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Port Phillip Council is planning for a safe and enjoyable Australia Day weekend for the thousands of residents and visitors who flock to the City’s scenic parks and beaches this time of year. Mayor Dick Gross said Port Phillip’s foreshore...
This February Event & Village Cinemas will exclusively screen legendary composer Tchaikovsky’s final full-length opera - The Queen of Spades (16, 17 and 20 February 2019) at 19 Event Cinemas and 7 Village Cinemas locations nationally as part of...

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NEWK! (The John Newcombe Story) Tennis is one of the big entertainments for Melbourne at this time of year and one name rings louder in our memories of the sport than any other, and John Newcombe is that name! Its 2014...
In a world full of cut-throat competition, it has become increasingly challenging to start a business. It has become imperative to carefully think through the business that you wish to start before you practically embark on it. Hiring the...
About the Event To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the prestigious Twelve Girls Band will premiere at Sydney Opera House on Sunday 3 February 2019. The Twelve Girls Band is a chart-topping all-female music group, whose members are much-admired musical...

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LISTEN TO OLDER VOICES

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Listen To Older Voices : Robert Lloyd – Part 3

 Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format,...

Listen To Older Voices : Robert Lloyd – Part 2

 Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with...

CREAM OF THE CRATE

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Cream Of The Crate: Johnny O’Keefe – 20th Anniversary Album

 “You can boo me and you can make fun of me, but you all paid your money to see me because you love me”...
Let's Rock With Col Joye - LP Cover

Cream of The Crate : Col Joye – Let’s Rock with Col Joye

"Col Joye and the Joy Boys stood along Johnny O'Keefe as the first stars of Australian rock. It took the Beatles to end their...

Cream Of The Crate: Billy Thorpe – Time Traveller

 "Pick Me Up, and Play Me Loud"  Cream of The Crate Collection – This review originally appeared in the Toorak Times in a series called Cream...

Cream of The Crate: Spectrum/Murtceps – Red*Orange*Yellow*Green*Blue*Indigo*Violet [ROYGBIV]

 This was the first Australian album I reviewed in a series called Cream Of The Crate. The albums examined in this on-going series of retro-reviews...

Cream of The Crate: Lynne Randell – Ciao Baby

"I guess I’m just about one of the luckiest girls in the whole world. You see, I am only 17, I’ve had a hit...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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Jazz at Rising Sun Hotel Saturday 9 February

Presented by Ella's Music Club  Noria and les Parigots-Rising Sun Hotel Saturday 9 February 8:30pm (doors 8pm) French born Noria Letts...

Hotel Esplanade unveils new Arts Program

The iconic Espy brings a contemporary program of live and experiential art in a classic pub setting,...

Hugo Race News January 2019

We are truly excited to announce Gemini 4, the latest project from Hugo Race (Dirtmusic, ex-Bad Seeds) and...

Research Notes 3 – A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

Further research is needed for this study on the roots of Australian folk music.  According to Keesing...

BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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Revealed: Top 4 Markets to Start a Business in 2019

In a world full of cut-throat competition, it has become increasingly challenging to start a business. It has become imperative to carefully think through...

How capitalism ruined our relationship with bacteria

Drawing from the Wellcome Collection There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products. But non-rational mechanisms are nevertheless...

Almost every brand of tuna on supermarket shelves shows why modern slavery laws are...

Tracking the journey of tuna from the seas around Thailand to Australian supermarket shelves shows modern slavery is a pervasive problem. Shutterstock.com What is the...

7 Expansion Tips Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know

Image Source Every business owner dreams to build, grow and expand their brand. While the economy can play a huge role when it comes to...

Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective

An activist with the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals spruiks veganism in Sydney’s central shopping district.Nikki Short/AAP Are you an...

It’s time to put the 15-hour work week back on the agenda

In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour work week – working three hours a day – within a few generations. Shutterstock A strange thing...

The government can restrain electricity prices without threatening to break up power companies. Its...

Victoria’s Loy Yang brown coal power station at night. Breaking up generation companies might do little to bring prices down.  Shutterstock Who wouldn’t want cheaper...

LATEST PUBLICITY

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Symmetry’s Shadows Exhibition launch 21 – 24 Sept hosted by St Kilda Art Crawl

Poster design by Christine Ritter (Westside Circus / Theatreworks) "We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to...

Meet the Artists – St Kilda Art Crawl launch 21 – 24 Sept

Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition Location: Christ Church St Kilda (Anglican), 14 Acland st. St Kilda Re-inventing LIFE through ART, an ongoing therapy. Silent intelligence, each soul’s higher self,...

CDB RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM ‘TAILORED FOR NOW’ [Warner Music]

CDB - 90s MASTERS OF AUSTRALIAN R&B - SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM: ‘TAILORED FOR NOW’ ELEVEN R&B SUPER JAMS TITLE: TAILORED FOR NOW ARTIST: CDB LABEL:...
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The Butterfly Club Presents Lawson Reeves and Josh Staley

2 Guys, 1 Magic Show, No Idea  Butterfly Club presents Big Brothers Lawson Reeves teams up for unconventional magic show. Lawson and Josh are more...
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TEXAS announce new album ‘Jump On Board’

TEXAS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM JUMP ON BOARD OUT FRIDAY 21 APRIL  NEW SINGLE 'LET'S WORK IT OUT' OUT NOW  Texas are back with Jump On Board, a glorious...
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DASH BERLIN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017

Having been in various Top 10 DJ Lists, touring consistently around the world & releasing some of dance music’s hottest tracks, Dash Berlin is...

Book now 4DVERSE creative space For your Xmas Party

  Creative Xmas Party Venue for Hire Celebrate the end of your work year together at 4Dverse Hub in St Kilda. Above Vegilicious Restaurant on Carlisle Street.  DEALS...

Jazz at Rising Sun Hotel Saturday 9 February

Presented by Ella's Music Club  Noria and les Parigots-Rising Sun Hotel Saturday 9 February 8:30pm (doors 8pm) French born Noria Letts of Moroccan/Jewish descent and her band take you on a dazzling musical journey through brilliant re-imaginings of jazz, French chanson and the deepest most soulful blues. It's...

Aged Care Jobs – Why Choose Caring as a Career?

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” - Margaret Mead It may sound cliche, but choosing a career as a carer can truly be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career paths. Whist...

6 Basic Car Care Tips Every Car Owner Needs To Know

Have you recently bought for the very first car? That's excellent news! With a car being one of your most prized possessions and one of your most significant investments, it's only natural to feel excited about finally owning one. However, owning a car comes...

WHY TAYLORMADE BUILT BRIDGES TO DESIGN THE NEW M5 AND M6 IRONS

If you’ve been sitting on the fence for a while about whether to upgrade your current irons, 2019 looks set to be the perfect year to make the switch. Maybe you've been holding out until the next revolution in iron design is discovered. Or...

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won’t make the issue go away

The Australia Day debate will likely become more pronounced each year. from shutterstock.com In the latest instalment of the culture wars surrounding Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday said he plans to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26. The announcement was spurred on by...

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