Articles by yarrareporter

Lisa Currie, North Carlton “I went to the marriage equality rally with my mum. She’s always been pretty open-minded. ¬†She’s been finding out more about the movement and equality, and she’s really getting into it now. We’ve been having some really great conversations about things lately. I was curious, so…

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Clair, Burnley Gardens “It is a beautiful day today. Actually, I came out here to mark all these notes because I decided it’s too gorgeous out to be sitting in my office. But this is a pretty gorgeous green space year-round too. It’s always lovely to sit here and watch…

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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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Jules, Collingwood “I’m just meeting a friend of mine for lunch, we haven’t seen each other in a while. We used to make music together; he’s a writer and singer and I play, mostly bass and electric guitar. We’ve had gigs all over the place, you know, Melbourne’s a pretty…

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Sitting around a flickering bush campfire telling yarns can bridge culture and generations. Many first Australians recount their history to the next generation while using the soothing and entrancing beacon that campfires emit. The recent multi-arts program Emerge capalitalised on the ability of a campfire to draw out stories from…

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Our constitution, in Section 44, says that those holding dual citizenship are ineligible to run for office in the Australian Government. With more and more politicians holding dual citizenship and falling on their sword, the stability of the Australian Parliament is being threatened. But does it really matter if our…

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“The values in tribal living, community living, are so much more inclusive than cities. Everywhere I went, I was accepted as one of their own. It was pure trust and openness, acceptance. You don’t see that here.”

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