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Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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Stage 3 lockdown fines for short-stays
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Lending a hand through books
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Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
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Housing All Australians – a new paradigm
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BANKING on it in Southbank!
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Looking out for signs of a drug lab
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Southbank Sustainability Group

The garden is still here for you
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Health and Wellbeing

How to combat insomnia
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Skypad Living

Finally, vertical villages are on government’s radar – but is the focus right?
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Pets Corner

Spoiling princess Chloe
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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What’s behind the lights?
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Councillors call to review the City of Melbourne Act 2001

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By Sean Car

Cr Jackie Watts has led a unanimous push by City of Melbourne councillors calling on new Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane to undertake a review of the City of Melbourne Act 2001.

Mr Leane was appointed to the vacated portfolio in June following the sacking of previous minister Adem Somyurek following branch stacking allegations aired on 60 Minutes. The scandal followed the passing of a new Local Government Act 2020, however, not all of the reforms applied to the City of Melbourne, which has its own Act that Cr Watts noted had not been reviewed since its introduction.

Her motion, which went before councillors at the Future Melbourne Committee (FMC) meeting on July 21, called on the state government to commit to a review of the...

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Extended building hours continue

Weekday construction work on job sites can continue for 14 hours-a-day during Melbourne’s second coronavirus lockdown, despite growing frustration from affected residents stuck inside.
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Remember the days of espresso martinis?

If we ever get out of this awful pandemic, at least we’ll have seen some brassy moves by some of the well-known characters along Southbank.
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Labor calls for “culture change” at Town Hall

For the first time in recent memory, the Labor Party has formed a serious ticket in its bid for Town Hall in 2020 and its team says it wants to “change the culture” and create a “real city government”.
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Donor Tissue Bank urges community to register as tissue donors

Whether it’s helping someone to regain their eyesight, restoring a burn victim’s quality of life or increasing mobility in cancer patients—tissue donation helps thousands of Victorians get back on their feet every year.
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Stage three of Southbank Boulevard upgrade begins

Work has started on the new civic space outside the ABC, as part of the Southbank Boulevard upgrade project.
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The pathos of Nurse Savage

Pathos is defined as pity shared between friends. It can be used in an artistic sense to make tragedies less horrifying by focusing on small details or moments in a story.
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Edition - August 2020

Lord Mayor cops Deputy’s criticism over advisory group

Lord Mayor Sally Capp was publicly criticised by her deputy Arron Wood for the second time in five weeks after he raised “governance” issues surrounding her high-profile advisory board.

05 Aug 2020

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Pandemic guidance provided for apartments

Long-awaited guidelines have been released for residents and owners’ corporations (OCs) to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in multi dwelling buildings.

05 Aug 2020

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Most short-stays banned

Short-stay accommodation like Airbnb has effectively been banned by the state government under stage four restrictions imposed on August 2.

05 Aug 2020

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Stage three of Southbank Boulevard upgrade begins

Work has started on the new civic space outside the ABC, as part of the Southbank Boulevard upgrade project.

05 Aug 2020

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Changes to accessway

The developer of an approved 18-storey development at 131-139 Sturt St has sought to reconfigure car parking arrangements in the shared accessway with the neighbouring property at 151 Sturt St.

05 Aug 2020

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Labor calls for “culture change” at Town Hall

For the first time in recent memory, the Labor Party has formed a serious ticket in its bid for Town Hall in 2020 and its team says it wants to “change the culture” and create a “real city government”.

05 Aug 2020

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Donor Tissue Bank urges community to register as tissue donors

Whether it’s helping someone to regain their eyesight, restoring a burn victim’s quality of life or increasing mobility in cancer patients—tissue donation helps thousands of Victorians get back on their feet every year.

05 Aug 2020

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Business help amid “devastating” impact of lockdown

Southbank businesses will benefit from a $20 million lifeline after the state government declared inner-city businesses had been “uniquely hit” by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

05 Aug 2020

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New Rotary president supporting community during lockdown

As the newly elected president of the Rotary Club of Southbank, Jasmin Dhillon is working hard to support the Southbank community during lockdown.

05 Aug 2020

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Extended building hours continue

Weekday construction work on job sites can continue for 14 hours-a-day during Melbourne’s second coronavirus lockdown, despite growing frustration from affected residents stuck inside.

05 Aug 2020

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Councillors call to review the City of Melbourne Act 2001

Cr Jackie Watts has led a unanimous push by City of Melbourne councillors calling on new Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane to undertake a review of the City of Melbourne Act 2001.

05 Aug 2020

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Keeping the arts alive during lockdown

It’s the perfect live performance: indie singer-songwriter Alice Skye, at her most raw and intimate, sits at a piano on a stage adorned with house plants, candles and an old telephone - as if in the artist’s own home.

05 Aug 2020

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The pathos of Nurse Savage

Pathos is defined as pity shared between friends. It can be used in an artistic sense to make tragedies less horrifying by focusing on small details or moments in a story.

05 Aug 2020

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Being vulnerable in the COVID-19 era

Once again, the Assembly Point vitrines down at the Guild building on Sturt St are reading the culture of Melbourne as it evolves.

04 Aug 2020

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Student wins major award

After a colourful career in more industries than you can count, Anna Luscombe decided to make a leap and pursue a passion which had been lying dormant for some time—photography.

04 Aug 2020

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Remember the days of espresso martinis?

If we ever get out of this awful pandemic, at least we’ll have seen some brassy moves by some of the well-known characters along Southbank.

04 Aug 2020

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An end to facadism

A move to modernise Melbourne’s heritage system has been approved by the Minister for Planning Richard Wynne, which ends the city’s controversial love affair with facadism.

04 Aug 2020

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More empty spaces

Property vacancies in Southbank have reached a long-term high as the industry has been hit by compounding factors related to the pandemic.

04 Aug 2020

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