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Read Online This Week: 11 - 17 December 2018 Newsletter | #624 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 11th December 2018 to Monday 17th December 2018 Christmas Festival 2018 Santas Magical Kingdom Aspire Pakenham Christmas Celebration The Playground Pop-Up At Fed Square Carols By Candelight Creedence 50th Anniversary Show School Of Rock | The Musical Christmas Party with the Marty Rose Band Nepal Festival The Make It Collective | Christmas market In The Loop Market | Coburg Christmas Gift Shopping Weekend Wrap Outdoor Cinema Guide New Years Eve Parties Enjoy #Melbourne Christmas Festival 2018 The annual Christmas festival transforms the city into a magical place and celebrates the spirit of Christmas in true Melbourne style. Federation Square will be transformed into Christmas Square a magical forest offering festive fun for the whole family. Gingerbread Village at Federation Square. Santas House Christmas Projections Melbournes Christmas Festival The Playground Pop-Up At Fed Square Daily in December @ Federation Square The perfect pit stop on a family day out with everything the little ones love - were talking yard games, a ball pit, sweet treats, ice cream and loads more plus Santa Claus on weekends. The Playground Pop-Up At Fed Square Santas Magical Kingdom 23 November - 23 December 2018 | Caulfield Racecourse The magic of Christmas will come alive at Santas Magical Kingdom with an interactive walk-through adventure land. Santas Magical Kingdom 2018 | Ticketmaster Aspire Pakenham Christmas Celebration Saturday 15 December 2018 - 10am - 12pm | Aspire Childcare Families invited to our Christmas celebration featuring free Santa photos free face painting sausage sizzle and lots more! Plus go in the draw to win a special Christmas hamper. Aspire Pakenham Christmas Celebration Carols By Candelight Head out with family and friends for a wonderful night of carol singing. Bayside Carols in the Park 2018 - Tuesday Carols by Candlelight - South Morang - Friday Greater Dandenong Carols in Harmony Square 2018 - Friday Manningham Carols by Candlelight - Friday Carols in the Cathedral 2018 - Fri and Sat Banyules Carols By Candlelight 2018 - Saturday Carols at Como Park - Sunday Christmas Carols by Candelight @ Montsalvat - Sunday Whitehorse Carols 2018 - Sunday Carols by Candlelight | Vision Australia - Myer Music Bowl --> Carols By Candelight...
It was a gathering of activists masquerading as deep thinkers. Ostensibly, it was to celebrate seven decades of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one devised in the aftermath of a traumatised world and easier to do so for that fact. But this gathering on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne which featured irritatingly optimistic speakers showed the lamentable
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Texts new edition of Helen Garners 1977 novel Monkey Grip is an opportunity to revisit the books influence on Melbourne. In addition to being widely considered a classic of Australian fiction, Monkey Grip is frequently referred to as an iconic Melbourne novel. Certainly, it is a novel absolutely grounded in and shaped by place. For Nora, the narrator and protagonist, it is the locus of the social encounter and emotional intensity on which the books narrative depends.
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Members of the Filipino and Australian communities gathered in Melbournes west on sunday 9 December, to observe Human Rights Day and celebrate the heroic grassroots efforts of many, to turn around the ongoing attacks by government, mining companies and other corporations, which are making life more difficult and sometimes.
The event was held at the Seddon Scout Hall in Footscray.
Guest speaker, former member of parliament for Northcote and First Nations leader, Lydia Thorpe, spoke about the worsening position of her people in Australia, under ever more reactionary government and the failure to progress on a proper reconciliation of past wrongs through a negotiated. Although some progress has been made in Victoria, there is still a battle to ensure that all First Nations are involved and the final result matches their aspirations.
Lydia also stressed the importance of all Australians being in involved, and all parts of Australian society having their concerns addressed in the treaty process and its outcome.
One thing was made clear, the First Nations of this country have not been defeated. They have survived, are here today and will keep on fighting until their rights has been won and future secured.
The Second gust speaker, Sister Patricia Fox, an Australian missionary, who has been in the Philippines for 27 years and has recently been expelled, under orders of President Duterte, for her human rights work.
She has been involved in advocating for the poor and is an elected member of the National Council of Kataparan (an alliance of human rights organisations)
Earlier this year, Sister Pat had taken part in a fact-finding mission to Mindanao, where many cases of serious human rights violations were witnessed. She spoke of the plight of farmers losing their land to mining companies and plantation owners, and the taking away of their right to grow food where they had always done so, about the increasing use of military action, incarceration and murder as means of imposing the political will of the Duterte administration. There is an increasing use of trumped up charges to convict and jail individuals seen as political opponents of serious charges, like attempted murder, kidnapping and terrorism. The Philippines is heading towards a new period of martial law.
Weeks before her detention, she had given public support for for
striking Coca Cola workers fighting terrible wages and
Although the situations are very different in each country, there are nevertheless some worrying similarities. In both, the political elite has moved in the direction of degrading human rights, linked to policies designed to enrich the richest few at the...
The last two days - 11-12 September - I attended the Darebin climate emergency conference in northern Melbourne suburb of Northcote. I was one of 350 people that registered and attended. Some good speeches and presentations, interesting panel discussions and useful one-on-one conversations. This was Darebin Council hosting and facilitating this conference as part of it's climate emergency
Join 3CR's Human Rights Day broadcast on Monday 10
7am - 2pm and across the day with Monday Breakfast, Women on the Line, Mujeres Latinoamericanas, The Black Block, Doin Time, Beyond Zero Emmissions Community and special guests.
Following the success of the School Strike for Climate, a group of high school and primary school student are meeting with our local MP Peter Khalil to discuss their concerns around climate change.
The meeting will be held at Khalil's office at 3, Munro St Coburg, next Tuesday the 11th of December from 5.30pm-6pm. Any school-aged children are welcome to join for the meeting, and a crafternoon session on ...
Come and show our politicians that its not just the kids who are demanding change and leadership in the face of a climate emergency. If they want to show us they are serious about protecting our kids future they must put an end to the era of coal, including blocking the proposed Adani mega mine and all new coal mines.
TRUE OPINION: Recent scandals in Victoria have highlighted the need for reforms in the way complaints against police are looked at. True Crime News Weekly's Melbourne correspondent, Gary Johnston, explains why it's finally time for police accountability to go further than officers simply investigating their colleagues. [READ MORE]
Anyone confused about why the far right in Australia feels emboldened should probably tune into our federal parliament some time, writes Joshua Badge.
There have always been those who are made profoundly uneasy by ethnic and cultural diversity in this country, but as White Australia began to recede in the latter half of the 20th century those most intolerant of difference found themselves on the fringes of acceptable society.
The 1960s saw the rise of the Nationalist Socialist Party of Australia, but the explicit link to Nazism proved unpopular and the party dissolved before the end of the decade. Next came the Australian National Front which campaigned for warm relations with Britain and deporting non-white immigrants, but similarly fizzled out.
By the 1980s the militant National Action supplanted these groups. Notably, a splinter group of National Action engaged in a spate of assaults and firebombing which a judge memorably called a months-long terrorist campaign. With striking candour, ASIOs 89-90 annual report concluded that the only discernible threat of politically motivated violence comes from the racist right.
Abandoning White Australia meant deserting such illiberal groups, and the public traditionally shunned far-right activity of this kind. Politicians, for their part, refused to engage with them or appeal to their sensibilities. In recent years, however, this is proving not to be the case.
At the forefront of this movement was Reclaim Australia, a protest group which held nation-wide anti-Islam demonstrations around 2015, and loosely associated with hate groups. Other organisations such as Party for Freedom claimed fame by posing for anti-Islam photo stunts and bearing signs which read multiculturalism is genocide.
Extremist groups swiftly followed, such as the neo-Nazi Antipodean Resistance which hosts radicalisation camps where members pose in front of swastikas and pledge allegiance to Hitler. Another group, the United Patriots Front, claims solidarity with...
Plan to Win invites social movement leaders to take a big leap forward in your development in 2019. Six participants will meet regularly to learn and grow together.
Each participant will receive focused group and one-to-one coaching to:
The program will provide a concentrated burst of coaching to move you forward, while strengthening your capacity to hold space and coach others.
Initial one-day training on Friday 1 or Saturday 2 February (tbc) including:
Six two hour long sessions, held monthly: February June. At each session one participant will present a challenge they are facing in their social change work. The group will support them to gain greater clarity, canvas options and decide on a path forward. During each session there will also be time for paired work so all participants get focused attention on their own challenges.
Program wrap up and goal setting: August. A final session shaped in response to the emerging needs of the group. Each participant will be supported to set clear goals for their future leadership including ongoing critical enquiry and development.
Monthly peer coaching sessions with one other member of the group.
Optional readings will be provided each month for online discussion.
Please note that this is an intensive program that requires commitment to attending all sessions. A time for the monthly sessions will be agreed by the group and the expectation is that this is non-negotiable time in your diary. Numbers are stric...
Read Online This Week: 4 - 10 December 2018Newsletter | #623 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 4th December 2018 to Monday 10th December 2018 Melbourne Christmas Festival Rehash | Friday Night Live Bogan Bingo | Kyllie Kicks MS for Six Mental As Anything Creedence 50th Anniversary Show Aspire Pakenham Christmas Celebration Weekend Wrap Outdoor Cinema Guide Adults Only Night | LEGOland African Music and Cultural Festival 2018 Australian DanceSport Championships 2018 Big Day Out For Dogs 2018 Carols by Kingston 2018 Cruden Farm | Open Day Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds Hemp Health and Innovation Expo 2018 Kidz Expo 2018 Kriskindl Festival 2018 Melbourne ToyRun 2018 World Rice Festival 2018 Melbourne's Carols By Candelight Monash Carols By Candlelight 2018 Santa's Magical Kingdom 2018 Suitcase Rummage | Northcote Twilight Christmas Festival 2018 Wild Horses Festival 2018 School Of Rock | The Musical Christmas Gift Extravaganza Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds Christmas Gift Shopping New Years Eve Celebrations Enjoy #Melbourne Get [ This Week ] Free by email every Tuesday. Christmas Festival 2018 The annual Christmas festival transforms the city into a magical place and celebrates the spirit of Christmas in true Melbourne style. Federation Square will be transformed into Christmas Square, a magical forest offering festive fun for the whole family. Gingerbread Village at Federation Square. Santa's House Christmas Projections Melbourne's Christmas Festival 2018 Santa's Magical Kingdom 23 November - 23 December 2018 | Caulfield Racecourse The magic of Christmas will come alive at Santas Magical Kingdom with an interactive walk-through adventure land. Santa's Magical Kingdom 2018 | Ticketmaster Christmas Gift Extravaganza Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018 | Cromwell Street Collingwood An Indoor Marketplace where you will find all your ethical Christmas Gift Ideas in one place. Entry is free accepting donations for Senhoa.org and Streat. Christmas Gift Extravaganza Bogan Bingo | Kyllie Kicks MS for Six Saturday 8th December 2018 @ Tabcorp Park All funds raised go towards Kyllie who has Multiple Sclerosis. Get your best thongs out, dust your fave flannie off, grab your sheila and get ready for a great night out. Kyllie Kicks MS for Six | Bogan Bingo | Buy Tickets Mental As Anything | Live Friday 7th December 2018 | Kingston City Hall Australia's True Pop Pioneers Mental As Anything, playing all their hits The Nips Are Getting Bigger, If You Leave Me Can I Come Too, Live It Up plus many others. Mental As Anything | Buy Tickets School Of Rock | The Musical Limited Season November & December 2018 | Her Majesty's Theatre ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S HIT MUSICAL School Of Rock | The Musical | ticketek.com.au Friday Night Live Music Licensed Bayswater venue featuring live music every Friday night. Friday 7th - Rehash (Debut at London Eleven) Tickets Friday 14th - Christmas Party with the Marty...
The weirdest right-wing takes on the student climate protest , Australias free speech warriors took a righteous stand against children fighting for their future. Crikey, KISHOR NAPIER-RAMAN DEC 03, 2018 After years of apocalyptic headlines and government intransigence on climate change, the sight of thousands of high school students packing Sydneys Martin Place last Friday provided a jolt of much-needed hope for the future. Armed with loudspeakers, and some incredibly creative posters, the strike which also took place in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Coffs Harbour, Bendigo and other city centres represented part of a global surge of student-led climate change protests.
It also caused a surge of righteous fury among conservative politicians and commentators; a feeling that was not shared by most Australians who are more worried about climate change than ever, and increasingly are in favour of more renewable energy. Heres a selection of the responses from those who chose to take a stand against the children advocating for their future: (subscribers only)
What year did your local station open? Before you were born? Probably before your grandparents were born! Our population is growing, and our public transport network needs to keep growing too.
The rail network grew rapidly between 1854 and 1930 but since then almost nothing. Expansion of rail, tram and Smartbus services is far too slow for Melbournes huge population growth. No wonder the roads are congested!
A Breakdown of the health and education institutions currently financially tied to security companies complicit in ongoing detention torture. There have been countless reports and inquiries regarding the deaths, torture and sexual abuse faced by refugees who have been incarcerated within Australias mandatory detention centres. These detention centres are allowed to exist with impunity because they are directly orchestrated by the Australian government for profit.
RISE encourages employees, clients of these institutions as well as general supporters to maintain a physical presence at these establishments and demand they divest from the detention industry immediately and sever ties with these security companies.
*We will regular...
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed state Labor and Coalition pledges to expand Melbournes rail network.
Labor today pledged funding for a plan for airport rail via Sunshine if re-elected. In recent weeks the Coalition has pledged suburban rail extensions of the Cranbourne line to Clyde, and the Frankston line to Baxter.
PTUA spokesperson Daniel Bowen said that as Melbourne continues to grow, it was critical that the rail network grows with it.
All of these proposals are important, and its great to see both sides of politics recognising that Melbourne needs more rail.
With traffic congestion now a daily issue across the city, more people are looking for ways to get around without driving.
Melbourne Airport is one of the worlds busiest without a rail link. The PTUA believes the proposed rail link must be fast, frequent, affordable, and have good connections to the rest of the public transport network.
Cranbourne East/Clyde, and Baxter are likely to see strong residential growth, and extending the suburban rail network to these areas, alongside upgrades to local buses, walking and cycling, will give more people viable transport options.
But Mr Bowen warned that the expansion of public transport would be undermined by the large scale road projects proposed by both sides.
Contrary to what the politicians will tell you, transport infrastructure is not about meeting current demand its about what we want our city to look like in the future, and how we want people to get around.
More motorways will generate more traffic. In contrast, more rail lines and train services will generate more trips on public transport which is a much better outcome.
Melbourne already has more kilometres of motorway than many cities of its size.
Well-run public transport, and especially heavy rail, can get vast numbers of people from A to B quickly, more efficiently and at less cost than in single-occupant cars. Thats why we look forward to commitments to further projects such as Melbourne Metro 2.
To really ensure our city continues to function, to ensure people have good access to employment, education and other opportunities, the key is fast frequent reliable public transport, trains trams and buses, along with good walking and...
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