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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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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The Cocoa Butter Club’s second event celebrated, entertained and educated the audience about the talent of Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour (QTIPOC) with a night of music, dance, acrobatics and performance art. Held at the Melba Spiegeltent on the 26th of July, the themes of Aboriginal sovereignty, structural…

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Helping Hoops is a charity dedicated to running free basketball programs for underprivileged children. What started in 2009 as a single program in Footscray now delivers more than 450 free basketball sessions to more than 1000 children of all abilities, ages 7 to 21.

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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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