Sex Work Decriminalisation

By Boroondara

New law says sex workers deserve a fair go in the City of Boroondara Lisa Dallimore and Matthew Roberts The City of Boroondara’s engagement with the sex industry has been non-existent for decades, with the conservative council effectively outlawing all brothels and home-based sex work. But this will change with…

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Speakers Corner

By Uncategorized

We have created several Speakers Corner posts to cover specific topics that the community is talking about and debating the merits or otherwise. These include: NE Link Planning matters (town and local, building regulations etc) Bicycle Strategy – Boroondara The pieces we publish in these posts reflect the views of…

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Speakers Corner: NE Link

By North East Link
Here we will publish comment on some of the recent goings on in our neighbourhood - things like local council matters, State government initiatives and other things that have provoked debate within the community. The pieces we publish here will  reflect the views of the writer.  We publish them here...
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Doncaster Camera Club

By Photography clubs
 The Doncaster Camera Club  The place for novice and advanced photographers alike to share the joy of photography.  If you enjoy taking pictures, this club is a great way to share your work, meet others with a similar interest and to expand your knowledge and experience.  For all months other than...
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Accountability of ministers to parliament – Julian Gardner

By Accountability, Democracy, Integrity, Political Integrity

The accountability of ministers to parliament has a gaping hole.  Julian Gardner Both major parties decline to allow ministerial staff to be questioned by parliamentary committees. Who then holds these staffers to account?  The Statement of Ministerial Standards states that ministers must accept responsibility for their staffers’ actions. But do…

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The Faces of Greythorn Statues

By Uncategorized

The Faces of Greythorn Statues The history of Greythorn comes alive with the installation of six iconic statues which chronicle the development of this unique precinct nestled within North Balwyn. From the 1900s when the area was a highly productive citrus orchard, to being home to a violet farm, a…

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Have your say

By Boroondara

Gardiners Creek (Kooyongkoot) Master Plan The City of Boroondara invites all residents to Have your say on its draft Gardiners Creek (Kooyongkoot) Master Plan.  Gardiners Creek is over 30 km in length and originates in Blackburn.  It flows through the suburbs of Ashburton, Glen Iris, Hawthorn East and into the Yarra…

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Platypus in KooyongKoot (Gardiners Creek)? Graham Ross and Geoff Williams

By KooyongKoot, Platypus reintroduction

Can we return the Platypus to Gardiners Creek (KooyongKoot)? Gardiners Creek (KooyongKoot) is a significant tributary of the Yarra River that flows through a highly urbanised landscape. Various initiatives have recently been announced to restore environmental values along the creek. These include the formation of the KooyongKoot Alliance, in which…

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Eley Road – Graham Ross

By Wetlands - Whitehorse

Eley Road Retarding Basin…A lost opportunity? Graham Ross. Convenor KooyongKoot Alliance Something doesn’t smell quite right at Eley Road Retarding Basin. Not that members of the public could find out the source, because this patch of green space, is ringed by a 3-metre high chain link fence hung with signs…

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Upcoming Events

By Boroondara, Whitehorse
In this post, we will publish upcoming events that have been mentioned in our latest editions of Eastsider News.  Please forgive if we are a little out of date at times.  Our volunteers will try to keep the information as up to date as possible.  We stress that the events we...
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