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Fashion for Spring The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2013 Delicious Spring Recipes ACMI ticket giveaway

your guide to the st kilda road precinct


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publisher’s note

publisher Susan Riley susan@melbournemedia.com.au M 0412 045 993

it’s always incredible how the seasons turn in Melbourne. We’re in September and already the sun is shining, bringing with it the promise of new and exciting experiences to enjoy along our boulevard.

editor emily Rolfe emily@melbournemedia.com.au advertising enquiries elaine Sharman elaine@magmedia.com.au M 0411 550 808

There’s so much to see and do during the warmer months. The Spring Racing Carnival will again be serving up a heady mix of fashion and thoroughbreds; the Melbourne Festival with new director Josephine Ridge at the helm certainly has something for everybody, whether its music, cinema, dance and everything in between; and be sure to check out our four page food and dining section, with some delicious spring recipes.

Feature writers Tom elliott, William So, Chelsea arnold, Steve Bills, Costa Rolfe, Chris Koehn photography Kon iatrou ikon images ph: 1300 794 194 www.ikonimages.com.au

Spring is all about change and growth. So dare to dream. Dream your wildest dreams. You Can climb the highest mountain. if somebody tells you that you can’t do something you say, “Yes i can, cause i’m doing it right now.”

Design Smith & Rowe studio@smithandrowe.com.au p 9525 3933

and as a special treat for our 3004 readers, we’re giving away three double passes to an exclusive aCMi screening of ‘Oh Boy’ Wednesday 25 September 7.30pm, a snappy german black comedy about facing adulthood. please refer to Canning Butchers on page 15.

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This magazine has a distribution of 10,000 - connecting residences and businesses in the St Kilda Rd precinct.

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no part of this publication may be recorded, stored in a retrieval system, reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without prior written permission of The publisher. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the information in this publication, the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this publication. The opinions in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of The editor or The publisher. ©Melbourne Media pty Ltd.

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We invite our readers to submit ideas, stories, happenings and other material relevant to the St Kilda Road precinct. email us at: emily@melbournemedia.com.au or retro mail to: pO Box 107, Collins St West, Melbourne 8007

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The new St Kilda Road precinct Happening

Big News for St Kilda Road!

get involved!

Be a part of bringing St Kilda Road alive, by joining our Committee or attending one of our events. Contact Lyndall at stkildaroadprecinct@gmail.com or phone 0422 857 939

as part of the City of Melbourne’s precinct programme, the Melbourne City Council passed the proposed addition to Melbourne’s growing city, the St Kilda Road precinct (3004). The proposal was tabled following many prominent businesses operating within the precinct and residents alike. The Council’s strategic move to introduce the new precinct in St Kilda Road is aimed to raise the profile of our beautiful area, attracting visitors, businesses and residents to our precinct. Chaired by William Deague, the inaugural meeting elected new Office Bearers and outlined the direction and strategies the Council will introduce over

Keeping St Kilda Road safe i think i’m over winter now… bring on the sun and warmth of Spring and Summer. Mind you, about half way through summer, i’ll no doubt be looking forward to winter! Whilst bringing some wild and woolly weather to us, winter also brings additional issues for police. people wear more clothing, such as beanies and scarves, that restrict their hearing and sometimes even their vision. if you couple that with earphones, it all adds up to an increased risk to pedestrians and the drivers that have to avoid them. in addition of course, winter also brings more dangerous conditions for motorists with slippery roads and even slipperier tram tracks. Tram tracks are obviously very dangerous for cyclists and motorcyclists in particular but even for four-wheel motorists, the \ tracks are something to be very careful with. it amazes me the number of cars i see driving on the actual tracks. even when dry they are to be avoided. For police, it means more collisions and increased danger when out dealing with the situation and helping the people involved. Whilst it is a risk we

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accept, if we can reduce the number of collisions, we reduce the risk to our members, the public and other road users. So as you’re driving to or from work always be vigilant about what’s going on around you and remember what my Mum used to say to me when she was teaching me to drive…always work on the theory that nobody else knows how to drive. That way you’ll be prepared for when they do something silly! and, if you’re like me and try to get a bit of exercise by walking to and from work, then please remember to be aware of your surroundings so you don’t accidentally step off the footpath and into oncoming traffic! ‘till next time, Steve a Safety tip for you…

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.

elayne Boosler

the coming months, as well as to plan our exciting next 12 months, including cocktail parties and business breakfasts. “We are quite we are thrilled that the Melbourne City Council have backed this wonderful initiative that will certainly boost the profile of Melbourne’s premier boulevard” said William Deague. “The new precinct will be driven by like-minded professionals and residents who believe that the 3004 precinct should be recognised and celebrated as a prominent community and an inner city destination”. Our new committee includes residents and businesses that supported this initiative: acumen gentlemen’s Outfitters,

asian pacific group, Clifton Consulting, Fuji Xerox, interiors That Fit, Holmesglen institute, Kia Ora Owners Corporation, Mariner Travel, pharmacy 517, plan B Recruitment, Qa Software, Rowland pinder public Relations, Shrine of Remembrance, Spotless group Limited, Stuart pettigrew Designs, The grooming Room, Transfield Services, The Village project, Wesley College and Brian goldsmith. We are excited to be working with the Shrine of Remembrance for our first major breakfast on 21st October in the presence of The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and our Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley.

...by Senior Sergeant Steve Bills


Your Guide to Spring Racing By Costa Rolfe

Saturday’s Memsie Stakes meeting at Caulfield was highly instructive from a spring carnival perspective, with a number of slashing runs put in by some genuinely classy horseflesh. Top of the pile was the giddy performance of comeback mare atlantic Jewel, whose stunningly arrogant dismantling of a field containing no less than eight other group 1 winners emphatically

announced her as the nation’s thoroughbred benchmark. The $3,000,000 Cox plate on October 26th now looks to be at the striking daughter of Fastnet Rock’s mercy – should her notorious susceptibility to injury not conspire to deny racing fans what looms as a truly special spring.

as for the two big Cups, several other Memsie runners showed they were right on track for successful carnival campaigns. Star autumn three year olds Super Cool and it’s

a Dundeel returned as four-yearolds and both found the line with gusto, with the former rounding out a formidable spring hand for atlantic Jewel’s trainer Mark Kavanagh.

Last year’s Melbourne Cup runnerup Fiorente raced without luck before flashing home stylishly, as did his 2012 vanquisher green Moon, who will seek to join Viewed and Dunaden as recent Melbourne Cup winners who have returned to win the Caulfield Cup the following season.

Those stayers who do in fact make it all the way to the Melbourne Cup, however, will have French import puissance de Lune waiting for them. The impossibly talented grey looks the clear top pick of the australian-trained runners at this stage, though Team Williams – whose already rich staying stocks were boosted in January by the acquisition of top-class english stallion Sea Moon – will no doubt be defending their hard-won Cup with vigour.

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national Film and Sound archive (nFSa)

Roam

Royal Botanical gardens

My Brilliant Career

gurrumul

Red Stitch theatre presents the world premier of ROaM from australian playwright adam Cass. Developed through the Red Stitch Writers program responsible for the awardwinning productions Red Sky Morning and Stop. Rewind, ROaM is a chilling production that explores the seductive power of the digital world. Johnny is withdrawing into a life of gaming, social media and pornography as his relationship with Julia flounders. after meeting a young girl from eastern europe in a chat room he quickly loses himself in the possibilities of his artificial life, as well as making some dangerous choices.

Journey into the ancestral lands of the Kulin nation and explore their rich and thriving culture on this award-winning walk at the Royal Botanic gardens. The Kulin nation, was an alliance of five indigenous australian nations in Central Victoria, australia, prior to european settlement, that spoke related languages. Their collective territory extended to around port phillip and Western port, up into the great Dividing Range and the Loddon and goulburn River valleys. experience a traditional smoking ceremony with our indigenous guides and discover traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine. The tour includes a refreshing cup of lemon myrtle tea.

Don Mcalpine has shot over 50 films both here and overseas. among the many accolades he has received, he was bestowed the international achievement award from the american Society of Cinematographers in 2009. He was awarded Cinematographer of the Year by the australian Cinematographers Society and took home one of My Brilliant Career’s six aFi awards for his work on this much-loved film. He was also the cinematographer for Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, set in modern-day Verona Beach, the drama never lets up, thanks to Don Mcalpine’s dynamic camera work.

For one night only, Melbourne Festival will present one of the nation’s most extraordinary artists. gurrumul will take to the stage to rearrange and perform hits from his aRia award-winning, multi-platinum selling albums in a breathtaking orchestral collaboration and biographic concert of classical strength with Melbourne’s most revered musicians. Blind from birth, gurrumul is a member of the gumatj clan of elcho island. He quickly became known for singing about identity, spirit and connection with the land.

Where: Red Stitch Theatre, Chapel Street When: October 11-november 9 Tickets: $20 - $39

Where: Royal Botanic gardens When: Until 1 December, 11am Tues; Wed; Thurs, Fri; Sun Tickets: $25

Where: aCMi, Federation Square When: 5, 12, 19 October Tickets: Full $16, Concession $12.50; www.acmi.net.au

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Where: arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl When: Saturday 12 October Tickets: Seated $80-$70; general $40$30; Student $25


Boris Bucan

Juan Davila

Minsk, 2011: a reply to Kathy acker

Opera and Musical Double Bill

Described as ‘peintures de rue’ (street painting) the art of Croation-born Boris Bucan exhibits a old pictographic style synonymous with the tropes of urban paste-up advertisements – eyecatching, bright and provocative – that brought a conspicuous and stylised aesthetic to the streets of Zagreb from the 1970s through to the 1990s. Bucan’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern art and Smithsonian Copper-Hewitt national Design Museum in new York.

Since 2007 Juan Davila has completed a series of 16 paintings depicting key scenes from the Wagner Opera cycle, The Ring of the nibelunger. His approach is not one of illustration but of conveying key emotional themes. He explores fundamental myths and interpretations of truths. a Man Renounces Love, 2010, (on display in Smorgon plaza) from the opera, Das Rheingold, explores alberich who steals the Rheinmaidens’ gold and renounces love.

Minks, 2011 is an urgent broadside on life in Belarus’ capital: a place where sexuality is twisted by oppression, and underground raves and gay pride parades pulse beneath the city’s surface. an impassioned high-energy collage of personal testimony, raw physicality and stirring theatrical provocation, Minsk, 2011 is undaunted protest turned heartwrenching confessional – a lyrical reminder of the revolutionary power of both art and love.

Head to the State Library of Victoria for a free musical and opera double feature. enjoy a screening of ‘The Yeomen of the guard: an Operetta in Two acts’ by gilbert and Sullivan, featuring Celeste Holm, alfred Drake, Barbara Cook and Bill Hayes in a much-acclaimed 1957 television production ; and ‘The Desert Song’ featuring nelson eddy and recorded for a 1955 TV broadcast – with music by Sigmund Romberg, and lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein ii and Frank Mandel.

Where: JCp gallery, 51-57 Cubitt Street, Cremorne When: Until September 30 Tickets: Free

Where: Smorgan plaza, arts Centre When: 16 november-13 December Tickets: Free

Where: Fairfax Studio, arts Centre When: October 24-27 Tickets: $59

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Juan Davila a Man Renounces Love, 2010, Oil on canvas, 200 x 280 cm © Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary art

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Great British Film at ACMI

announcing the film programmer as part of great British arts 13, the australian Centre for the Moving image (aCMi) unveils 21 films that will screen over four months from august and november. Opening with Julien Temple’s 2012 film London: The Modern Babylon, the season will include films from alfred Hitchcock to the Yellow Submarine, and include a retrospective of films based on the books of Roald Dahl.

Highlights from the programmer include:

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London: The Modern Babylon

Hitchcock

McCullin

Yellow Submarine

With footage of edwardian suffragettes or Margaret Thatcher juxtaposed against a soundtrack of punk music, the heart of London comes to life, acknowledging the struggles, triumphs, the good and the bad along the way. Temple says it’s “more time travel than history lesson, i wanted to portray London in full character without judgment, showing its brutality alongside its glory. Rebellion and riots are part of the Dna of London – but so is redemption and reunion.”

Screening during September are two restored Hitchcock classics. Dial M for Murder has been digitally restored in 3D from the original 3D film, and as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the British Film institute (BFi) restored print of The Ring. a love triangle within the world of boxing comes replete with a new contemporary score by renowned jazz and hip-hop musician Soweto Kinch.

empire Magazine called the BaFTa nominated documentary McCullin “unflinching, harrowing and gripping”; a look at the career of British photographer Don McCullin. arguably best known for his tenure with the Sunday Times Magazine, his career in photo-journalism spanned conflict zones, beachside eccentrics, and London’s east end homelessness, as well as producing images of Maryon park for Michelangelo antonioni’s Blow Up. He confesses “my darkroom is a haunted place.”

Screening on 1 november is a new digital restoration of george Dunning’s creation based on the music of the Beatles. produced by over 200 animators, it was a critical and commercial success on release, telling the tale of the defeat of the music hating Blue Meanies by John, paul, george and Ringo. although not voiced by the pop group, they do appear in the films closing scene.

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Tuxedo Junction is an annual charity ball that raises awareness of cancer in our community, and raises vital funds for Cancer Council Victoria. it is a gala night with a perfect blend of entertainment and stories of inspiration and success.

the breakthroughs: this is a rare opportunity to understand where the next generation of research is heading. it is more than just a guided tour, giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and view the research as it happens.

Many people contribute to charity events and fundraising activities once a year. Once the moment passes, it is a matter of waiting until next year to hear the latest research and individual stories of success. Tuxedo 1000 Club 2013 is an opportunity for you to be regularly updated on such work, including research breakthroughs, and gain an insight into how valuable funds are utilised.

as a Tuxedo 1000 Club 2013 member you will also receive special invitations to attend other, similar events that support Cancer Council Victoria; broadening your reach and involvement in raising awareness for vital cancer research.

Tuxedo 1000 Club 2013 is an opportunity to take your interest in cancer research to the next level. Members are given a rare opportunity to tour and inspect research facilities and hear first-hand from the people behind

For more information about everything ‘Tuxedo’ visit tuxedojunction.net.au/1000-club

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if you are interested in having a front-row seat to the world of cancer research, then this is the ideal opportunity.

Dr Mark Shackleton MMBS PhD FRACP at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre April 2013

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The 2013 Melbourne Festival Melbourne Festival Creative Director, Josephine Ridge’s first Festival program issues a warm invitation to all Melburnians and visitors to experience 105 events and activities, including contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film, forums, conversations and encounters, with over a third of the events free of charge.

With 19 world premieres and 13 Australian premieres, the Festival runs for 17 days from 11 October 2013, and offers a change to make new discoveries, reconnect with much admired favourites and encounter collaborations and special Festival commissions. Occupying over 45 venues, including some of the city’s most iconic buildings and sites, the Festival also embraces new venues and unexpected sites, including RMIT Design Hub, Yarra Trams, Peppercorn Gardens, and the Chinese Museum. Josephine Ridge said: ‘Melbourne Festival at its hearts is a celebration of this city. With this Festival program,

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we wanted to really explore the city and see it through different eyes to appreciate the depth of its creative history and how this is woven into the fabric of the urban landscape.’ Commencing Friday 11 October with Tanderrum, a Welcome to Country directed by Rachel Maza from Ilbijerri Theatre, plus a free concert featuring Archie Roach, and continuing for 17 days, program highlights include Gurrumul accompanied by an orchestra at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, a dedicated Kids Weekend for children and families using spaces in and around Fed Square, featuring Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre with Trailblazer and The Listies with Earworms.

In the film program, the Festival presents a John Landis Retrospective, with Landis himself in attendance to introduce many of the screenings. Spanning such cinematic touchstones as The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, Landis’ entertaining films defined the feel of an era. The Crowd is an astounding concert by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, led by Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti, and featuring breath-taking footage by cinematographer Jon Frank. Musical prodigy Ben Walsh presents an exhilarating musical and cinematic celebration of a silent-era goddess –

the Australian-born star of Indian cinema known as Fearless Nadia.

In the contemporary music program, legendary song man Archie Roach performs a very special show Into the Bloodstream; New Jersey’s untouchable three piece, Yo La Tengo perform an exclusive Australian show in the acoustic rapture of Hamer Hall; and blind Malian husbandand-wife due Amadou & Mariam perform Eclipse at Melbourne Recital Centre, staged entirely in the dark. After a hugely successful debut in 2012, the Foxtel Festival Hub returns to the banks of the Yarra as a new, custom-designed bar, club and hub – a performance space and festive destination. The Hub music program features The Polyphonic Spree, part euphoric church choir, part Day-Glo rock supergroup, over three nights.

2013 Melbourne Festival runs from 11-27 October. Tickets on sale now.


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Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar

a new foodie favourite

Set within the modern façade of Balencea Towers, Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar welcomes diners into its light-filled dining room with warm, inviting wood and leather throughout. “We are trying to create an environment that evokes an intimate dining experience. But whether you come in for a coffee or a lavish corporate dinner, every customer receives the same attentive service and attention to detail.

By Chelsea Arnold

What if i told you there was a new eatery in town that was almost guaranteed to become your new local coffee shop, weekend brunch spot, first choice for special occasion dinners and local after work drinks haunt? not many restaurants are equally as impressive for coffee and breakfast as they are for intimate dining and corporate functions. But new-to-towners Michael and Christian Collen who opened

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“We have run hotels and restaurants in the UK for the past 12 years. Here we have access to amazing organic and free-range produce, so we are coupling that with great customer service, it’s a winning combination.”

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Hunter’s Kitchen and Bar on St Kilda Road just a couple of months ago can boast just that. The duo seems to have struck a winning formula with their latest venture, Hunter’s. The British restaurateurs and their hand-picked team of 10 pride themselves on their personalised service and attention to detail. “There is a great feel on St Kilda Road during the day and at night, but i felt there was an opportunity for something a little more,” Michael said.

We want it to be warm, inviting and we encourage people to get involved in their own experience.” Many locals have already discovered Hunter’s and it’s quickly becoming a favourite with coffee enthusiasts. The lime green La Mazorca coffee machine sits proudly in the entrance serving Campos coffee. “Coffee is one of our specialties,” Michael said. But if it’s more than a coffee you’re craving, there are a few standouts on the extensive menu which have become must-haves with those

who have already discovered this soon-to-be foodie’s favourite. “Our braised lamb cavelo nero, parsnip puree, spiced rock candy and fig jus receives a lot of praise. also the ‘Dude deluxe’, a Brioched wagu burger with bacon pickles, beetroot relish, gruyere cheese and shoestring fries has quickly become a lunchtime favourite. “We use amazing local produce and let the food do the talking rather than try to create complicated dishes,” Michael said. Head chef Trevor Howard offers daily specials capitalising on the freshest produce available on the day. The drinks list boasts a considered selection of local and regional wines, and australian and european boutique beers, perfect to enjoy in the relaxed outdoor courtyard in the coming summer months. Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar at 454 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, is open from 7am to 11pm Monday to Saturday.

Drop in for a coffee or a drink or phone 9867 4466 or book online at www.hunterskitchen.com.au


great cooking is about being inspired by the simple things around you - fresh food markets, herbs and spices. The promise of spring is unveiled in fat fruit buds and fragrant blossom emerging from the cocoon of winter; we savour the first delicate tastes of the new season in food that is light, fresh and revitalising. ‘Toss and serve’ is a simple mantra for spring dining.

The season’s meals are a riff on whatever fresh food is at hand, and a good dressing brings this lovely salad together...

For more recipes or any culinary enquiries you can contact me by visiting my website:

www.mypersonalcook.com.au

Watercress, feta and watermelon salad 2tbsp sunflower seeds

500gms rindless watermelon cut into cubes

180gms Dodoni fetta cut into small cubes (or crumbled) 2-1/2 cups picked watercress sprigs

2 tbsp cold pressed virgin olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp Chopped oregano (can substitute for 1 tsp greek dried oregano)

1 Heat a small frypan over high heat. add the sunflower seeds and, shaking the pan continuously, dry fry for 2 mins or until seeds are toasted and golden.

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Cook’s Corner By Chris Koehn 2 place the watermelon, feta and watercress in a large serving dish and toss gently. 3 Combine oil, lemon juice, and oregano in a small jug and whisk, season to taste with freshly ground pepper. 4 pour dressing over the salad and toss well the scatter over the sunflower seeds and serve.

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i was born and raised in the Bayside suburbs of Melbourne, and spent my early childhood growing up in the Mordialloc area, before moving to Hampton, then South Melbourne.

By Sam Canning

after completing my butchers’ apprenticeship (2002) at a Hampton butcher shop, and a short period of time butchering for both leading supermarkets, i chose to pursue professional ambitions abroad.

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Some people think it’s strange - a butcher who cares about animal welfare - but I don’t get that. It’s the way it should be.

love animals, so it was an easy decision to only sell free range. Some people think it’s strange – a butcher who cares about animal welfare – but i don’t get that. it’s the way it should be. i’m in a very privileged position, where my choices can make a big difference. and i want to make a difference. i believe that sustainably farmed meat is the only way forward, and that we

should all be eating the finest quality, ethically farmed meat. Meat should be savoured and appreciated. i think one of the best things about small and local business is that you can actually have a one-on-one relationship with the person who owns the business. This is my only butcher shop. it was built from the ground up,

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Do you know your butcher?

fuelled by my love and compassion for good food and animal welfare - not to mention the ambition to own my own business, and be in control of my own destiny.

Whilst living in London, i worked for The ginger pig – a business that farmed their own pigs, cows and lambs in Yorkshire and sold them through their London shop and Borough Market stall. in 2009 i returned to Melbourne and landed a management role with the polkinghornes group, in albert park – another paddock-to plate-style boutique butcher. it was during the time spent with polkinghornes that i decided to channel all of my experience, and after six months of business planning, my first day of trading at CanningS was 18th July, 2010.

Master Stock with Caramelised Pork Belly 1 litre The Stock Merchant Free Range Master Stock

1 kg free range pork belly 300g brown sugar

10ml fish sauce

10ml lime juice

20g red shallots, finely sliced

30ml rice wine vinegar

1 in a large saucepan or stockpot, heat Master Stock and bring to the boil.

2 add pork belly and gently simmer for one hour. Remove and set aside to cool.

3 Soak shallots in brown vinegar.

in a deep-sided frying pan, heat brown sugar over medium heat and stir until caramelised.

4 add one cup Master Stock, fish sauce and lime juice. Return to heat until liquid is reduced and thickened.

20g handful fresh coriander leaves

10g long red chilli, deseeded and sliced

10g black sesame seeds

5 Cut cooked pork belly into slices and add to reduced Master Stock mixture.

6 Mix together the coriander leaves, shallots and chilli.

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Richard Wagner Portrait

Ring Cycle tenor Stuart Skelton Photo by Lisa Tomasetti 16

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Deborah Humble, Daniel Sumegi, Stuart Skelton, Miriam Gordon-Stewart & John Wegner at rehearsals Photo by Je Busby


SpeCiaL FeaTURe

The Melbourne Ring Festival Opera Australia and the City of Melbourne will present a festival of Ring-inspired arts events as part of the Melbourne Ring Cycle in November. The Melbourne Ring Festival will run from 16 November and will showcase an array of artistic endeavours inspired by Richard Wagner’s epic masterpiece.

The Melbourne Ring Festival will allow audiences to explore the Ring Cycle in greater depth through symposiums, talks, concerts and other activities. From film screenings, to cabaret and special pop up operas, the Ring Cycle Festival will offer Melburnians the chance to experience Wagner in a unique way. City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said, “The City of Melbourne is delighted to support Opera australia to bring The Ring Festival to Melburnians and the thousands of people visiting our city.” Lyndon Terracini, artistic Director of Opera australia, said “Wagner’s Ring Cycle is a life-changing work of art for many people, both music lovers and artists alike. Some people might well ask why this is. Well, we are going to try to answer this question through the Melbourne Ring Festival! Through talks we’ll explore some of the hardhitting ideas that have politicised and polarised audiences. Through concerts we’ll showcase some of the music inspired by Wagner’s Ring. and through film, cabaret, comedy and other smaller-scale projects, we’ll have some fun with it. The Ring Cycle has been performed and admired for 200 years. Come and experience the Melbourne Ring Festival and you’ll understand the significance, the beauty and the relevance, of Wagner’s epic undertaking.”

Chair of the City of Melbourne arts portfolio Councillor Rohan Leppert said, “The Ring Festival will offer a great program of comedy, cabaret and music. The free and ticketed events will allow everyone the chance to experience a taste of The Ring Cycle. This is yet another event that celebrates our fantastic music city.” The Ring Cycle Festival complements The Melbourne Ring Cycle, which runs 18 november – 13 December, 2013. Supported by the Victorian State government and patron Maureen Wheeler, Opera australia will stage the full four-opera cycle - its largest project ever. This forms part of the international celebrations of the Ring Cycle, which commemorate the anniversary of its composer, Richard Wagner.

Minister for Tourism and Major events Louise asher said the Victorian government was pleased to be partnering with Opera australia and patron Maureen Wheeler to bring this epic opera and major international event to Victoria. “We are delighted that the City of Melbourne has joined the project to support the Ring Festival, which will ensure that Victorians and visitors alike can experience a taste of Wagner’s Ring Cycle this november in Melbourne. The Ring Cycle is expected to generate more than $12 million in economic benefits for Victoria and supports Melbourne’s international brand as a sophisticated and cosmopolitan cultural centre.” Combined, The Ring Festival and the Melbourne Ring Cycle will bring the city to life through great adventures in music and ideas.

The festival program will include (amongst many others): • Opening Concert in Federation Square featuring musicians from around Victoria • Free Concert – ‘Mazda Opera in the Bowl’ • a film program

• a central hub for post performance conversations with cabaret, and bar • The Opera australia Chorus in Concert • Talks, debates and backstage tours

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New bike lane to

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3004 News’ Environment column a massive backlog in rail and road projects which could turn some outer suburbs into isolated ghettos. What can we do? We can take the opportunity to discuss public transport needs with our friends and workmates and get rid of the idea that roads are free and public transport a loss. We have bus shelters without buses. We can look for opportunities to support public transport. We were fortunate to live in London and new York and for 9 years didn’t need a car. Before we left Melbourne we had 2 and decided on return to experiment with one – a prius. Only twice in the last year have we needed a second car, and simply opted for a short-term hire. it seems each day i open the newspaper to read a feature story about transport – road and rail links, fast trains, the car industry, carbon emissions and so on. are we planning for the future?

Scattered throughout the city are parking bays for Flexicar (www.Flexicar.com au) or a greenshare car (www.greensharecar.com.au). There is a small joining fee and a monthly bill for use.

as inner-city Melbourne residents we are the fortunate inheritors of an older but far-sighted train and tram system – with our tram system being one of the world’s largest. From our apartment we walk out to St Kilda Rd and have a tram every few minutes. We might occasionally complain when a peak hour tram or two goes past without stopping or is filled to the brim after school.

if you’re feeling fitter you can rent a bike from Melbourne’s bike share scheme for single or multiple trips (www.melbournebikeshare.com.au) – helmets are now available.

However we are the fortunate transport rich complainers unlike our outer suburban colleagues who often lack trains or buses and face a long and congested car journey or immobility. Only about a tenth of Melbourne’s commuters use public transport. a recent report suggested

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Residents can use the existing system as we did last week to get to the Junction Oval for the Fitzroy Football Club’s return or a few weeks ago to get to Caulfield. Tram Tracker is a great travel assistant. You can walk in one of the world’s most pedestrian friendly cities and get fit at the same time. We are lucky but need to spread our good fortune to all Melbournians.

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improve cyclist safety By Chelsea Arnold

each weekday cycling enthusiasts make 81,500 trips to, from and within the City of Melbourne. St Kilda Road, one of Melbourne’s busiest thoroughfares, will soon be safer for cyclists and motorists with the construction of a 300-metre dedicated bicycle lane southbound from alexandra gardens through to the Floral Clock at Linlithgow avenue. One of the service lanes will be used to upgrade the existing 1.4 metre-wide bike lane to a 2.2 metre kerbside lane. There will be a 1-metre divide between cyclists and motorists, keeping cyclists safe from opening car doors. Work has already begun on the $330,000 project, part of the City of Melbourne’s Bicycle plan 2012-16, which will be completed in time for cyclists to take advantage of the warmer weather and better riding conditions. City of Melbourne’s Councillor Cathy Oke said St Kilda Road was one of Melbourne’s busiest routes, particularly as commuters made their way home, with 340 cyclists and almost 1000 vehicles travelling southbound in the afternoon peak. The route is used by about 270 cyclists and more than 850 vehicles during the morning peak. “anyone who has travelled along this stretch of road will know how hectic it can be. Cars and cyclists in particular travel incredibly close to each other,” Cr Oke said.

“By making our cycling network safer, we are not only protecting our cyclists but also giving new and possibly hesitant cyclists the confidence they need to ride through the city. Just over 13 per cent of vehicles entering the city in the morning peak are bicycles, and this figure will only continue to grow.” Under the bicycle plan, the council will work with VicRoads to design, build and upgrade routes on or adjacent to arterial roads. “Where road space permits, we are designing our bike lanes to separate cyclists from motorists in order to minimise the chances of this type of accident occurring,” Cr Oke said. Other key projects outlined in the bike plan include:

• a number of high priority on-road cycling routes, such as La Trobe Street, princes Bridge on Swanston Street, St Kilda Road, elizabeth, exhibition and Clarendon streets. • Other off-road routes that improve transitions from off-road to on-road paths and link precincts, such as the Yarra Trail through alexandra gardens and Queen Victoria gardens to St Kilda Road, Lorimer Street to Docklands and routes around Royal park.

• More bicycle parking and improved end-of-trip facilities. it is hoped that the improved cycling network will make cycling safer and increase participation in cycling.


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Aman Resorts Sri Lanka

Located in the indian Ocean, the island of Sri Lanka is lucky enough to boast not one but two stunning aman Resorts: amangalla, located within the historic UneSCO World Heritage Site of galle and amanwella, located on a beautiful crescent shaped beach within a tranquil coconut grove in the small southwest coastal town of Tangalle. ascending the steps to the tiled verandah and through to the Zaal of the early Dutch period

amangalla, visitors are transported to another era through the building which has been lovingly restored and returned to its former glory. The hotel surrounds guests in its rich history; bedrooms, chambers and suites offer fine antiques, polished wooden floors and original china and silverware.

Modern facilities include a spa with ayurveda treatments and specialty massages. amangalla’s sister property of amanwella is an architectural delight from renowned architect, geoffrey Bawa. The property is sleek and modern but offers a surprisingly warm atmosphere.

amangalla is the ultimate stylish stay within the old galle Fort ramparts offering luxurious rooms with every convenience.

entering the resort from the main galle Road via a long gravel driveway, amanwella opens as a vista of red gravel. an open

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entrance pavilion with a terracotta roof looms in the background. The beachside resort is contemporary and sleek and offers guests modern facilities with 30 suites featuring their own plunge pool and terrace. a serene and private resort, amanwella offers guests a peaceful retreat to relax and unwind.

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precinct round-up Wild Women on Top

Melbourne woman Sui Chan has decided to take on the Wild Women on Top Sydney Coastrek 50-100km Team Challenge for the third time in 2014, to raise much needed funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation.

in 2011, Sui completed Coastrek for the first time. With her 40th birthday approaching, Sui wanted to make a contribution – she was born in a third world country and understood the importance of sight to people living in poverty. Sydney Coastrek has raised over $4 million for the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Registrations for Sydney Coastrek opened on September 2nd, visit www.coastrek.com.au.

Holmesglen

Situated on St Kilda Road, Holmesglen’s city campus offers students a stimulating work environment with flexible course delivery.

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australia based hotel management group, StayWell Hospitality group (which includes St Kilda Road’s park Regis) today announced its foray into india with the launch of the Leisure inn grand Chanakya Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Italian Cultural Institute Located at 233 Domain Road, South Yarra, The italian Cultural institute is the cultural office of the Consulate general of italy, 509 St Kilda Road. The role of the institute, and its 90 counterparts throughout the world, is to promote the italian language and culture through the provision of italian language courses and cultural events. Consequently, the institute offers a rich programme of cultural events which are open to the public. Visit www. iicmelbourne.esteri.it for more information.

taking monthly enrolments from now until January 2014.

For those wanting to start their own business, Holmesglen offers a Certificate iV in Small Business Management, starting September. Students of this course get the added bonus of access to a $20,000.00 loan with every Holmesglen approved business plan. applications are also open for courses starting in the

new Year including the Bachelor of Fashion, Certificate iV in applied Fashion & Technology, Bachelor of early Childhood education, Diploma of Children’s Services and Certificate iii in Children’s Services.

Find out more at www.holmesglencity.edu.au

Holmesglen, 332 St Kilda RD, Southbank

The group which emphasises on location, value for money offerings and personalised services could not have had a better start to their india operations, with this brand new contemporary hotel located on M.i. Road Jaipur in the hub of the city, an ideal focal point for both the business and leisure traveller.

Leisure inn grand Chanakya offers extensive facilities for guests with well-appointed rooms and international standard services. The opening of the hotel will see the re-launch of the iconic Rajasthani specialty restaurant – grand Chanakya. Café Viva will provide all day dining options whilst the rooftop ‘arya Bar & grill ‘will provide an open air ambience with a wide selection of food and beverage offerings and live sporting action on giant TV screens.


now in its fifth year, tickets for the highly anticipated Shrine of Remembrance annual Dinner 2013 are now on sale. This year, the dinner will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War (1950-53) where australia suffered more than 1,500 casualties, including 340 who lost their lives.

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Shrine of Remembrance annual dinner Join MC Richard Stubbs with special guest speakers peter Cundall aM and Michael Veitch. Music will be provided by the Royal australian navy Band, Melbourne, and guests will have the opportunity to win prizes, including a trip for two to gallipoli courtesy of Belmore Travel.

SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE ANNUAL DINNER Wednesday 13 November 2013, 6.30pm Melbourne Town Hall Tickets $200 ($180 Friends of the Shrine), $2,000 for tables of 10 All proceeds support the Shrine’s Education Program. For more information and to book visit www.shrine.org.au/dinner or call 03 9661 8100.

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Ask Dr John

Q: Hi Dr John! This question is for my dad. He’s been a coffee drinker for years, and his teeth are getting quite yellow now. I know he’s been thinking about getting his teeth whitened. What does he need to know before doing that? A: Coffee can certainly dull your smile over the years. The first thing to know about teeth whitening is to ensure you are getting it done by qualified dentists using high quality products. I advise a dental examination and clean prior to whitening. If you haven’t had a dental clean for a while, the whitening gel application is actually getting wasted on the accumulated plaque instead of the tooth enamel, which may compromise the final result. Whether there are any dental fluorosis or fillings in the smile area can also change teeth whitening results,

and a dental exam can predict some of these issues for you. You would then need to choose between take-home whitening and in-chair whitening. In a nutshell, the at-home procedure is done by applying the whitening gel in custom made aligners, and this gradually whitens teeth over time, depending on usage. In-chair whitening takes about an hour and is done by applying the whitening gel and light directly to teeth. Both these methods have their advantages, and this is best discussed with the dentist and the patient together. If you have a dental question for Dr John, please email info@freedomdental.com.au with Ask Dr John in the subject line.

The Dinosaur By William So

One of the world’s famous short stories has only one sentence. It is written by Augusto Monterroso, titled ‘The Dinosaur’, and it goes like this: ‘When he awoke, the dinosaur was still there.’ Unfortunately, for a lot of mental health suffers, this is too close to the truth. Too little sleep or too much sleep is often the first sign of trouble, and, of course, when they wake up, their mental dinosaurs are still there to haunt them. What do you do to drive the dinosaur away then?

and certainly your pharmacist who you see once a month when he dispenses your script. Third, fight it. Make lifestyle changes such as cease smoking or alcohol use, regular exercise, and healthy diet. Take your medicines everyday and don’t stop them abruptly. Ultimately, you are the only one who can drive the dinosaur away. ‘Is this for your 3004 column? Dear, may I have a look?’ ‘Yes, you certainly may. In fact, I think that sentence is literally true for me every morning.’ From the study, the dinosaur roars.

First, face it. Educate yourself about the condition and its management. Empower yourself. Second, share it. ‘A problem shared is a problem halved,’ said Mr Gruber to Paddington Bear. Talk to your family and friends, your GP, your psychologist, your psychiatrist

Health Spring Clean Spring is here, and with it the promise of sunshine and new beginnings. This season is traditionally a time when we feel inspired to spruce up the home, weed the garden, rescue our wardrobes from the drab dark of winter with a splash of colour. It’s also an ideal time to spring clean ourselves and get a health check. It’s important to remember that we’re never too young to have a medical checkup, and shouldn’t wait until a health issue emerges before a visit to the doctor. Health checks play an important role in disease prevention and detection. Make an appointment with your doctor and consider the following your next visit:

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• Blood Test: For Cholesterol count, hormones reading, diabetes type 2, kidney and liver function, and detects many problems before symptoms appear. • Blood Pressure

• Skin check for changes (unusual color and shape changes)

• Bone Density Scan for osteoporosis (peri-menopause and menopause) • Eyes checked (over 40 for glaucoma)

• Bowel Cancer check (over 50, every two years) • Reassess any medications you are taking, including non-prescriptive drugs

• Weight, diet, exercise and lifestyle (eg smoking, alcohol)


By Chelsea Arnold

it could be your mother, sister, wife, daughter, neighbour or colleague, but statistics show that one in three women aged over 15 will experience physical violence in their lifetime.

White Ribbon Day White Ribbon Day is on November 25. Wear a white ribbon to show you support the elimination of violence against women in our community.

To address this alarming evidence, a draft of the City of Melbourne’s We need to Talk: preventing Violence against Women strategy has been released for public comment before it is endorsed by council later this year. The three-year plan includes 45 measures aimed at tackling violence in three settings: in the workplace, in the home and in the community. eliminating violence against women is an issue close to the heart of 3004 news publisher, Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley.

“This is important to me, not only because i’m a woman – but also because one of my dearest friends – a woman in her 60s – recently endured terrible violence at home.” Cr Riley said. “in the space of a few short minutes, her life changed forever. Her body was beaten and bruised. Her self-esteem was shattered. it has been awful – and heartbreaking for her family and friends. “That’s why i’m proud that the City of Melbourne is a White Ribbon City – and even prouder that we are the first australian capital city to develop a preventing violence against women strategy.” Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the City of Melbourne committed to the fight to end violence when it signed on as a White Ribbon City

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Stepping up the fight to end violence against women

last year. “now it’s time to get on with the business of providing policy, services and plans to prevent violence against women,” Cr Doyle said. “We need to Talk outlines how Council will promote equal and respectful relationships between men and women, raise awareness, advocate for victims too afraid to speak up themselves and use urban and environmental design to make the city safer.” The council will seek to identify and create safe places for women in the city that are available during the day, late at night, on weekends and during major events. “everyone has the right to feel safe regardless of where they are or what time of day it is,” Cr Doyle said.

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Spring Cleaning At one time, a proper spring clean involved scrubbing and polishing every nook and cranny of the home. Families could spend an entire week shifting furniture to deal with the dust beneath, emptying cupboards and drawers, cleaning and replacing everything to produce a spring-fresh feel. Today’s spring cleans are not performed with as much gusto as in days gone, but there are still a few seasonal tasks that can be performed for the benefit of the home.

Clothing As warmer weather arrives, it’s a good time to clear some space in the wardrobe by packing away jumpers, heavy coats and cold weather gear. Storing winter clothing in a clean, cool, dark and dry place will keep them in good shape for next year.

Appliances These are some of the most neglected things in the home. Spring is a perfect time to properly inspect major appliances for wear and tear. Check that the coils on the refrigerator are clean; remove

Clutter Spring time is time to get rid of clutter. Use the four container method to help you work out what needs to be kept, sold, given away, or thrown out.

the lovely weather to remove items from the garage and get rid of them. Bribe family members if necessary.

Bedding Even with mattress covers, mattresses still need to be inspected, cleaned and flipped. Spot clean where necessary, repair, or if need be, take the plunge and replace the lot!

Garage It’s dark in there, and the idea of cleaning the garage can be daunting. Try different ways of storing tools and equipment. Take advantage of

St Kilda Road Medical Centre

St Kilda Rd Sports & Physiotherapy Centre

Services available:

St Kilda Rd Sports and Physiotherapy Centre hosts a team of experienced physiotherapists, massage therapists and dietitian. Their vast knowledge and experience provides a solid foundation for the effective care of a broad spectrum of clientele, from recreationally active individuals to elite level athletes in all sports including gymnastics, tennis and triathlon. Though our therapists are capable of assessing and treating a wide range of injuries, they also have particular specialist expertise in the treatment of spinal, shoulder and hip injuries. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. Please call us to make an appointment or enquiry.

• General Practice • Men’s and Women’s Health • Family medicine • Accredited Travel Vaccination Centre • Acupuncture

• Nutritional medicine • Preventative Medicine • Dietitians • Physiotherapy – Sports and Rehabilitation • Remedial Massage

We offer: • High quality medical care • Female and Male practitioners

• Established for over 15 years • Dorevitch Collection centre on site

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lint from the dryer; scrub off the accumulated gunk from the oven and fridge; clean the dishwasher; and inspect heating and cooling units.

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Effective

Property News Communication By Dr Gary Wohlman, Communication Skills Coach like to embrace silence for roughly ten seconds. Silence... Sometimes making contact is even more engaging in the silence than in speaking, having to put on a show. Many of us are completely untrained in this. Feel the moving stillness underneath the silence. Feel what you are moved to think, say and do - then pause just before speaking - and feel how much more

SILENCE SPEAKS

Next time you are at work, when you are alone with yourself for a moment, feel what it is

fully present and engaging you are when you speak from this deep inner well in your innermost core. Reaching yourself first, and you will say even more.

Simonds Homes is set to move to Podco’s 570 St Kilda Road in a deal which represents the largest lease for the precinct to date in 2013 and a landmark lease for the building.

Negotiated by Ben McKendry, Colliers International Director of Office Leasing, the six-year lease will see Simonds Homes consolidate from two offices on Albert Road into 3,117sq m on Levels 1, 3 and 4 at 570 St Kilda Road. Mr McKendry negotiated the deal directly with Simonds Homes on behalf of Podco, who purchased the building in a Colliers Internationalbrokered deal late last year. “Simonds Homes has taken exclusive naming and signage rights over the building, which has undergone significant

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refurbishment since being purchased by Podco,” Mr McKendry said. “Commons areas have been upgraded and a ground floor café has been established to further bolster the already excellent amenity in the central precinct of the St Kilda Road office market. “570 St Kilda Road is now 100 per cent leased, within eight months of settlement by Podco and shows that proactive owners on St Kilda Road can release their buildings quickly if they refurbish their tenancies and common areas to a standard that meets the needs of today’s tenant.” Podco, an established local syndicator, purchased the 10-level boutique office building late last year for $23.8million.

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Crime & (Reformed) Punishment The string of appalling crimes recently committed by repeat offenders released early on parole has many of us wondering “Just how does the parole Board make such decisions?” in my view, far too many members of both the Board and the judiciary at large possess an overly optimistic assessment of human nature. as a result, too many lenient sentences are handed out, and an overly large proportion of these end early as well. Here’s what must happen to keep violent offenders locked up:

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First, as a society we need to reassess the purpose of punishment. Historically, incarceration has three main purposes: (a) to exact retribution via the deprivation of liberty from those who have broken the law; (b) to protect law-abiding citizens by keeping known offenders behind bars; and (c) to rehabilitate prisoners in the hope they’ll learn the error of their ways. Unfortunately, Victoria’s parole Board has over the past decade attached far too much weight to rehabilitation, and not enough to retribution and, most importantly, protection of society. Rehabilitation of prisoners is a noble aim, but for serious offenders (eg those convicted of rape, arson or murder) it is probably a vain hope at best. although these is an old saying which suggests “There is some good

in everyone”, those who spend time with violent criminals know that the bad in them is both irredeemable and greatly outweighs any good. Despite this more bleak assessment of human nature, figures i have seen suggest that 80-90% of prisoners in all categories are still granted some form of parole. Whether such sentence reductions are designed to reduce overcrowding prisons i do not know. But what this generous application of parole suggests is that it is seen as a right rather than a privilege amongst the criminal fraternity. in order to keep repeat offenders off our streets, we need to make parole a genuine privilege rather than a right. as a result, the olive branch of early release from prison should only be granted to, say, the

By Tom Elliott

best behaved 20-30% of offenders who can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re changed people. Just as we don’t give medals to every participant in the Olympics, nor do we grant all school students an ‘a’ for their exam results, we should therefore keep the majority of serious offenders in prison for the full term of their sentences. and once they’re out? as a society we also shouldn’t be afraid of closely monitoring such people’s behaviour via conventional and electronic means, eg via the use of tracking bracelets. protection of society should be the highest goal for our judicial system. This might sound rather obvious, but in Victoria over recent years i think it’s a truism that has been sadly forgotten.


One of the nation’s leading web-based project collaboration organisations, QA Software, has made the move to St Kilda Road.

in the lead-up to the company’s 20th year of operation, and off the back of winning one of the largest projects since its inception some 19 years ago, Melbourne-based Qa Software is positioning itself as australia’s foremost authority in this emerging area for projects large and small. “in many ways, Qa Software is a wonderful story and the City of Melbourne is proud to have been associated with you, a long time ago now, when you were starting to grow your business,” said the lord mayor.

at the recent opening of the new office, Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle acknowledged the success of the

company and encouraged other technology-based businesses to make their mark in the City of Melbourne.

Diprose, abigroup’s angelo Matucci and Marek Stalmach nexus energy.

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The Lord Mayor launches new premises for knowledge management leader “We are pleased with the growth spurt both here and overseas and are planning for the future in that we have quality space, close to the CBD and transport to accommodate the needs of an increased workforce in all areas of the business,” said Russell.

“This office on St Kilda Road is a real Mecca for companies of your size and your kind, working in the knowledge economy and, you are right opposite my favourite building in all of Melbourne – the Shrine.”

a leading provider of information management solutions for the engineering and construction industry, Qa Software owns a suite of proprietary products that help clients deliver projects faster and within budget: tracking, managing and storing documents, images, correspondence and drawings, and keeping track of every version of documents created by several users.

CeO Russell Mortimer acknowledged the work of the team and thanked guests including Deputy Lord Mayor, Susan Riley and Councillor Kevin Louey for their attendance as well as aig’s Tim piper, peddle Thorp’s Brett

With a lease of 777 sq metres at 332 St Kilda Road through managing agents, Mp Burke Commercial Real estate, Qa Software’s new home garners views of the Shrine of Remembrance and Domain park.

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can you do these days for just 10 cents?

What are thin, usually rectangular, cost you next to nothing, kept in your wallet or purse, and which you can’t wait to be rid of as soon as possible? You guessed it ... business cards! Since the 15th century in China visiting cards, as they were then called, were important tools of introduction. Business cards are still one of the most important, yet least expensive promotional tools any business can have.

Design your first impressions it might be a digital age but nothing says instant credibility like a business card. With a professionally designed and printed business card you can create the kind of first impression you want people to experience.

You can’t argue with the price The average price for 1000 quality, full colour, and double-sided print

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cards is $100. That’s only 10 cents per card! For 10 cents you connect directly and personally with a prospect, and share your message, logo and contact details. For 10 cents you capture attention and show off your personality. Where else can you have so much impact for such a tiny cost?

Boost profit by 200%

Dale Carnegie Training says that sales increase 2.5% for every 2000 business cards given out. Real good Solutions reports that profits can be increased by 200% simply by sharing welldesigned business cards. This has to be the most affordable way to boost your bottom line.

Personalise it with your photo Having your photo on your business card helps potential clients recognise and remember you. You meet so many people at networking

administration. i have worked across telecom, digital and print advertising over the last three decades within the asia pacific region. personal interest: gardening with a particular passion for Brugmansias (a bush originating from South america with large fragrant hanging trumpet flowers), i fill the house with my specimen cymbidium orchids in winter. This i insist is a genetic inclination, as my grandfather was the first englishman to plant tea in Lake Toba in Sumatra and Cameron Highlands in then Malaya. My maternal grandmother was famous for her orchid collection. Family: My talented son Jason is a sculptor with an amazing retail gallery space in piper Street

events, conferences and seminars that it can be impersonal but a business portrait on your business card will help your prospects remember you and the conversation you had. That can be the difference between making a sale and losing it.

The right content

Of course your card needs to include your name, business name and contact details, but why not add your USp, too? Think “what’s in it for me” and add a call to action. give people a reason to keep your card and call.

For just a few cents each, your business card will get into the marketplace and work hard for you now and into the future. Design your card so it shares the message you want. Remember to use a current headshot and keep the image and message of the card fresh and up-to-date.

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Kyneton called Stockroom with his lovely partner Magali the mother of my 5 year old grand-son who i am besotted with. not forgetting teen-age Dwyana who takes after her mother and is quite the young beauty, funny 11 year old Maela who is extremely creative at play and gets into quite a lot of trouble. My daughter Maddison is my best friend and the light of my life. Maddi is a gentle soul who only this year moved to Kyneton in a lovely 3 bedroom bluestone cottage where she finds the country culture much gentler than the city. When i am not immersed in work and all things media related, i spend time with my dear husband Raj, we read, listen to music, enjoy each

others company and tease each other mercilessly about anything and everything. i love to cook for him, my family and friends. i bake for the children and preserve. i look after my dear mum and spend time with my children and grandchildren. i am quite boring and ordinary, really. Travel: we make a point to travel somewhere interesting and exotic every year and immerse ourselves in the culture of the destination we are at. Life is good and i consider myself blessed. if you would like a presence in 3004 news in the form of advertising, editorial support or have an interesting story to tell contact elaine Sharman at elaine@magmedia.com.au


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Property Flashback -

Stanhill Flats With its distinctive curves reminiscent of a 1930s cruise ship, Stanhill Flats was a very modern architectural contribution to the precinct when it was completed in 1950. Designed in the inter-war Functionalist style by renowned architect Frederick Romberg in 1942 (the project having been delayed by the war), Stanhill was constructed with reinforced concrete, plate glass and steel in a stepped design aording residents vistas over Albert Reserve, or across Albert Park Golf Course. The nine-storey block is considered the most impressive of his works.

The asymmetrical building is acknowledged as a feat of engineering skill, thanks to its stepped plan, elevation and sophisticated steel and glass detailing. The curved balcony balustrades and gleaming white exterior provide a heritage appearance, with the balconies designed to provide maximum privacy. Stanhill flats were an early, and highly successful, example of inner-city suburban high rise living.

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