ABC.net.au - Arts Should Australian schools force girls to wear skirts? 2017-09-08T06:05:00.000000000+10:00 Western Australia has just changed its uniform policy so public schoolgirls can wear shorts or pants but many other states have vague policies which leave it up to individual schools to decide what their students can wear. Miles Franklin Literary Prize winner Josephine Wilson claims prestigious award for Extinctions 2017-09-07T19:50:00.000000000+10:00 Perth-based writer and academic Josephine Wilson wins the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Extinctions becoming just the fifth West Australian to claim the gong. French fashion giants LVMP, Kering ban size-zero models in move to combat eating disorders 2017-09-07T15:26:00.000000000+10:00 French fashion companies LVMH and Kering sign a joint charter vowing to stop hiring size-zero models worldwide, in a move Australian model Abby Valdes hopes will be replicated by the rest of the fashion industry. Wikimedia needs your photographs to build pictorial archive of Australia's cultural heritage 2017-09-07T10:31:00.000000000+10:00 From Bondi Beach to the Bungle Bungles, Wikimedia wants your photos to help build a pictorial archive of thousands of Australian sites. 95yo digger reunited with father's inkwell made from WWI bullets and cartridge cases 2017-09-07T07:00:00.000000000+10:00 An inkwell made by a digger from scavenged materials found in the trenches of World War I is held by his 95-year-old son for the very first time. Yakanarra Song Book offers a glimpse into life of remote Indigenous community 2017-09-06T18:58:00.000000000+10:00 In remote parts of Australia just one in 10 Indigenous school students meet the minimum national standard for reading and writing, according to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Laser Beak Man takes to the stage in Dead Puppet Society collaboration with artist Tim Sharp 2017-09-06T07:30:00.000000000+10:00 Come behind the scenes of a new production that has taken the story of Laser Beak Man and created a puppet show like no other. If Spotify is so huge, why is it losing money? 2017-09-06T00:24:00.000000000+10:00 Spotify has signed up the three biggest music labels, has twice as many subscribers as the next biggest streaming service and it is still losing money. What hope does it have? Art exhibition in SA shut down over use of Kimberley sacred Indigenous figure 2017-09-05T18:52:00.000000000+10:00 An art exhibition in Adelaide is shut down for appropriating a figure which is sacred to Aboriginal people from the Kimberley region. Adelaide high-rise plan raises fears of noise complaint threat to East End nightlife 2017-09-05T15:10:00.000000000+10:00 Musicians and venue operators hope a 20-storey building to be constructed in the heart of Adelaide's East End is adequately soundproofed to prevent noise complaints.