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…

City council commits on climate change

by Paul Campobasso In late September a petition found its way to Melbourne City Council’s offices, reflecting the passionate voices of 31,000 local constituents. However, this petition was different to most others. Rather than being critical or in opposition to a specific policy, as is often the nature of petitions, this one was instead massively…

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…