NWMN Short Story Competition Winner

The winning entry from the NWMN Short Story Competition, unanimously selected by the panel of judges

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The CAN Report — and the beginning, and later demise, of community participation in planning

    by Jack Lewis “In the early 1970s Melbourne’s inner suburbs were being strangled by unchecked growth. Roads were clogged by vehicles, pollution was increasing, historic areas were being destroyed, and the poorer residents were being displaced.” This was the opening paragraph of an invitation by the Hotham History Project and the North and…

Impressive, for very good reason

  by Katrina Kincade-Sharkey You’d guess this vibrant, politicised person had worn his adopted name most of his knowing years; and he has, although only formally registering it in New Zealand’s Greymouth in 1992. And this bloke wears his name well, exceedingly well. Very Impressive is stylishly loud, occasionally excessively loud in appearance, yet one…

Victoria takes a stance on domestic violence

  by Stephanie Filaktakis The Victorian Local Government Multi­cultural Issues Network (VLGMIN) is proposing initiatives, including preven­tion, intervention and response approaches to combat violence against women in multicul­tural communities, after the 1.3 per cent rise in domestic violence in Victoria this year. A conference was recently held at Victoria University Convention Centre to address some…