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Aidan Coffey was selected to represent William Angliss at the Victorian Tourism Industry Council student entrepreneurial awards.

Mixing with the best

Mixing with the best

By David Schout While further education exposes students to many ideas and schools of thought, William Angliss Institute’s Aidan Coffey has developed one of his own. “My philosophy is that I’ll just work in places I can’t afford,” he says, grinning. The fourth-year bachelor of tourism and hospitality management student has already worked in some

Jarrod Briffa

All in a day’s work

By Niccola Anthony Jarrod Briffa is a pioneer of the Melbourne cafe scene on Bourke St’s West End. In 2010 he co-founded Kinfolk, a cafe run by volunteers that donates all its profits to a number of charity partners based around Melbourne. In the eight years of its operation, Kinfolk has housed more than 700

Dennis is ready to cut the cheese when Richmond wins the grand final.

Tigers and the cheese

By Sue Saunders Last year Tigers fans witnessed the cutting of the famous Big Bell Cheese at the Queen Victoria Market on the morning after its grand final win. What about this year? Dennis Husseini is the proprietor of the Pavillion store that specialises in high quality cheese and other delicatessen products.  Just a few

Heritage gaps on the radar

By Tristan Davies Across the city, gaps in heritage studies have seen a number of character-filled and historic buildings face the wrecking ball. Melbourne Heritage Action (MHA) recently lodged objections to the demolition of The Theosophical building on Russell St, which has also been home to Lewis Music, one of the city’s oldest small businesses,

Government ignores Airbnb stabbing death 

In stunning scenes in Parliament this month, the Victorian Government passed the weakest legislation for short-term letting ever seen in Australia, to the delight of Airbnb. In answering questions from The Greens in Parliament, the Trade and Innovation Minister, Philip Dalidakis admitted to Parliament that he visited Airbnb’s office in San Francisco. (Hansard, 7 August

Piling is about to start at City Square

Town Hall Station The next phase of major construction on the Metro Tunnel Project is underway as piling works kick off at Town Hall Station’s City Square site, located on Swanston St. Michele Dix, managing director of London’s Crossrail 2 and one of the UK’s leading public transport infrastructure experts, visited City Square and shared

Sky gardens

By Janette Corcoran Melbourne may have lost its liveability crown this year but might better green infrastructure help win this back?  “Liveability” has many factors, such as residents feeling safe and socially connected, having affordable housing with linked-up public transport, being able to access health, education and shopping services and, increasingly, being surrounded by robust

Old Government Printing Office in William Street. Government Printer John Ferres lived in the adjacent cottage.Site now occupied by Supreme Court of Victoria. Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria.

Getting the message out

By David Thompson For society to function, a government needs a means of communicating its rules, regulations and processes with the governed.  Today it is Twitter but in the early days of European settlement around Port Phillip the only means available, apart from word of mouth, was the printed word. Thus even during the first

Akin to Kentucky Diva racing away and streeting the field 

By Chris Mineral The sun is over the yardarm at The Scots Church, Collins and Russell streets. Inside there’s a piano quartet ready to play. The Emerald Hill Quartet (EHQ), the smoothest of smooth.  On the menu, it’s Brahms Piano Concerto No 1, G Minor Opus 25. Hamburg musician Johannes Brahms saw the world premiere in

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