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Melbourne is Australia’s most liveable city and I finally understand why | Anna Spargo-Ryan
Having lived in Victoria’s capital for 20 years, it took six lockdowns for me to fully realise what I love about this place

Anna Spargo-Ryan

28, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Come Rain or Come Shine review – a fine cast shines in Tim Finn’s clunky musical
With moments of great humour and strong performances, this comedy is an entertaining, if occasionally disappointing, way to spend a couple of hours

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

27, Jun, 2022 @3:50 AM

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Seed funding: Melbourne startup raises $9m for mental wellness game based on tending houseplants
Funding for Kinder World mobile app said to be largest venture capital seed investment for game studio founded by women in Australia

Josh Taylor

26, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Rockdogs suffer mega hurts as music industry’s Reclink Community Cup returns to Melbourne
There was big hair, short shorts and no shortage of sore bodies at the popular music industry football fundraiser

Tim McGlone

20, Jun, 2022 @2:17 AM

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‘The prices are so much more’: how apartment dwellers get locked into bad power deals
Embedded networks are common in apartment buildings, but leave tenants without the usual consumer protections

Caitlin Cassidy

18, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘It had to be perfect’: the deafblind artist making meticulously detailed carvings of Melbourne
Joe Monteleone, 60, has been an artist for only five years. His major new linocut for the City of Melbourne took more than 800 hours

Sian Cain

17, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Sydney house prices still 20% above pre-pandemic levels despite rising interest rates
Economists say while property prices could come down by up to 20%, affordability has ‘never been worse’

Cait Kelly

17, Jun, 2022 @2:11 AM

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Left behind: the fight for accessible public transport in Victoria
The snail’s pace of upgrades keeps people with disabilities isolated and in poverty, activists say

Stephanie Convery

12, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Labor says Dutton ‘desperate’ to distract from defence failures – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now) and Cait Kelly and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

10, Jun, 2022 @8:19 AM

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Comedian John Oliver offers to buy Melbourne’s ‘demonic’ banana statue
Artwork by Adam Stone provoked a public backlash, culminating in its attempted decapitation and removal from a Fitzroy street

Calla Wahlquist

07, Jun, 2022 @2:31 AM

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Tower of power: new office building to be fully clad in solar panels in Australian first
The $40m ‘solar skin’ building is expected to supply almost all its own electricity, becoming carbon neutral within years

Royce Kurmelovs

04, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Kunstkamer review – this fiendishly complicated ballet is astonishing
Australian Ballet, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Long lines of dancers jitter like marionettes and the principal artists shine in this bold Dutch work that thrums with a dark energy

Tim Byrne

04, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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