The inconspicuous shop window has frosted glass. Number 66 is at the top of the window. That’s it. People enter discretely. No fuss. No chaos. No police presence. Schoolgirls chatter as they walk past with their bags. Patrons enjoy a wine at a street café next door. It...

August 4, 2017

This is a long overdue campaign and a vital one.

But I believe so much of the issue has in its roots dysfunctional consumer culture, classism, inequality and increases in poverty.​

I visit the Richmond precinct when I'm in Melbourne. Which is a few times a year. I see so...

Given the current negative impact street drug injecting is causing on the City of Yarra I thought my experience in Sydney with the Kings Cross Medically Supported Injecting Centre (MSIC) and the positive impact it had, and continues to have on the surrounding environme...

I emailed Yarra's syringe disposal again today to report yet another needle. Something needs to be done.

My family has been finding needles almost daily for months now, often multiples at a time. I walk everywhere with my children and am terrified one of them will get...

Last Sunday afternoon a weak winter sun presented the promise of an outing. I put on my coat and stepped out for a trip to the City.

I noticed a dark figure huddled on the front verandah of one of the low terrace houses just before the church.

Was this a regular?

The ma...

July 1, 2017

We purchased our home at auction in 2014, it was a beautiful sunny day and the street was brimming with bidders, busy bodies and neighbours; it was quite the competition and we won. I was ecstatic, my first home, we paid a little more than we had hoped, but to me, it w...

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