suburbs of Ryde and Marsfield. Epping railway station was opened on 17 September 1886 named "Field of Mars", renamed to "Carlingford" on 5 April 1887; the Post Office was opened on 16 October 1889 named "East Carlingford". In 1899 the suburb name of Epping was adopted following the suggestion by a local landowner William Midson, after a town near Epping Forest in Essex, where his father was born.
At this time, the names of the post office and the railway station were both changed to Epping. The Seven Network had television production studios in Epping until 2009; the site is now occupied by residential apartments. Until 2016, parts of Epping were under three different councils: Hornsby Shire, City of Ryde and City of Parramatta. A 2015 review of local government boundaries recommended that all of Epping be amalgamated into the City of Parramatta, this became effective on 12 May 2016. Epping features a large Coles supermarket on Rawson Street, many small businesses including newsagencies, Asian grocers and many restaurants near Epping railway station. Other commercial and light industrial developments are located in the surrounding area; the Epping RSL Club is a popular venue, which attracts many people including students from the nearby Macquarie University. Epping has a pub with its own nightclub, Tracks. A major re-development of the Epping Town Centre is planned as part of the NSW government's "Urban Renewal Area" programme.
The changes to zoning for this programme cover 54 hectares, including provision for building heights of 8 to 22 storeys for mixed commercial and residential use within a 400-metre radius of the railway station, about 3,750 additional homes within 800 metres of it. These zoning changes were finalized and approved in March 2014, although residents have expressed concerns about issues including traffic management, lack of parking, storm water drainage, access to schools; the first major project under this programme was scheduled to be Grocon's amalgamation of four lots at 30-42 Oxford Street, acquired in September 2015 for a cost of $56 million. Plans for a 16-storey development of more than 250 apartments for a total value of more than $300 million were lodged with the council. However, in early 2016 they sold the blocks again. Epping railway station is a junction station on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network, it will be a junction station on the new rapid transit Sydney Metro Northwest when the line is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
As of October 2018 the Epping to Chatswood railway line is closed for an estimated seven months, to be integrated into the Sydney Metro Northwest line. Epping is well-serviced by bus facilities by State Transit and Hillsbus; the M2 Hills Motorway runs along the northern border to the Sydney CBD. Epping Road is a major arterial road in the area that runs east from the railway station to the Pacific Highway. In spite of the range of public transport options, the 2011 census found that only 31% of employed people travelled to work on public transport, compared to 51% who travelled by car. Epping is well served provided by the councils or other organizations; these include: Epping Aquatic and Leisure Centre off 26 Stanley Road, features a heated 26 °C outdoor 50-metre pool, a warmer heated 31 °C "learn to swim" pool, a covered toddlers' play pool, a gymnasium and a kiosk/coffee shop. A range of classes and training is held at the centre. Epping Branch Library, at 1 Chambers Court is a branch of City of Parramatta Library and a branch of Hornsby Shire Library.
Membership provides access to a wide range of services. West Epping Community Centre is on the corner of Dent and Downing Streets, beside West Epping Park and Oval. Capacity: 100 people. Attached to the Community Centre is the West Epping Community Preschool which shares the two enclosed playgrounds. Epping Community Centre at 9 Oxford Street, near the railway station. Capacity: 300 people. Known as the Epping School of Arts, the community centre was designed by Lord Livingstone Ramsay, an architect, President of Hornsby Shire from 1909 until 1913, it was built in three stages between 1906 and 1916, opened in 1909. The building has a large auditorium with a stage, two meeting rooms, a commercial standard kitchen, a second smaller hall downstairs. Epping Leisure and Learning Centre at 1 Chambers Court, downstairs from the Epping Branch Library. Capacity: 100 people. Epping Creative Centre at 26 Stanley Road, beside the entrance to Dence Park Aquatic Centre. Capacity: 100 people; this centre has an emphasis on educational leisure activities.
Epping Creative Centre was opened in September 1989 in the back rooms of the Dence Park bu
Channel 4 is a British public-service free-to-air television network that began transmission on 2 November 1982. Although commercially-self-funded, it is publicly-owned. With the conversion of the Wenvoe transmitter group in Wales to digital terrestrial broadcasting on 31 March 2010, Channel 4 became a UK-wide TV channel for the first time; the channel was established to provide a fourth television service to the United Kingdom in addition to the licence-funded BBC One and BBC Two, the single commercial broadcasting network ITV. Before Channel 4 and S4C, Britain had three terrestrial television services: BBC1, BBC2, ITV; the Broadcasting Act 1980 began the process of adding a fourth, Channel 4, along with its Welsh counterpart, was formally created by an Act of Parliament in 1982. After some months of test broadcasts, it began scheduled transmissions on 2 November 1982; the notion of a second commercial broadcaster in the United Kingdom had been around since the inception of ITV in 1954 and its subsequent launch in 1955.
Indeed, television sets sold throughout the 1970s and early 1980s had a spare tuning button labelled "ITV/IBA 2". Throughout ITV's history and until Channel 4 became a reality, a perennial dialogue existed between the GPO, the government, the ITV companies and other interested parties, concerning the form such an expansion of commercial broadcasting would take, it was most politics which had the biggest impact in leading to a delay of three decades before the second commercial channel became a reality. One clear benefit of the "late arrival" of the channel was that its frequency allocations at each transmitter had been arranged in the early 1960s, when the launch of an ITV2 was anticipated; this led to good coverage across most of the country and few problems of interference with other UK-based transmissions. At the time the fourth service was being considered, a movement in Wales lobbied for the creation of dedicated service that would air Welsh-language programmes only catered for at "off peak" times on BBC Wales and HTV.
The campaign was taken so by Gwynfor Evans, former president of Plaid Cymru, that he threatened the government with a hunger strike were it not to honour the plans. The result was that Channel 4 as seen by the rest of the United Kingdom would be replaced in Wales by Sianel Pedwar Cymru. Operated by a specially created authority, S4C would air programmes in Welsh made by HTV, the BBC and independent companies. Limited frequency space meant that Channel 4 could not be broadcast alongside S4C, though some Channel 4 programmes would be aired at less popular times on the Welsh variant, a practice that carried on up until the closure of S4C's analogue transmissions in 2010 when S4C became a Welsh channel. Since carriage on digital cable and digital terrestrial has introduced Channel 4 to Welsh homes where it is now universally available; the first voice heard on Channel 4's opening day of Tuesday 2 November 1982 was that of continuity announcer Paul Coia who said: Good afternoon. It's a pleasure to be able to say to you, welcome to Channel Four.
Following the announcement, the channel headed into a montage of clips from its programmes set to the station's signature tune, "Fourscore", written by David Dundas, which would form the basis of the station's jingles for its first decade. The first programme to air on the channel was the teatime game show Countdown, at 16:45 produced by Yorkshire Television; the first person to be seen on Channel 4 was Richard Whiteley with Ted Moult being the second. The first woman on the channel, contrary to popular belief, was not Whiteley's Countdown co-host Carol Vorderman but a lexicographer only identified as Mary. Whiteley opened the show with the words: As the countdown to a brand new channel ends, a brand new countdown begins. On its first day, Channel 4 broadcast controversial soap opera Brookside, which ran until 2003. On its launch, Channel 4 committed itself to providing an alternative to the existing channels, an agenda in part set out by its remit which required the provision of programming to minority groups.
In step with its remit, the channel became well received both by minority groups and the arts and cultural worlds during this period under founding chief executive Jeremy Isaacs, where the channel gained a reputation for programmes on the contemporary arts. Channel 4 co-commissioned Robert Ashley's ground-breaking television opera Perfect Lives, which it premiered over several episodes in 1984; the channel did not receive mass audiences for much of this period, however, as might be expected for a station focusing on minority interest. Channel 4 began the funding of independent films, such as the Merchant-Ivory docudrama The Courtesans of Bombay, during this time. In 1992, Channel 4 faced its first libel case by Jani Allan, a South African journalist, who objected to her representation in Nick Broomfield's documentary The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife. In September 1993, the channel broadcast the direct-to-TV documentary film Beyond Citizen Kane, in which it displayed the dominant position of the Rede Globo television network, discussed its influence and political connections in Brazil.
After control of the station passed from the Channel Four Television Co
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
The Daily Telegraph is an Australian daily tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by Nationwide News Limited, a division of News Corp Australia News Limited. The Daily Telegraph is published Monday through Saturday and is available throughout Sydney, across most of regional and remote New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and South East Queensland. Amongst those ranked by Nielsen, the Telegraph's website is the 6th most popular Australian news website, the most popular paid-subscription Australian news website. With a unique monthly audience of 2,841,381 readers; the Tele, as it is known, was founded in 1879. From 1936 to 1972, it was owned by Sir Frank Packer's Australian Consolidated Press; that year it was sold to News Limited. The paper ran as a broadsheet until 1927, when it switched to a tabloid format; the paper returned to a broadsheet format in 1931, but wartime paper restrictions saw it return to tabloid format in 1942. In February 1957 the Australian Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, barred correspondents of The Daily Telegraph from his press conferences because the paper had been critical of his policies.
In October 1990, it merged with its afternoon sister paper The Daily Mirror to form The Daily Telegraph-Mirror with morning and afternoon editions. The new paper continued in this vein until January 1996 when the paper name reverted to The Daily Telegraph, in the process, removing the last vestige of the old Daily Mirror, although the paper continued morning and afternoon editions until January 2002, when the afternoon edition was discontinued; the circulation of the newspaper during the June quarter 2013 was 310,724 on weekdays, the largest of a Sydney newspaper. In the 2013-14 financial year it decreased 9.65% to 280,731. A 2013 poll conducted by Essential Research found that the Telegraph was Australia's least-trusted major newspaper, with 41% of respondents citing trust in the paper. On 30th November 2017, the Daily Telegraph published a front page article, headlined "King Leer", alleging that actor Geoffrey Rush had acted inappropriately towards a female actor during rehearsals for the Sydney Theatre Company's 2015-2016 production of "King Lear".
The article featured an image of Rush shirtless and in white makeup. Rush denied the incidents, said his career had been "irreparably damaged" by the newspaper's untrue reports, it subsequently came to light that the Daily Telegraph did not interview the female actor concerned and provided only a few hours for Rush to respond to the serious allegations. Rush filed proceedings on 8th December 2017 in the Federal Court of Australia for defamation against the publisher of the Daily Telegraph, saying the publisher "made false and demeaning claims, splattering them with unrelenting bombast on its front pages"; the defamation claim was upheld on 11th April 2019. Justice Michael Wigney found that the Daily Telegraph's report was "in all the circumstances, a recklessly irresponsible and sensationalist journalism of the worst kind." He found that the publisher had been unable to prove that the allegations were true. He awarded $0.85m, with further damages for the actor’s economic losses to be determined later.
He said that the female actor was needlessly “dragged into the spotlight by the actions" of the Daily Telegraph. In January 2017, the Daily Telegraph published an article concerning a transgender woman subsequently convicted of a violent axe attack in a Sydney suburb. Although her transgender status was irrelevant to the incident at the time, The Daily Telegraph used derogatory slurs and made repeated references to the attacker's history of sex reassignment surgery, calling the woman a "tranny" who "had chopped herself"; the following week, SBS published an article expressing concern about how journalists "appear to enjoy treating transgender people as the punchline to a joke," singling out the Daily Telegraph's journalist. In September 2018, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal considered whether the article constituted unlawful vilification through its "gratuitous references to", "ridicule of" the woman's transgender status; the Tribunal found that the Daily Telegraph published the article with "apparent disregard for the injurious effect it might have on transgender people."
The Tribunal held that, "it is evident, seeking to make fun of Ms Amati and transgender people more generally," and that the "attempt at humour was in poor taste and devoid of empathy or sensitivity." Continuing, the Tribunal held that the article "contributes to the perpetration and perpetuation of demeaning negative stereotypes and a lack of acceptance of transgender people within the community." The Tribunal concluded that, whilst "close to the line", the article did not reach the threshold for vilification. Lawyer Michael Bradley wrote an analysis of the case for political news website Crikey, arguing that the publication of such articles should not be unlawful, but instead that the Daily Telegraph should have sufficient social responsibility to cease publishing the author's "recklessly hurtful attempts at wit — because he did, does, harm."As of September 2018, the article has been removed from the website of the Daily Telegraph and replaced with a notice stating "This article is no longer available."
On 12 July 2017, the Daily Telegraph published an article headlined "Fat Chance Of Being Healthy” in print. The article was syndicated online under the headline "Junk food and drugs are fuelling health crisis in young adults"; the article contained an infographic that canvassed social health concerns, such as alcohol usage and drug dependency, for which "Young Aussies have only themselves to blame". The infographic included "same sex attraction" amon
Sydney College of the Arts
The Sydney College of the Arts is a contemporary art school, a faculty of the University of Sydney from 1990 until 2017, when it became a department. The campus is located in Rozelle, Sydney and housed within Callan Park in the Kirkbride complex, a cluster of sandstone buildings designed by James Barnet, the government architect, in the late 19th century, it is slated to move to the main Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney in 2020. Prior to 1995, the College of the Arts was located at Monteith, after which it moved to temporary buildings on Smith and Mansfield Streets, in Balmain, it moved to the Kirkbride complex in 1992, after considerable wrangling with several Vice-Chancellors of the University. From its inception in 1974, SCA established itself as a leading institution in visual arts teaching, with an emphasis on conceptual approaches to art practice, playing a central role in the growth and acceptance of artistic postmodernism in Australia. Referred to as the "artist's art school", it has had a long tradition of nurturing diversity of practice and opinion, with a distinguished list of teachers and alumni.
On the measure of the number of successful and prominent art practitioners it has educated, SCA is in a position to claim that it is the most successful art school in Australia. On 21 June 2016 the University of Sydney announced that the school would be merged with UNSW Art & Design, a plan, abandoned. On 22 August 2016 students occupied the Executive Administration Offices of SCA in protest against the closure of the art school and the ensuing job losses, the move of SCA from its current home in Rozelle; the occupation ended on 25 October, making it the longest running student occupation in the University of Sydney's history. From 2017, SCA witnessed a new process of rejuvenation and regrowth, with the migration of some staff, as well as the reappointment of a number of others, it began the process of rewriting its curriculum to suit new demands of broader-scale learning. In transitioning from a faculty to a department within the Faculty of Social Sciences, it has made its courses available to a broader spectrum of students, while bridging its own students with other departments and disciplines.
Still undertaking the process, it is slated to move from Kirkbride to a new purpose-designed facility in the historic Old Teacher's College on the main campus of the University in 2020, making it the only art school to be housed in such close proximity to other schools and facilities in any University in Australia. Thus positioned, SCA's new shape and location makes it well placed as a major hub of visual arts research, in keeping with the strategies of the University. Ceramics – BVA, MFA, MCA, PhD Critical Studies – BVA, MFA, PhD Curating – MArtC, PhD Glass – BVA, MFA, MCA, PhD Jewellery and Object – BVA, MFA, MCA, PhD Painting – BVA, MFA, MCA, PhD Photomedia – BVA, MFA, MCA, PhD Printmedia – BVA, MFA, MCA, PhD Screen Arts – BVA, MFA, MMI, MCA, PhD Sculpture – BVA, MFA, MCA, PhD Sydney College of the Arts website
Matthew Walker (Australian actor)
Matthew Walker is a New Zealand-born actor and performer. Walker was born on 11 May 1979 in New Zealand. Walker trained at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art NIDA, Australia's leading drama school, boasting graduates such as Cate Blanchette, Toni Collette and Sam Worthington, he was accepted into NIDA in 2002, after auditioning alongside over 4000 other people for the 20 places in the schools acting course. He graduated in 2004. Walker completed a business and arts degree at Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in marketing, theatre and film. Walker plays the leading role of Adam Martini in the upcoming Danish / New Zealand co-production Straight Forward, due for release in 2019. Described as an international crime caper the big budget 8 part series is filming in Auckland and Copenhagen. Walker appeared in the TVNZ drama "Dirty Laundry" as bad guy Nikki Rossini, played a recurring character, Ford Hathaway, in the second season of TVNZ's "Filthy Rich", he played Vince Cully, a recurring character in the final season of popular Australian Channel 7 series 800 Words.
Other television and film credits include Chinese war epic The Children of Huang Shi appearing alongside Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. "Rake" and The Cut for the ABC, "Legend of the Seeker" for Disney. Walker is well known for his role as Justin Jefferies, the elder brother of Aden Jefferies in the popular channel 7 soap Home and away, he has appeared on-stage at the Sydney Opera House with the Bell Shakespeare Company, with Griffin Theatre Company in the world premiere of Colder, the Austrlasian premiere of Tracey Letts "Bug". He played Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. Walker's mother and stepfather ran a theatre company Theatrevue in New Zealand. Template:Https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c id=1501119&objectid=10739758 Matthew Walker on IMDb Template:Https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hamilton-news/news/article.cfm?c id=1503366&objectid=11662522
Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye
Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye is a television film and spin-off of the Australian soap opera Home and Away. It was directed by Arnie Custo, it premiered on 9 December 2015 on streaming service Presto, following the season finale of Home and Away. An Eye for an Eye was the first local production commissioned for Presto; the idea for a special was suggested during talks about a joint venture between Presto and the Seven Network. The network's CEO hoped An Eye for an Eye would keep regular viewers of Home and Away interested while the show was off air, while attracting a new audience to Presto; the plot centres on the kidnapping of Ricky Sharpe and Darryl Braxton's infant son Casey by Brax's enemy Trevor "Gunno" Gunson. Former Home and Away actors Dan Ewing and Lisa Gormley reprised their roles of Heath Braxton and Bianca Scott for the telefilm. An Eye for an Eye was filmed at the Seven Network studios in Eveleigh, Palm Beach in Sydney, the town of Blackheath, across the Blue Mountains. More crew members were brought in to help out, while many of the cast members had to fit in filming around their Home and Away schedules.
Ahead of the episode's premiere, Presto's subscribers grew by 300 per cent within a seven-day period, causing Presto to upgrade their servers to cope with the demand. An Eye for an Eye broke all day one streaming records on Presto, it received a positive response from critics. Stephen Downie of TV Week thought fans of Home and Away would love it and he praised Sveen's performance, while a writer for Inside Soap said the drama would have viewers on the edge of their seats. Following the success of An Eye for an Eye, two more specials were commissioned, they aired on Foxtel in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Ricky Sharpe is in shock after learning that her partner Darryl "Brax" Braxton is alive, after faking his death. Martin Ashford and Phoebe Nicholson check on Ricky, Ash explains that Brax was trying to protect Ricky and their son Casey from his enemy Gunno. Robert Massey, an associate of Gunno's, hears the conversation via a microphone hidden in the house, he calls the prison to tell inmate Michael Tiat.
Michael informs Gunno, stabbed in his cell. His girlfriend and prison nurse, Virginia Eisak, helps him escape. Meanwhile, Brax's brother Heath and his wife Bianca come to support Ricky; when her fiancé Nate Cooper calls her, Ricky tells him not to come over. The following morning, Ricky assumes Bianca took him, so she could sleep. However, she soon learns. Gunno calls Ricky and tells her that he wants $50,000 by 5:00 pm or she will never see Casey again. Ash and Kyle Braxton decide to go after Gunno, while Bianca and Phoebe help Ricky to raise the ransom. Constable Katarina Chapman learns of Gunno's escape and warns Ricky, but her odd reaction raises Kat's suspicions. Bianca asks her friend Irene Roberts for a loan. Irene and Nate soon work out that the requests are connected, Irene confronts Bianca, who asks her to trust her. Virginia notices that Casey has a fever and drives into Blackheath to get him paracetamol from the pharmacy. Ash recognises her and he, Heath and Kyle lose her when she turns off the road.
Nate lends Ricky some money and she promises to tell him what is going on as soon as she can. Ash and Kyle return to the town to ask the locals if they have seen Virginia or Gunno; the pharmacist recognises Virginia and tells them where she is. Gunno brings the ransom deadline forward and Heath and Kyle decide to return home, while Ash stays behind. Gunno meets with Ricky, but when he realises that the money is short a few thousand dollars, he drives off with Casey; the girls manage to track him using Bianca's phone. Gunno takes Ash hostage, he finds the phone and realises Heath and Kyle know where he is. Heath chases after Gunno, while Kyle go after Virginia and rescue Casey. Heath and Gunno fight on top of a cliff, Gunno goes over the side, he grabs Heath's arm. Ricky is reunited with Casey. On 19 August 2015, a writer for If Magazine reported that streaming service Presto had commissioned their first Australian production titled Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye; the television film is a spin-off of Away.
Brendan Moo, the head of content and acquisitions for Presto, said the idea of creating a Home and Away special was broached during talks about a joint venture between Presto and the Seven Network, which broadcasts Home and Away. Tim Worner, the CEO of the Seven Network, hoped An Eye for an Eye would be "warmly embraced" by fans of the soap, while attracting a new audience to Presto, he added that the special had been "specifically crafted" to keep regular viewers excited about Home and Away while it was off air for the summer. Home and Away series producer Lucy Addario told Dan Barrett of MediaWeek that the telefilm was similar to producing three additional episodes of the soap. Addario had to bring in more crew members to help out; the plot for An Eye for an Eye gave the crew the chance to do things differently to the usual Home and Away format, as they were only following one plot line. Addario explained, "Because in Home and Away you're following 23+ characters, we're always telling three to four stories in every episode.
In the special, we're following the one story. You get momentum from one scene to the next. You don't have to cut