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Council ready to support overshadowing

Council ready to support overshadowing

By Shane Scanlan The City of Melbourne appears ready to support over-shadowing of the south bank of the Yarra in return for desperately-needed open space in the CBD. The council has not previously supported over-shadowing of the river and the principle has remained “sacrosanct”. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle used the term “sacrosanct” on August 5

Hannah wants your story

Honours year journalism student Hannah Scholte wants to know what it is like to live in the CBD. The Monash University student is making a documentary film about city life and is keen to connect with local residents. Her interest in the subject was sparked by a news snippet earlier this year which revealed that

More people sleeping rough

The number of people sleeping rough on Melbourne’s street has significantly increased over the past year, according to the annual StreetCount survey. In most years since 2008, the City of Melbourne has co-ordinated the “point-in-time” survey, with volunteer observers taking to the inner city streets this year on Tuesday, June 3. This year, 142 people

Market graves still in limbo

By Shane Scanlan The bones of an estimated 7500 of the CBD’s first European residents remain in the City of Melbourne’s too-hard-basket after nearly a century of disrespect. The human remains lie buried under the Queen Victoria Market (QMV) and the issue has again come to prominence with the council’s recently-announced market re-development plans. The

Who are you?

The exhibition Identity: yours, mine, ours at the Immigration Museum attempts to find answers to timeless questions like who we are, who others think we are, and what it means to belong and not belong in Australia. It offers the viewer an opportunity to reflect on what is means to be part of various communities

Get your slurp on

One can barely walk a block in the CBD without coming across an eatery that does not serve pho (pronounced fuh). Pho is a Vietnamese rice noodle soup typically served with chicken, beef or seafood and can be personalised with mint leaves, Vietnamese basil, bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, fresh chilli and lime. Up until recently,

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