New ‘Faces of Australia’ campaign reminds us of the power and value of immigration

It was a good eight years before I was born in Sydney when my parents migrated to Australia in the early 1980’s. With two suitcases, a 12-month working visa and one night’s hotel accommodation booked, my mother and father took a leap of faith, swapping their familiar lives in Suva, Fiji for what would hopefully…

Cast of Aladdin announced… but the diversity debate continues

There’s been plenty of talk surrounding the casting of the new Aladdin film, with diversity being a major factor. Now the talented actors to star in the real-life remake of the Disney classic have been announced, and there have been mixed reactions from fans and the entertainment industry. Relatively unknown Egyptian-born Canadian actor Mena Massoud has landed…

Merry Christmas from I Am Starstruck

What do you love most about the festive season? Is it the abundance of acceptable excuses you have for retail therapy (ahem, did someone say Kris Kringle)? Or perhaps the carols, decorations, lights and sugary goodness of candy canes fill you with Christmas cheer? Are you one of those people (you’re lying if you’re not)…