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Giving a voice to our international students

Giving a voice to our international students

By Sean Car While Cr Philip Le Liu has brought many passions to the City of Melbourne, his greatest ambition continues to be making Melbourne the number one student city in the world.  Having first been elected to the City of Melbourne in 2016 on former councillor Ken Ong’s ticket, Cr Le Liu is now

The community councillor

By Sean Car An educator, publican, family man and proud member of the Flemington-Kensington Bowls Club – you’d struggle to find a more community-minded councillor than Davydd Griffiths.  Originally from Bendigo, the Flemington resident has lived and worked in the City of Melbourne for much of his life since first moving to the city as

Bringing Melbourne back better than ever

By Sean Car Young, driven and full of ambition for reviving Melbourne from the pandemic – newly elected councillor Roshena Campbell is passionate about creating a better city than the one we had before COVID struck. The 36-year-old barrister and mother of three could be easily forgiven for already having enough on her plate, but

Driven by diversity

By Sean Car First-term City of Melbourne councillor Jason Chang said he was driven onto the council by a desperate need to give a greater voice to the city’s Asian community. The 35-year-old, who owns the prominent Calia Emporium on Lonsdale St, said that while the pandemic had been challenging for all of Melbourne, it

New councillor is a “unionist at heart”

By Sean Car Having snuck into the final councillor position at last year’s local government elections, CFMEU member and new councillor Elizabeth Doidge said she was looking forward to helping shape and reactivate the city that she loves.  A proud “unionist at heart”, the 31-year-old was elected to the City of Melbourne council on Lord

A true community councillor

By Sean Car When CBD News’s sister publication Docklands News ran Jamal Hakim’s image on the front page of its September 2020 edition ahead of last year’s City of Melbourne council elections, he really would have liked his chances!  And sure enough, the long-term Docklands resident, multicultural campaigner and managing director of a national health

The making of a lord mayor

Robert Doyle’s six years as Lord Mayor of Melbourne has benefitted both the city and the man himself. Melbourne has had a highly articulate, hard working and talented champion.  And Cr Doyle has experienced a rehabilitation of sorts and has emerged a better person. This is largely because of the nature of local government.  Although

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