Yarra Mayor defends Australia Day decision

The Mayor of Melbourne’s Yarra City has vigorously defended the Council’s decision to refrain from official references to ‘Australia Day’, in an interview with Lamourette Folly and Dominique Russell. 

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Thousands of Australians being ‘turned away’ from legal centres

170,000 people are being turned away from Australia’s community legal centres every year, according to a new report by the National Association of Community Legal Centres.

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Are Aussies disenchanted with our political system?

An esteemed panel of media personalities gave their thoughts on Australia’s growing disenchantment with the Federal government, and the country’s political system as a whole, at an event in central Melbourne this week.

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New app targets young binge-drinkers

Parties, events, and orientation week – so many social activities for students come with one major thing in common – alcohol.

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Victoria takes smoking off the menu

Smoking will become illegal in all food service areas when Victoria’s reformed tobacco laws come into effect on August 1st, bring the state into line with the rest of the country. The new laws will prohibit smoking anywhere food is

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Life? Sometimes it is a chronic pain in the butt

Today marks the start of National Pain Week. Jessica Staveley shares her experience of chronic pain to help increase understanding of a problem affecting one in five Australians.

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Have a stab at blood donation this winter

During winter, Australia’s blood supply often falls to critical levels. The cause? As regular donors succumb to colds and flu, appointment levels drop off. Throughout June and July, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service calls upon new donors, particularly those

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Opinion: Yacqub Khayre – terrorist or deluded criminal?

Two days after the attack on London Bridge, Australia had its own brush with terrorism. Or did it? Kathy Marks argues that the terrorism link has been egregiously overstated.

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Thousands sign petition to rename Margaret Court Arena

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Margaret Court Arena be renamed due to the tennis star’s  recent comments about same-sex marriage. Ms Court sparked controversy last month after she said she would refuse to fly Qantas over the chief

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Anti-terror bollards go up around Melbourne

Large concrete blocks have been installed at some of the busiest locations around Melbourne’s CBD to stop vehicles being used to attack pedestrians. The temporary bollards have been installed at Federation Square, on Bourke Street and more will be installed at other major city sites.

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