Sarah, Collingwood “I’m here to learn English because I need it back home in Colombia, and it’s cheaper to learn a language in a new country than to study it in a school. When I can speak and write well in English, I can study back home. But it’s hard to…

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Jacob Hapeta, Fitzroy “I’ve been playing on this spot for thirty years now, started in 1987 with a bunch of mates. We were in a group called The Fist – because there were five of us. I still see two of them, sometimes. One guy lives out in Warnambool. Last…

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In 2016 it was estimated that there were more than 24 million pets in Australia. The shift towards higher-density housing in urban areas, particularly in the City of Yarra, is the biggest threat to pet ownership in Australia. Unsuitable homes and strict body corporate rules that exclude pets in multi-dwelling…

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Brunch has shaped Melbourne’s cultural identity. The terms brunch and Melbourne have become synonymous, ringing bells that conjure picturesque platings that people salivate over on Instagram and Pinterest. Due to its popularity, the concept is being rapidly reproduced in other parts of the world (check out St Kilda Cafe in…

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Melbourne street artist Lushsux is recognised for his large murals on streets, walls and other structures. He goes without a name to keep anonymous and with a following of 210,000 on Instagram, his work speaks for itself. Lushsux is considered the first meme artist on social media. Trending memes are…

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Nina, North Carlton “I was in a science course last year, but it wasn’t for me. We worked with bacteria in labs. Basically, we put them in a petri dish and watched them grow. Or not grow. I’m studying animation now and really enjoying it … I want to go…

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