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5 Great Road Trips from Melbourne

Photo Credit: Google Images I have European relatives visiting and like many others out to impress overseas guests, I faced the dilemma of how to best show them around. I wanted to give them a complete experience of Victoria, but … Continue reading

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Family violence: no easy solution for a common problem

Family violence is increasing in Victoria. Photo credit: The Age newspaper ‘No matter what I did, I always ended up in trouble. If I didn’t cook something right or it wasn’t hot enough, if I didn’t look alright. Or sometimes he had too much to drink. … Continue reading

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Slick work from Ringwood East scientist

Fellowship winner: Ringwood East resident Hernan Alonso in the laboratory at Monash University in Clayton. Picture: Rob Carew ON any given day, Ringwood East resident Hernan Alonso is usually busy in the lab, peering through the microscopes. At the end … Continue reading

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Operation Jayde progressing well

Still smiling: Jayde Stannard with her mother Marian Boyle and sister Rubie at the Community Rehabilitation Service at Angliss Hospital. Picture: Rob Carew. GIGGLING with her younger sister and playing a game on an iPad, Jayde Stannard is a picture … Continue reading

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What can be forgiven but not be forgotten

Newborns in a hospital nursery Photo Credit: Getty Images ‘Nurses tied me to the side of the bed and I had my legs in stirrups, in a running position. That’s how I gave birth. I was 17… I tried to … Continue reading

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Illegal hostels – endangering lives and the economy

A pleasant street in Caulfield South, lined with autumn leaves and quaint houses, did not look to be the sort of street that was home to an illegally run backpackers hostel. An elderly couple pointed out the property. Number 30 … Continue reading

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Management of Caulfield Racecourse remains off-track

After almost six years, Glen Eira Council and the Melbourne Racing Club still disagree over the shared use of Caulfield Racecourse Reserve.  Glen Eira Council and the Melbourne Racing Club are continuing negotiations, regarding the fair use of Caulfield Racecourse Reserve for both the … Continue reading

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