For Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to solve our transport woes, some things need to change

The Whim app seamlessly connects users to multiple transport modes in Helsinki – public transport, taxis, car rental and car/bicycle sharing. Aleksandra Suzi/Shutterstock Mobility as a Service (MaaS) represents a new way of thinking about about transport. It has the potential to be the most significant innovation in transport since the advent of the automobile. In a move away from dependence...

Victoria election: the scandals, sloganeering and key issues to watch

Scandals have dominated the recent headlines, but healthcare, education and public transport have been at the core of the policy debates. Victorians will decide who governs the state for the next four years on Saturday. Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, along with all other candidates, can see the finish line as the parties make last-minute appeals...


MEMO's  GET 10% OFF TICKETS! 48hrs only! Comedy continues at MEMO with 'SOUTH OF THE BORDER' featuring... TONY MARTIN, NAZEEM HUSSAIN + MC SARAH BENNETTO FRI 28 DEC Check out the line up... TONY MARTIN An author, filmmaker, standup comic and star of TV and radio, Tony Martin is a bona fide Australian comedy legend (and like many Australian legends, he's originally from New Zealand). Tony lives in St Kilda and...

Rock Bang

BREATHTAKING FEATS, SERIOUS FUN, AND AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR FOR AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES... Circus Oz was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1978. For 40 years the company has been putting up extraordinary shows and successfully touring them both nationally and internationally. From New York to South American rainforests, Madrid to outback Australia, Circus Oz has taken its self-crafted performances of wit,...

Women in Wine @ Claypots Seafood Express

It was Claypots Seafood Express and winewhitchSPHERE's greatest pleasure to host the Melbourne Women in Wine Celebration on 1 November 2018.  The main event was a symposium in Sydney. A group of us have always put together a Melbourne celebration.  Following tradition, this was BYO wine night - a wonderful selection of wines.    Congratulations to all the award winners.  Dr Jacqui...

End Games

In our last concert for 2018, we feature the culmination of Germanic Classical and Romantic expression with Haydn’s and Brahms' last symphonies and Strauss' Four Last Songs, each one a masterwork in its own right. We are thrilled to present expatriate Australian soprano Miriam Gordon-Stewart, an acclaimed Strauss and Wagner interpreter. She has sung in major opera houses in Hamburg,...

Visual feast to deter taggers

A mural “with the lot” is now in South Melbourne as part of Port Phillip Council’s war on graffiti. The street art, which features burger lovers Elvis Presley and supermodel Gigi Hadid, and recent royal visitors to South Melbourne Beach, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was completed on the weekend by local artist Liam Vear. Council provided $2000 towards the...


A black farce masterpiece, Loot follows the fortunes and misfortunes of two young amateur thieves, Hal and Dennis. Dennis is a hearse driver for a funeral parlour. After robbing the bank next door they hide-out with the loot in Hal’s home. Hal's mother has just died and the pair conceal the money in her coffin, hiding the body in...

Logging must stop in Melbourne’s biggest water supply catchment

Clearfell logging in the Thomson Catchment with the Thomson Reservoir in the background. Chris Taylor Continued logging in Melbourne’s water catchments could reduce the city’s water supply by the equivalent of 600,000 people’s annual water use every year by 2050, according to our analysis. We calculated water lost due to logging in the Thomson Catchment, which is the city’s largest and...

Listen To Older Voices : Bill Day – Part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of...


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