Bianca-Maria, Carlton “I’m here in Australia with a working holiday visa, I work in an Italian restaurant; I’m there every day. My brother was living here, and I wanted to have this experience [of coming to Australia]. I like Carlton because, you know, I am Italian, and because of the…

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It was a packed room on Friday evening, March 17, at Melbourne’s Multicultural Hub as a public forum was held to discuss the implications of the Melbourne City Council’s proposed ban on rough sleeping in the CBD. The changes to the bylaws, proposed by Lord Mayer Robert Doyle, follow increased…

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A place of innovation, the sharing of bold ideas, professional development and social transformation; this is the Pan Afrikan Poets Café. Established in 2015 by creator and curator, Sista Zai Zanda, Pan Afrikan Poets Café (PAPC) is the home of new, cutting-edge and classic African literature. “The African literature includes…

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Grant Alexander McCracken, Fitzroy “B (runswick) Street should be car free, because all of the mayhem comes from cars. And this is a line from my B Street poem; ‘They were all late for their lattes. They were all in a hurry to get nowhere fast.’ They create mayhem these…

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Garry and Catherine Frank, Fitzroy “We live in Fitzroy, before that WA and before that New York. But we love Fitzroy best of all. The vibe and the people are just different and interesting, and we didn’t really know anyone when we came here, but you’re never lonely: all the…

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Introducing Faces of Yarra, a snapshot view of the people out and about in the Yarra community. Each week we’ll be sharing your faces along with your comments, thoughts, and views on a range of topics, from current political issues to what book you’re reading at the moment.  Faces of…

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The Yarra Council invited locals to have their say recently, and contribute ideas towards the redevelopment of Wangaratta Park. The park, located on the corner of Wangaratta and Stewart Streets in Richmond, is set to undergo a $300,000 makeover later in the year. From 23 January to 20 February the council…

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