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Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia returns!

Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia returns!

By Jack Hayes The Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia (CaSFFA) will return to the Melbourne screens with the theme for 2021 “Únik”, which translates to “escapism”. Now in its nineth iteration, the CaSFFA will be screened as an online offering through ACMI Cinema 3 and be available 24 hours a day from October

Visiting Hours

By Chris Mineral Surrounded by thousands and thousands of people in stadiums around the world, and with just an acoustic guitar and voice, musician Ed Sheeran can hold an audience captive. That’s an incredible talent.  Ed Sheeran has a new album out in his symbol series entitled =. On = there is the song Sheeran

A sad, old ghost town

By Rhonda Dredge On Victoria St near the market is a cool little lounge/gallery called One Star that has a foot in both the CBD and West Melbourne. The place is next door to the city’s oldest Balinese restaurant and up the street from a bar filled with books. One Star caters to those who

Vertical homework

By Dr Janette Corcoran Staying home has meant learning new work-ways – but what now might be expected of our apartment buildings?  September saw the release of the Productivity Commission’s Working from homeresearch paper, which investigated how working from home (WFH) might impact Australia’s economy and individuals’ income, employment and wellbeing.  Described as a “forced

10,000 steps a day may not be enough to stay healthy and pain-free as we age

All Australians should incorporate strength training into their weekly routine, but it is especially important for those aged over 40.   The recommendation of 10,000 steps a day is well known as the key to staying fit and healthy, however walking and aerobic activities are only part of the story. The Australian Physical Activity Guidelines

Lock them out, lock them up or lock them in?

By Major Brendan Nottle It has been really interesting hearing the increased anger and frustration in the conversations that I have been having with people around the city in recent times. Some people are claiming that the current plight of the city or their business is solely due to the presence of rough sleepers and

Creative isolation

By Adrian Doyle As we keep the city locked down Melbourne is slowly dying. As we wait for inevitable tsunami of COVID to spread across the country, further damaging Melbourne and its creativity, the creatives of Melbourne are really struggling with loss of work, and subsequent financial worries, making life hard.  Money worries are hard,

Thank you to our community healthcare heroes and everyone getting vaccinated

By Ellen Sandell – State Member for Melbourne On my way to Parliament recently, I popped in to say hello and thank you to the amazing nurses and staff from Cohealth and the City of Melbourne who are running a pop-up vaccination clinic at Melbourne Town Hall. This clinic welcomes all, especially providing vaccinations to

Zero emissions vehicles

By Dr Sue Saunders – Vice President Have you noticed that the air is clearer with less vehicle movements under COVID lockdown? Right now, we are experiencing a little of what it would be like if a high percentage of vehicles had zero emissions. This article draws some of its material from a January 2021

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