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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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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Last Wednesday, the Yarra Council unanimously voted to no longer recognise Australia Day, receiving political backlash. The council’s decision follows months of consultation with the local indigenous community. In addition to its refusal to celebrate Australia Day, Yarra Council is lobbying the Federal Government to change the date of Australia…

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July saw music industry students flocking to the CollArts building on Brunswick St for an event organised by The Push and CollArts for its FReeZA Summit 2017. An estimated 150 students from all over Victoria attended the summit, which facilitated workshops and talks by music industry professionals like Paige Cho –…

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