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Sunday, 25 November

21:00

German Christmas Market Weihnachtsmark Markets and Fairs in Melbourne

Sunday 25th Nov, 10.00am 2.00pm, Tabulam & Templer Home for the Aged
Melbourne

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Sunday 29th Jul, 10.00am Sunday 25th Nov, 4.00pm, Seaworks Maritime Precinct
Melbourne

20:00

Bumble Bee Baby and Children's Market Markets and Fairs in Melbourne

Sunday 26th Aug, 9.00am Sunday 25th Nov, 12.00pm, Hampton Community Centre
Melbourne

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Saturday, 17 November

20:30

Seddon Makers Market Markets and Fairs in Melbourne

Saturday 17th Nov, 9.30am 3.00pm, Seddon Uniting Church
Melbourne

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Saturday, 20 October

22:00

Malvern Valley Primary School Carnival Markets and Fairs in Melbourne

Saturday 20th Oct, 11.00am 4.00pm, Malvern Valley Primary School
Melbourne

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Monday, 15 October

20:05

Fitness scams healthy international students blog

If something is too good to be true then it usually is! Unfortunately fitness scams keep popping up everywhere in the world. Most of them are from unqualified people whether it would be from a personal trainer to a nutritionist.

Heres one thing: you want to lose the weight by XXX amount of weeks for a wedding or a special event! Its all fine and dandy but within that period of time you might not lose much.

We all know that weight loss is hard work and very time consuming.

MLM scams (excluding Herbalife)

Unfortunately they are legal.

But many of them are get rich quick schemes and lose the weight quick schemes.

But Herbalife is a great company with their sports range and I find that they are quite useful along with real food. Whilst I am happy to be their customer I dont like the recruiting and selling process. This is time consuming and I have lost a few friends along the way.

Very skinny models on Instagram

Unfortunately there are many and thats how people develop an eating disorder. They have those six pack abs and muscles and people get so jealous of it. They also promote some bad advice.

As for chiukatherine on Instagram there are no skinny models on her profile but there are lots and lots of food and parks and moods. And no she doesnt like the whole hype thats out there

Some trainers

Make sure that you have a chance to see what they are like on the gym floor before signing up to that package.

The Its not your fault that you are fat

It completely is. You are in control of your own body. You know what works and what doesnt. A lot of the very pushy people will use this tactic to sell you something that you dont need.

12:20

The Melbourne Model David Holmgren transitionyarra

 

For the last 50 years, the debate about suburban sprawl vs high rise has been repeated ad infinitum with very little questioning of the assumptions behind the debate. Adam Carey & Timna Jacks article in The Age 22 Feb, 2018 is a current example of the restatement of these outdated options in the context of the supercharged apartment construction frenzy that is taking over inner Melbourne.The article references Infrastructure Australias latest report including a third model for Melbournes future; medium density London instead of high density New York or sprawling traffic bound Los Angeles. This deft pitch assumes that we must put up more buildings to accommodate the projected 2.8 million extra people who will make Melbourne home by 2046.

The entrenched interests of Australias largest industry, property development and construction, myopia and lack of rigor in the academia and politics and a mostly disempowered public have combined to see the debate intensify but never consider any real alternatives, including my RetroSuburbia strategy which aims to create the Melbourne Model of urban renewal.

RetroSuburbia involves making full use and creatively repurposing what we have already built over the last 40 years, the longest running property bubble in human history, before we build and develop over more water and carbon absorbing land that we need to feed ourselves into the future. In this maddening frenzied rush, we condemn our children to live disconnected from nature that we depend on for our daily life and well being.

RetroSuburbia is based on the lived reality of a growing number of ordinary Australians who have been influenced by the permaculture concept, a vital emerging global movement, first taken root in the suburbs of Melbourne 40 years ago. The impact of permaculture, and UK spin off, The Transition Towns movement is at the progressive edge of communities building resilience in a climate changed world. Locally, Permablitz activism that continues to empower young people to hack their habitats for the better, has also spread around the world from Melbourne.

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05:26

We need wage theft laws now "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

A pre-election campaign to to raise the need for laws against wage theft in Victoria is being directed at Liberal Party leader Matthew Guy. There is a petition out now, and you can sign it via this Megaphone link.

Everyone deserves a ob they can count on. And no-one deserves to have their hard-earned wages stolen by their boss.

We want the Victorian government to add a clause to the Crimes Act (1958) which makes deliberate, dishonest wage theft a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment.

Daniel Andrews has committed to introduce wage theft laws. Now were calling on Matthew Guy to step up and protect young workers by making the same commitment.

Why is this important?

Right now, some businesses are exploiting young workers. Instead of contributing to our community, theyre stealing from vulnerable young people, and conditioning them for a life of exploitation.

I was one of those young workers. I worked for a year at a cafe in Camberwell, just outside of the Melbourne CBD. During my time there, I was classified as a part-time worker. That means I should have had regular shifts and access to paid annual and sick leave but instead I was treated as a casual, at the cafes beck and call, and had no access to paid leave.

Over $8000 in wages and $700 in superannuation were withheld from me by my boss in just a year and it took months of negotiations and a review of my full roster history to get the wages I claimed back paid to me.

Im just one of thousands. Wage theft is an epidemic. At least a fifth of young workers have reported that their hard-earned wages have been stolen from them in scams; they are paid for fewer hours than they work, are illegally denied correct pay, have their superannuation stolen or their accrued leave withheld.

All these forms of wage theft are against the law, but they still happen. Bosses know that theyll only receive fines or warnings if they get caught- and that theyre not likely to get caught.

A series of audits by Fair Work in 2016 revealed that almost 58% of hospitality businesses (cafes and restaurants) and 39% of retail businesses were stealing wages. Thats potentially hundreds of thousands of cases of wage theft! But only a fraction of these cases ever end up in court. It shows that the current legal system is stacked in favour of bad employers who choose to underpay workers to increase their profits.

 

 

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Sunday, 14 October

23:44

White Night Geelong 2018 Green Gourmet Giraffe

Last night I went to White Night Geelong.  It was the first time that White Night, which I have enjoyed in Melbourne a few times, this year was its debut in regional city, Geelong.  It was lots of fun to wander around with my parents, my daughter and my niece.  We mainly stayed around Johnstone Park which had the great atmosphere of convivial crowds enjoying fantastic light creations on a balmy spring night.  Here is the trip I took.

We started at the Town Hall.  I have seen light shows at the town halls over quite a few years at Christmas time.  The festive light shows last a few weeks so it is fairly quiet when we go.  Last night the street was closed and it was full of people coming and going.

The light show last night was for the 1918 World War I Armistice centenary in a couple of weeks.  It started with a display for every year of the Twentieth Century up to 1914.  We were bemused and thought perhaps we were going to sit through a display for every year up to the present.  But in 1914 the story of World War I began and it started to make sense.

Here is the map of Europe with the red blotch of Germany spreading across it as it acquired countries.

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11:17

Song For A Weary Throat "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

By Marian Webb Song For A Weary Throat at the Fairfax Studio takes pride of place at the Melbourne International Arts Festival after its much-acclaimed premier at Theatreworks last year.  Directed by Kate Sulan, Rawcus Ensemble fifteen performers with and without disability join the Invenio Singers in a profoundly moving work of theatre. []

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Saturday, 13 October

22:53

BIRDS IN MELBOURNE "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

All these birds were photographed in the space of an hour in the Darebin Parklands in suburban Melbourne. In this pocket of natural bushland in the centre of a busy large city of millions is a very fortunate resource to have.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme,
and also part of the I'd Rather Be Birdin' meme.
One of several ponds in the Parklands provides a habitat for water birds.

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09:52

Facilitating for Gender Balance "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

LismoreWomensFestival

Its a familiar situation.

Youre at a forum, seminar or conference and the MC opens up for questions. Out of nowhere a man steps up, strongly opinionated, ready to pose a question or perhaps offer their own perspective as a comment, prompting the MC to enquire do you have a question?

There follow more questions and you cant help noticing more men get a say than women. At one forum I attended there were five questions in total, not one of them from a woman.

Why does this happen?

  • The Patriarchy!
  • Male and female socialisation. Growing up in a society defined by systemic sexism and rigid gender categories means that men have experienced years of being told they have a right to take up space and women have been told they dont. Women often feel they should only contribute if they have something really important to say and can have a distorted perspective of whether their own contributions are important. Men tend to have more of a sense that they will be listened to and their contributions are valuable even if theyre still half formed. These are massive generalisations but there is enough truth in them to be evident in pretty much all public debates.
  • The speaking list default. Many facilitators or MCs go with the approach of calling on people in the order they have put themselves forward without considering this critically. I dont believe that how quickly someone puts their hand up is the most important definer of whether they get to speak or when. An orderly queue is not more important than equity and inclusion.
  • Gender bias on behalf of the facilitator. It may sometimes be the case that the facilitator is calling more on men than women, although there are plenty of women wishing to speak. In the forum I mentioned where no women got to ask a question there were women with their hands up. A woman was MCing but a man was the one taking the microphone to participants and he was choosing the men.

What is the consequence?

  • Women arent heard.
  • Less quality discussion. The gathering misses out on womens important contributions.
  • Demoralisation and compounding inequity. Women (and everyone else) experience another time when women arent visible and centred and we h...
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Friday, 12 October

16:42

The reluctant radical "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

We take off our hat to relucant radicals world wide. There are so many people we have had the pleasure of working with, who, prior to doing what they do. had never quite thought they would be that person leading a march, occupying an MPs office, travelling 100s of kilometres to stand in front of a coal mine.

But they do. And we get to work with them. And its a pleasure and an honour. Were speaking at an event this evening the Australian premiere of the Reluctant Radical, hosted by the wonderful Environmental Film Festival a story about an average guy taking extraordinary action to get in the way of climate change and the fossil fuel industry.

It follows Ken Wards challenges and the emotional resilience required to stand in the way of such a massive industry. And the costs. For many they are large people who one day were living a peaceful life in Broome, and then thrown head first into a campaign that subsumed years of their lives and eventually stopped a massive gas refinery. Or farmers living in NSW or VIC who had never had a parking ticket before, yet find themselves pole vaulting out of their comfort zone, to lock themselves to gates to protect water and fertile land for food.

Yet as we see the IPCC report released this week that calls for an end to coal worldwide by 2050 if we are to even have a hope of staying under 1.5 degrees warming and therefore allow our Pacific neighbours to not lose their homelands, how is it that people like Ken Ward, or these farmers, or the folk who locked to Adanis coal port, are considered to be the unreasonable ones?

They are taking action commensurate with the emergency and risk. Action that matches the urgency. We believe this is necessary and its why we do what we do support communities to take safe and effective and *strategic* action to defend the environment.

But, as mentioned the film talks about the costs, and the grief that comes with climate change that so many people are experiencing now. Whilst we find that action is the antidote to despair we also need to acknowledge and live through that despair, to find hope, or at least a sense of purpose within it all.

We are speaking on a panel with Audrey, a dynamo grandma from Stop Adani Melbourne who locked herself to a fence. You can read more about this chill activist grandma and we encourage you to get involved with Stop Adani, Tipping Point or ...

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Thursday, 11 October

23:33

GOLDEN WATTLE "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Acacia pycnantha, commonly known as the golden wattle, is a tree of the family Fabaceae native to southeastern Australia. It grows to a height of 8 m and has phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks) instead of true leaves. Sickle-shaped, these are between 9 and 15 cm long, and 13.5 cm wide. The profuse fragrant, golden flowers appear in late winter and spring, followed by long seed pods. Plants are cross-pollinated by several species of honeyeater and thornbill, which visit nectaries on the phyllodes and brush against flowers, transferring pollen between them. An understorey plant in eucalyptus forest, it is found from southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, through Victoria and into southeastern South Australia.

Explorer Thomas Mitchell collected the type specimen, from which George Bentham wrote the species description in 1842. No subspecies are recognised. The bark of A. pycnantha produces more tannin than any other wattle species, resulting in its commercial cultivation for production of this compound. It has been widely grown as an ornamental garden plant and for cut flower production, but has become a weed in South Africa, Tanzania, Italy, Portugal, Sardinia, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, as well as Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales. Acacia pycnantha was made the official floral emblem of Australia in 1988, and has been featured on the country's postal stamps.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Wednesday, 10 October

16:30

Joy of living the change in a tiny house "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"


Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 3 October 2018 are Vicki Perrett, president of Geelong Sustainability and coordinator of Sustainable House Day Geelong, together with Peter Clapinski from Tiny Homes Geelong & Bellarine, for a talk about why he is so passionate about this idea to build tiny houses.

We also talk with Chris Gerbing, who is co-director of the Environmental Film Festival Australia, which starts in Melbourne on 11 October, and play a clip from a presentation by Jeff Butler about Grow it, Eat it festival in Grovedale, which starts on 20 October.



Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 236 on 94.7 The Pulse:

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