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the summer heat calls for a cold beer, but be careful where you drink it. being drunk in public is a crime

The summer heat calls for a cold beer, but be careful where you drink...

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Public intoxication is illegal in every jurisdiction in Australia. Shutterstock 'Tis the season to be jolly. We all enjoy the sentiments of this well-known carol during the festive season. There’s little doubt public merriment is...
islamophobic attacks mostly happen in public. here’s what you can do if you see it or experience it

Islamophobic attacks mostly happen in public. Here’s what you can do if you see...

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Picture by Muhammad Ruqiyaddin/Unsplash The second Islamophobia in Australia Report launched last month, in the same week a graphic video showing a pregnant Muslim woman being punched and stomped on circulated widely on social media. Earlier in...
celebrate christmas with play it forward

Celebrate Christmas & Community with Play It Forward

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Play It Forward is thrilled to present our spectacular Christmas concert Swing Into Christmas on Saturday 7th December 2.30pm at Deakin Edge, Federation Square. Swing Into Christmas features an impressive range of guest artists...
new research shows prejudice still high in australia, but many people seeking to promote social inclusion

New research shows prejudice still high in Australia, but many people seeking to promote...

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About a quarter of Australians have experienced a form of major discrimination in the past two years. James Ross/AAP Australians like to think of themselves as living in the land of the “fair go”. Problem...
as bushfires intensify, we need to acknowledge the strain on our volunteers

As bushfires intensify, we need to acknowledge the strain on our volunteers

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The vast majority of bushfire fighters in Australia are volunteers. And their job is only getting harder. Picture: Dean Lewins/AAP The early and ferocious start to the bushfire season in Australia this year has...
the biggest hurdle for the coalition’s religious discrimination bill: how to define ‘religion’

The biggest hurdle for the Coalition’s religious discrimination bill: how to define ‘religion’

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The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says the bill doesn’t go far enough to protect religious minorities in an increasingly intolerant society. Dan Himbrechts/AAP The Coalition government’s proposed religious discrimination bill has been criticised for the potential...
let’s connect, collaborate and celebrate at social inclusion week 2019

Let’s CONNECT, COLLABORATE AND CELEBRATE at Social Inclusion Week 2019

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Social Inclusion Week will be held from Saturday 23rd November to Sunday 1st December in 2019.  Social Inclusion Week aims to help all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate...
what is a personal injury claim?

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

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5 Essential Things You Need To Know If You’ve Been Injured Personal injuries are a lot more common than most people think. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare “in 2014–15 over 36,000 people...
Danielle Matthews and Adam Przewlocki

Choir of Hard Knocks Announces New Co-Artistic Directors

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Melbourne Street Choir Inc. is very excited to announce the appointment of Danielle Matthews and Adam Przewlocki as Co-Artistic Directors to lead the Choir of Hard Knocks in the future.  After 13 years at the...
THECHO!R led by Dr Jonathon Welch AM

THECHO!R Takes Us To The World in support of St Vincent’s Foundation

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Celebrating their tenth anniversary of fantastic music making, THECHO!R presents Take Me To The World on Sunday 23 June at 3pm in the beautiful and historic Collingwood Town Hall.  This spectacular concert seeks to raise funds for St Vincent’s Foundation. THECHO!R’s Founding Artistic...