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The Age
Closing the gap in Victoria no quick fixJill Gallagher doesn't need anyone to tell her about closing the gap. "Without
Closing the gap in Victoria no quick fix
The Age / Posted 9 hours ago
Jill Gallagher doesn't need anyone to tell her about closing the gap. "Without targets we fear violence against our women will be silenced". Antoinette Braybrook In 15 years as the head of state's peak Aboriginal health body, she has seen... Read more
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The Age
Insurance float is the latest Bob Jane family legal smashBob Jane, right, and Tony Murdaca say they are aiming to be different from othe
Insurance float is the latest Bob Jane family legal smash
The Age / Posted 17 hours ago
Bob Jane, right, and Tony Murdaca say they are aiming to be different from other insurers. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer The planned float of Bob Jane Integrity Insurance has been delayed, as the mooted initial public offering has become the latest... Read more
17h
Sydney Morning Herald
Insurance float is the latest Bob Jane family legal smashBob Jane, right, and Tony Murdaca say they are aiming to be different from othe
Insurance float is the latest Bob Jane family legal smash
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
Bob Jane, right, and Tony Murdaca say they are aiming to be different from other insurers. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer The planned float of Bob Jane Integrity Insurance has been delayed, as the mooted initial public offering has become the latest... Read more
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The Age
Marcus Westbury takes the reins at Collingwood Arts PrecinctIn lieu of an office on site, Marcus Westbury has been working from a borrowed
Marcus Westbury takes the reins at Collingwood Arts Precinct
The Age / Posted yesterday
In lieu of an office on site, Marcus Westbury has been working from a borrowed desk and local cafes around Collingwood. Photo: Simon Schluter No keys, no desk, no staff. Not yet, anyway. Marcus Westbury's first week overseeing the Collingwood Arts... Read more
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Canberra Times
Small businesses drink to the gin renaissanceCameron McKenzie, one of three owners of Four Pillars, in the company's distill
Small businesses drink to the gin renaissance
Canberra Times / Posted 3 days ago
Cameron McKenzie, one of three owners of Four Pillars, in the company's distillery in Healesville. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer At the upcoming Melbourne Food & Wine Festival you can bottle your own gin, attend a gin master class in a beach box and drink... Read more
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The Age
Ewe's 20-kilometre journey home after two years on the lamTo be a sheep is to follow the mob but there is one animal that defied its ster
Ewe's 20-kilometre journey home after two years on the lam
The Age / Posted 3 days ago
To be a sheep is to follow the mob but there is one animal that defied its stereotype by wandering off and living a mystery life for two years. But now, after relying on its innate GPS, the ewe has amazed us by making the 20-kilometre journey... Read more
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The Age
Japanese didgeridoo player Goma looks to the healing power of artAfter a serious car accident, Japanese didgeridoo player Goma turned to paintin
Japanese didgeridoo player Goma looks to the healing power of art
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
After a serious car accident, Japanese didgeridoo player Goma turned to painting as a means of therapy. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer It's the catchcry of therapists treating overstressed, overstimulated people the world over: "live in the moment". But what... Read more
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The Age
'I get so many flashbacks': man charged over fatal drag racePolice investigate the scene where Ivana Clonaridis and Harley Churchill died.
'I get so many flashbacks': man charged over fatal drag race
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
Police investigate the scene where Ivana Clonaridis and Harley Churchill died. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer A man has been charged following a deadly smash, which saw two teenagers plunge off a bridge during a late night drag race. Adem Arpaci, 21, was... Read more
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The Age
Man arrested over fatal Keilor crashPolice investigate the accident scene. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer A man has been arr
Man arrested over fatal Keilor crash
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
Police investigate the accident scene. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer A man has been arrested following a crash in Keilor East that killed two people. Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit arrested the 21-year-old Delahey man on Thursday... Read more
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Canberra Times
Eagle versus drone: Birds of prey trained to patrol the skiesFor hundreds of years in the skies over Asia, people have used eagles to hunt d
Eagle versus drone: Birds of prey trained to patrol the skies
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
For hundreds of years in the skies over Asia, people have used eagles to hunt down prey with deadly results. That tradition has been in decline for decades, but now the bird's keen eyesight, powerful talons and lethal hunting instincts are being... Read more
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The Age
Eagle versus drone: Birds of prey trained to patrol the skiesFor hundreds of years in the skies over Asia, people have used eagles to hunt d
Eagle versus drone: Birds of prey trained to patrol the skies
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
For hundreds of years in the skies over Asia, people have used eagles to hunt down prey with deadly results. That tradition has been in decline for decades, but now the bird's keen eyesight, powerful talons and lethal hunting instincts are being... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Eagle versus drone: Birds of prey trained to patrol the skiesFor hundreds of years in the skies over Asia, people have used eagles to hunt d
Eagle versus drone: Birds of prey trained to patrol the skies
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
For hundreds of years in the skies over Asia, people have used eagles to hunt down prey with deadly results. That tradition has been in decline for decades, but now the bird's keen eyesight, powerful talons and lethal hunting instincts are being... Read more
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WA Today
Meet Mr MolluscCitizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour
Meet Mr Mollusc
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
Citizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour the Victorian coastline. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer If you think tiny marine molluscs are a bit of a yawn, then you haven't encountered Robert Burn. While the soft-bodied sea... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Meet Mr MolluscCitizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour
Meet Mr Mollusc
Brisbane Times / Posted 10 days ago
Citizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour the Victorian coastline. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer If you think tiny marine molluscs are a bit of a yawn, then you haven't encountered Robert Burn. While the soft-bodied sea... Read more
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Canberra Times
Meet Mr MolluscCitizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour
Meet Mr Mollusc
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
Citizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour the Victorian coastline. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer If you think tiny marine molluscs are a bit of a yawn, then you haven't encountered Robert Burn. While the soft-bodied sea... Read more
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The Age
Meet Mr MolluscCitizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour
Meet Mr Mollusc
The Age / Posted 11 days ago
Citizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour the Victorian coastline. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer If you think tiny marine molluscs are a bit of a yawn, then you haven't encountered Robert Burn. While the soft-bodied sea... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Meet Mr MolluscCitizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour
Meet Mr Mollusc
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Citizen scientist Bob Burn's fascination with marine mollusc has seen him scour the Victorian coastline. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer If you think tiny marine molluscs are a bit of a yawn, then you haven't encountered Robert Burn. While the soft-bodied sea... Read more
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The Age
New replica school helps children with autism transition into prepBailey and Jack test their balancing skills on a soft cushion with other childr
New replica school helps children with autism transition into prep
The Age / Posted 12 days ago
Bailey and Jack test their balancing skills on a soft cushion with other children who all attend a new preparatory school program for children with autism. The Little School is the first of it's kind in Australia. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Before they... Read more
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The Age
Greens enlist Moreland mayor for assault on WillsGreens candidate for Wills Samantha Ratnam with party leader Richard Di Natale.
Greens enlist Moreland mayor for assault on Wills
The Age / Posted 12 days ago
Greens candidate for Wills Samantha Ratnam with party leader Richard Di Natale. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Tackling unemployment will be a major policy the Greens spruik in their quest to unseat Labor in the inner city seat of Wills at the federal... Read more
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The Age
Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton says police will crack down on 'very reckless' illegal street racing after double tragedyVictoria's police chief says the force is determined to disrupt two street raci
Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton says police will crack down on 'very reckless' illegal street racing after double tragedy
The Age / Posted 14 days ago
Victoria's police chief says the force is determined to disrupt two street racing groups in the wake of Wednesday's fiery high speed crash off a freeway in Melbourne's north-west. Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said Taskforce Regarder, made up of... Read more
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WA Today
NAB shareholders call for accountability over Clydesdale lossesNAB shareholder William "Bill" Johnson pictured at home in Deer Park said the b
NAB shareholders call for accountability over Clydesdale losses
WA Today / Posted 14 days ago
NAB shareholder William "Bill" Johnson pictured at home in Deer Park said the bank's exit of Clydesdale is a "vote of no confidence" in past directors. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Long-suffering shareholders in National Australia Bank voted overwhelmingly... Read more
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The Age
Long suffering NAB shareholders welcome Clydesdale exit but still want answersNAB shareholder William "Bill" Johnson pictured at home in Deer Park said the b
Long suffering NAB shareholders welcome Clydesdale exit but still want answers
The Age / Posted 14 days ago
NAB shareholder William "Bill" Johnson pictured at home in Deer Park said the bank's exit of Clydesdale is a "vote of no confidence" in past directors. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Long-suffering shareholders in National Australia Bank voted overwhelmingly... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Long suffering NAB shareholders welcome Clydesdale exit but still want answersNAB shareholder William "Bill" Johnson pictured at home in Deer Park said the b
Long suffering NAB shareholders welcome Clydesdale exit but still want answers
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 days ago
NAB shareholder William "Bill" Johnson pictured at home in Deer Park said the bank's exit of Clydesdale is a "vote of no confidence" in past directors. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Long-suffering shareholders in National Australia Bank voted overwhelmingly... Read more
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Canberra Times
Long suffering NAB shareholders welcome Clydesdale exit but still want answersNAB shareholder William "Bill" Johnson pictured at home in Deer Park said the b
Long suffering NAB shareholders welcome Clydesdale exit but still want answers
Canberra Times / Posted 14 days ago
NAB shareholder William "Bill" Johnson pictured at home in Deer Park said the bank's exit of Clydesdale is a "vote of no confidence" in past directors. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Long-suffering shareholders in National Australia Bank voted overwhelmingly... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Two dead after 'drag-racing' ute careers off Melbourne bridgeEJ Whitten Bridge crash: Two dead after 'drag-racing' ute careers into gully, b
Two dead after 'drag-racing' ute careers off Melbourne bridge
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
EJ Whitten Bridge crash: Two dead after 'drag-racing' ute careers into gully, bursts into flames in Melbourne Photo:Police at the scene of a crash at Keilor East in Melbourne where a ute drove off a bridge, killing both occupants.(Fairfax Media:... Read more
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Canberra Times
My blooming social enterpriseNipuni Wijewickrema and her sister Gayana who has Down syndrome. Photo: Jamila
My blooming social enterprise
Canberra Times / Posted 17 days ago
Nipuni Wijewickrema and her sister Gayana who has Down syndrome. Photo: Jamila Toderas Nipuni Wijewickrema's blooming business has put her among an elite group of young Australians. The social entrepreneur is one of eight finalists vying for the... Read more
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WA Today
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in TwitterNews Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in Twitter
WA Today / Posted 21 days ago
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at a press conference in August. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Here's another great example of just how skittish markets are these days. Media giant News Corp was overnight forced... Read more
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The Age
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in TwitterNews Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in Twitter
The Age / Posted 21 days ago
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at a press conference in August. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Here's another great example of just how skittish markets are these days. Media giant News Corp was overnight forced... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in TwitterNews Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in Twitter
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 21 days ago
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at a press conference in August. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Here's another great example of just how skittish markets are these days. Media giant News Corp was overnight forced... Read more
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Canberra Times
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in TwitterNews Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in Twitter
Canberra Times / Posted 21 days ago
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at a press conference in August. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Here's another great example of just how skittish markets are these days. Media giant News Corp was overnight forced... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in TwitterNews Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at
Rumour has it, but News Corp is not investing in Twitter
Brisbane Times / Posted 21 days ago
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch (left) and chief executive Robert Thomson (right) at a press conference in August. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Here's another great example of just how skittish markets are these days. Media giant News Corp was overnight forced... Read more
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WA Today
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSAAustralia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSA
WA Today / Posted 22 days ago
Australia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended November 30. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Chinese travellers are poised to look beyond nearby destinations such as Hong Kong and Macau as income levels rise and they widen their... Read more
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Canberra Times
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSAAustralia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSA
Canberra Times / Posted 22 days ago
Australia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended November 30. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Chinese travellers are poised to look beyond nearby destinations such as Hong Kong and Macau as income levels rise and they widen their... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSAAustralia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSA
Brisbane Times / Posted 22 days ago
Australia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended November 30. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Chinese travellers are poised to look beyond nearby destinations such as Hong Kong and Macau as income levels rise and they widen their... Read more
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The Age
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSAAustralia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSA
The Age / Posted 22 days ago
Australia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended November 30. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Chinese travellers are poised to look beyond nearby destinations such as Hong Kong and Macau as income levels rise and they widen their... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSAAustralia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended
Australia poised to benefit from Chinese tourism boom: CLSA
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 22 days ago
Australia received more than 1 million Chinese visitors in the 12 months ended November 30. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Chinese travellers are poised to look beyond nearby destinations such as Hong Kong and Macau as income levels rise and they widen their... Read more
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The Age
Art a lifeline after childhood lost to abuseBruce Templeton, a survivor of extreme childhood abuse from his foster carers,
Art a lifeline after childhood lost to abuse
The Age / Posted 23 days ago
Bruce Templeton, a survivor of extreme childhood abuse from his foster carers, has found solace in his artwork and now has his first solo exhibition. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer For years, Bruce Templeton kept his windows boarded over. A hellish childhood... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilitiesSimple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with di
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilities
Daily Liberal / Posted 24 days ago
Simple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with disabilities can finally enjoy them. Georgia Brown, 12, Henrietta Graham, 11, and Jimmy Jones, 8, from the Starfish Nippers program at the Anglesea Life Saving Club. Photo:... Read more
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The Border Mail
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilitiesSimple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with di
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilities
The Border Mail / Posted 24 days ago
Simple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with disabilities can finally enjoy them. Georgia Brown, 12, Henrietta Graham, 11, and Jimmy Jones, 8, from the Starfish Nippers program at the Anglesea Life Saving Club. Photo:... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilitiesSimple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with di
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilities
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 24 days ago
Simple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with disabilities can finally enjoy them. Georgia Brown, 12, Henrietta Graham, 11, and Jimmy Jones, 8, from the Starfish Nippers program at the Anglesea Life Saving Club. Photo:... Read more
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Western Advocate
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilitiesSimple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with di
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilities
Western Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
Simple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with disabilities can finally enjoy them. Georgia Brown, 12, Henrietta Graham, 11, and Jimmy Jones, 8, from the Starfish Nippers program at the Anglesea Life Saving Club. Photo:... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilitiesSimple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with di
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilities
Kiama Independent / Posted 24 days ago
Simple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with disabilities can finally enjoy them. Georgia Brown, 12, Henrietta Graham, 11, and Jimmy Jones, 8, from the Starfish Nippers program at the Anglesea Life Saving Club. Photo:... Read more
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The North West Star
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilitiesSimple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with di
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilities
The North West Star / Posted 25 days ago
Simple changes at some of the state's most beautiful places mean people with disabilities can finally enjoy them. Georgia Brown, 12, Henrietta Graham, 11, and Jimmy Jones, 8, from the Starfish Nippers program at the Anglesea Life Saving Club. Photo:... Read more
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The Age
Australian researchers make the link between squalor and brain damageHospital workers visiting the home of a 79-year-old woman from the Caulfield ar
Australian researchers make the link between squalor and brain damage
The Age / Posted 26 days ago
Hospital workers visiting the home of a 79-year-old woman from the Caulfield area found the skeleton of a dead dog, rooms piled with rubbish and discarded cigarettes. Photo: Supplied It is said the dog was a much-loved family pet. That is, before it... Read more
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The Age
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilitiesGeorgia Brown, 12, Henrietta Graham, 11, and Jimmy Jones, 8, from the Starfish
Life's finally a beach for people with disabilities
The Age / Posted 26 days ago
Georgia Brown, 12, Henrietta Graham, 11, and Jimmy Jones, 8, from the Starfish Nippers program at the Anglesea Life Saving Club. What are the quintessential elements of summer? Sand, sea breezes and a dip in the ocean, perhaps. But what if you... Read more
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The Age
Tom's the key man for typewriter repairs in this cityZeljko ''Tom'' Koska has worked as a typewriter repairman and retailer in Elgin
Tom's the key man for typewriter repairs in this city
The Age / Posted 28 days ago
Zeljko ''Tom'' Koska has worked as a typewriter repairman and retailer in Elgin St, Carlton, since 1966. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer As one of the nation's few remaining typewriter repairmen, Zeljko "Tom" Koska is sought after by a quirky (or is that... Read more
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The Age
Too darn hot: trains put on go slowTrains will run slow on Wednesday afternoon because of the extreme heat. Photo
Too darn hot: trains put on go slow
The Age / Posted 28 days ago
Trains will run slow on Wednesday afternoon because of the extreme heat. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Melburnians are set for a slow and sweaty commute home on Wednesday, with scorching heat forcing speed restrictions across the city's train... Read more
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The Age
Melbourne's public housing tenants sizzle on hot daysHadia tries to cool her 15-month-old daughter Rayann with a wet towel and book
Melbourne's public housing tenants sizzle on hot days
The Age / Posted 29 days ago
Hadia tries to cool her 15-month-old daughter Rayann with a wet towel and book as a fan. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer In the peak of summer Hadia finds it impossible to cool down her three-bedroom apartment in Flemington. On hot days she has recorded a... Read more
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The Age
The road rule Melburnians habitually ignoreA tram is stuck in traffic between Alexandra Parade and Queens St on Smith St.
The road rule Melburnians habitually ignore
The Age / Posted 29 days ago
A tram is stuck in traffic between Alexandra Parade and Queens St on Smith St. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer They might be the most ineffectual traffic signs on Melbourne's roads: peak-hour tram lanes are in place on dozens of busy inner suburban streets,... Read more
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The Age
There's no stringing them along in this racquetHong Kong stringer Dickie Lee (left) will string racquets in his ninth Australi
There's no stringing them along in this racquet
The Age / Posted 29 days ago
Hong Kong stringer Dickie Lee (left) will string racquets in his ninth Australian Open this year. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer When it comes to tennis racquet strings, natural fibres are the duck's guts. Or rather the cow's guts, given that's where many of... Read more
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