Youth unemployment on the rise

by Adam Bandt – You don’t have to spend much time at the housing estate in North Melbourne before you come across someone who wants meaningful work but can’t get it. The problem seems to be getting worse, especially amongst young people. I’m worried that rising youth unemployment is hitting our area hard and threatening what’s…

A West Melbourne Lad: John Monash Moves On

by Bill Hannan – For many of us — certainly for me — John Monash’s fame as a soldier has eclipsed his record as an engineer and administrator. Monash in fact combined army work with private engineering, and by the time Australia was involved in the First World War he already had a substantial reputation in engineering. Having been born in West…