Articles by Nicholas Nakos

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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Darebin Council in Melbourne’s north is attempting to take heavy-handed action to silence ‘No’ proponents on the issue of marriage equality. Independent councillor Susan Rennie and her colleagues are set to vote on an emergency motion next week to ban ‘No’ campaigners from using council facilities. In an interview with…

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In her three separate tenures as Mayor of the City of Yarra, Cr Jackie Fristacky has invited residents and visitors to ‘travel the Yarra way’. “To travel the Yarra way is to walk, cycle and use public transport,” Cr Fristacky said. In December 2013, the City of Yarra released the four-year Yarra Environment…

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A Fitzroy institution boasting more than 35 years of history, the Grub Street Bookshop is the perfect embodiment of a second-hand bookshop. In the heart of Brunswick Street, the bookshop’s name has its origins in 19th century England where Grub St in London was home to aspiring writers and low-end publishers. The…

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Gay men are subjected to blood donation exclusionary periods that are shown not to reduce the risk of HIV infection. So why won’t the Therapeutic Goods Administration reassess donor eligibility?

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