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OCTOBER 6, 2011 • VOL 2, ISSUE 12

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Melbourne City Newspaper

Dare to be different As daylight saving brightens up our day it’s time to shake off those wintry reminders and get ready for some of Melbourne’s favourite spring experiences!

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Whether you’re a culture vulture, foodie, love to shop or simply just stand and stare; there is a huge range of activities and events packed into this week’s exciting issue!

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Gaming in the square By Heather Bloom

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id your mother ever tell you to stop playing those video games and go outside and get some fresh air? Well, now you can do right by mum and still enjoy the thrill of the Trials HD at Federation Square in Melbourne’s CBD this spring. Release you inner pixel fiend and wile away a lazy Saturday afternoon at Fed Square during one of their FREE gaming sessions. Bring your friends and claim your spot on the couch as mash your way through old school favourites Pac Man,

NBA Jam and experience the brand spanking new Kinect enabled Gunslinger. Running the sessions on Saturdays from noon and Thursday evenings, a quick game of Virtual Tennis is the perfect way to kick off an early start to the weekend or simply wind down after a hectic workday. You can relax on the retro inspired couch in Melbourne’s largest lounge room as you challenge your friends and find out who really is the Pac Man master. Played up on the big screen, Fed Square has taken video

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games to a whole new level, giving beginners and experienced gamers alike the chance to stretch out those winning digits as you play for pride and gaming glory. As the weather heats up, the competition only becomes

more fierce, get on down to Fed Square and bust a move on the umm… couch. Everyone is invited to these special events that promise to deliver suspense, romance, action and drama as Melbourne’s gaming champions battle through blood

sweat and tears to be crowned THE GREATEST GAMER OF THEM ALL. Or just head down to the Square to enjoy watching Pac Man eat ghosts on the big screen, I know I will.

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Senoir Citizens having a grand time

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inister for Ageing David Davis today officially opened the 2011 Victorian Seniors Festival, encouraging seniors to get involved in more than 1,000 events that are on offer. Speaking at Federation Square on opening day, Mr Davis said the festival celebrated and acknowledged older Victorians with an exciting program of entertainment and activities. “This is the 29th festival and it is an event with a great history and significance for all senior Victorians,” Mr Davis said. “For seniors, this is your time to enjoy yourselves with friends and family and to take advantage of events taking place in October. “Opening day has become a grand occasion with performances on the main stage, the carnival of learning with the University of the Third Age and active living and dance demonstrations. “It is clear that today does celebrate the talents and energy of Victorian seniors.” Mr Davis said the festival’s major partner at opening day was the University of the Third Age (U3A) Network Victoria. “There are now almost 100 U3As operating across Victoria, all volunteer-managed

and each offering an extensive range of courses and activities for older Victorians,” Mr Davis said. “The Victorian Coalition Government provides $300,000 to the U3A Network to support its activities.

“We hope these special events for Victorian towns affected by floods will add some joy and a good reason to come together as a community.” - David Davis “On site today are 50 of those U3As presenting displays, activities and information for you to enjoy and learn from. “The U3As are joined by other organisations run by or for seniors, including the Council on the Ageing, National Seniors, Life Activity Clubs Victoria, Bowls Victoria and the Be Inspired campaign,” Mr Davis said. The festival’s major partners include the State Trustees, the

City of Melbourne, Stockland, Channel 9 and Beyondblue. Mr Davis said with $204,000 from the Coalition Government, each of Victoria’s 79 councils had received a grant to run local festival events. “I encourage all Victorian seniors to pick up a copy of the festival guide to find out more and get involved in events in their local community,” Mr Davis said. “As part of this year’s festival, each of the 26 Victorian councils affected by floods will hold a special festival event. “We hope these special events for Victorian towns affected by floods will add some joy and a good reason to come together as a community. “Free metropolitan and regional public transport will also be offered for all Victorian Seniors Card holders from 2nd to 9th of October to attend festival events and visit friends and family,” Mr Davis said. The 2011 Victorian Seniors Festival Program is available at all Coles stores, libraries, council offices, neighbourhood houses and various community and seniors organisations. The program can be downloaded from www.seniorsonline.vic. gov.au or call Seniors Information Victoria on 1300 135 090.

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n extra 32 speed and red-light cameras will be progressively switched on across Melbourne from Tuesday. Police Minister Peter Ryan said an Auditor-General’s report that found Victoria’s camera program reduces road trauma had convinced the government to switch on the cameras. “Given that ringing endorsement I have now authorised the activation of these 32 cameras, which will be phased in on a weekly basis over the coming months,” Mr Ryan said. Mr Ryan said the roll-out of the cameras was timely, given October was the worst month on Victoria’s roads in 2010, with 36 fatalities.

“Speed is responsible for about a third of all deaths on our roads and if these cameras slow speeding motorists down, they will save lives,” he said. “These cameras are located at intersections across the state to deter motorists from flouting the road rules and endangering their own lives and the lives of others.” The report tabled in parliament in August, found speed camera program improves road safety and remain an appropriate law enforcement strategy. Six cameras across Parkville, Carlton, Doncaster, Malvern East, Braeside and central Melbourne will be switched on this week.


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Premier launches new strategy to grow Victoria’s food and wine exports to China

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ncreasing exports of Victoria’s food and wine produce was at the top of Premier Ted Baillieu’s agenda last night as he joined some of Victoria’s top food and wine producers to showcase State’s best produce to an audience of Chinese traders, importers and local media in Beijing. Mr Baillieu said the Victorian Government was supporting Victoria’s outstanding growers and producers to establish new customer relationships and strengthen existing friendships. “Victoria produces some of the best food and wine in the world and Victoria’s diverse, abundant and top quality produce can meet the appetite of China’s growing market,” Mr Baillieu said. Mr Baillieu announced that Victoria will also be launching a new Wine Export Strategy that will enhance Victoria’s competitive advantage as a producer of high quality premium wines.

“As part of that strategy and to promote Victorian wines in China, Victoria is supporting the production and screening of four dedicated 30 minute television episodes of The Wine Tour on China’s main TV channels,” Mr Baillieu said. The series will highlight Victorian wines and some of Victoria’s top winemakers including De Bortoli, Brown Brothers, Rathbone Wine Group, Scotchmans Hill, Dominique Portet, Pfeiffer Wines, Hanging Rock Winery and Paringa Estate. In addition, premium Victorian food providers including Goulburn Valley Beef, Yarra Valley Dairy, Cobram Estate (olive oil) and Jade Tiger Abalone will also feature in the series. “The series will be seen by an estimated audience of 410 million people,” Mr Baillieu said. Victorian-based Murray Goulburn Co-operative is Australia’s largest Australian-owned international dairy trader.

“Victoria is the headquarters of the Australian dairy industry, with concentration of production and processing located in Victoria,” Mr Baillieu said. “Murray Goulburn announced in August that it is building a new packing plant in Qingdao, China as demand for the company’s specialty nutritional products adds value to milk and increases returns to Victorian farmers,” Mr Baillieu said. “The Victorian Government has worked closely with Murray Goulburn to promote specialty dairy products in China through the Dairy Nutriceuticals to Asia Project. “Since the commencement of MG China business in 2007 the company has outgrown its existing facility and will now double its China-based capacity to meet strong local demand. “The company will grow its packaging lines from one to six at the Qingdao plant, to capture

Building bridges with wine

new opportunities generated by the demand for infant formula and adult nutritional products,” Mr Baillieu said. In August the Victorian Government announced that it would also be launching stage two of the Dairy Nutriceuticals to Asia Project in the next 12 months, which would further grow the value and volume of exports to Asia. “To strengthen Victoria’s trade and investment efforts further we are opening an office in Beijing and will strengthen our other offices in Shanghai and Jiangsu,” Mr Baillieu said.

A key resource will be the appointment to the Beijing office of a specialist to drive commercial engagement. Last week in Shanghai Mr Baillieu announced that next year Victoria will significantly strengthen its trade and investment relationship with China with a Super Trade Mission involving up to 100 Victorian companies and organisations. “This will be Victoria’s largest-ever trade mission to China, run over 10 days, and will leverage SIAL Shanghai, China’s largest food, beverage and industry exhibition, as well

as activities in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou,” Mr Baillieu said. China is the world’s fastest growing wine market. Victorian wine exports to Hong Kong and China totalled $42 million in 2009-10, representing 15 per cent of total Victorian wine exports. Over the past five years, China’s demand for alcoholic beverages has expanded by 17 per cent per annum, reaching a market value in 2009 of $AUD112.3 billion.


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MCN FASHION

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ike it or not, it takes a lot of effort to look effortlessly glamorous. The trick is not to overdo any one element on your face or body. Luckily hair, skin, nail, eyelash and boob enhancement products have come a long way over the years and offer a range of beautifying benefits without leaving you looking like Dolly Parton.

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There are even clip in fringe options for us girls who can’t resist cutting some bangs every few years only to regret it. Clip in hair extensions provide the ultimate in convenience and ease of use, as they can be removed or adjusted at any time. Gone are the days of booking in for expensive extensions at the hairdresser for a special occasion. Clip in extensions allow you to add length anytime you desire. Visit www.secretstylist.com.au for loads of before and after shots.

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ne of the biggest beauty trends to hit our shores is eyelash extensions. The process should be done by a trained professional who will spend around an hour attaching individual lashes to your existing eyelashes. The result is a weightless, natural looking eye with results lasting anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how kind you are to them. Professional lash extensions

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n her 24th birthday last year, Dr. Jessica Gallagher made history in the Vancouver Paralympics, becoming the first Australian woman to win a Winter Paralympics Games medal. Legally blind, Gallagher has laughed in the face of adversity and stereotypes associated with having a disability. Boasting athletic achievements that would put most people without a physical handicap to shame, she is also an Osteopath and an ambassador for Vision Australia. Jess was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease at just 17, which causes vision to deteriorate over time. She explains “I’ve had poor eyesight my whole life, but didn’t have a massive deterioration until year twelve… I had to re-evaluate my life at that stage, which most 17-year-old girls wouldn’t have to do.” Undeterred by her diagno-

“Once I was diagnosed, I found out about the Paralympics… From there I started a track and field career, as I had been good at that in high school. Later on, I had the opportunity to learn to ski… And they decided to fast track me for the Winter Games.” sis, Gallagher has since built an amazing sporting career, becoming a champion alpine skier

and breaking multiple Oceania and Australian track and field records. She’s currently training in athletics with plans to compete at next year’s London Summer games, followed by the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games. But success hasn’t come without challenges: “There are things I can’t do. I can’t drive a car and I can’t read signs, so getting around is difficult…I have difficulty with fine detail, so reading books and computers all day isn’t a possibility for me.” Rather than live a life of limitations, Gallagher opted to focus on what she could do: “Once I was diagnosed, I found out about the Paralympics… From there I started a track and field career, as I had been good at that in high school. Later on, I had the opportunity to learn to ski…And they decided to fast track me for the Winter Games.”

Jessica Gallagher follows her guide Eric Bickerton

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Paralympian Dr. Jessica Gallagher

One minor thing worth noting is that Jess had never actually skied before. After only 150 days on skis, she arrived to the 2010 Vancouver games and won a bronze medal in the women’s vision-impaired slalom - the only woman in Australian history to do so. Gallagher navigates the slopes with the help of her guide, Eric Bickerton, communicating through headsets and ear pieces. Given she skis over 100 km-per-hour, a relationship of trust is crucial. “His role is to make sure I can get down safely but also as fast as possible…He’s considered an athlete as much as I am. If he crashes, we’re out…I think he has the hard job!” Jess also cites Vision Austra-

lia as a huge support along her journey. She describes them as “a God-send for me, really.” The organisation aided Jess with her studies and other challenges by introducing her to various adaptive tools and technology. “I’m now in a position where I have all the tools I need. So it was really nice after Vancouver to ring up and see if they would like some help. Hopefully now I can help other people (with impaired vision) to realise there’s so much they can do if they just have the knowledge. That’s one of the great things Vision Australia does.” Perhaps Gallagher’s passion as a Vision Australia ambassador stems from the shared belief that a disability doesn’t mean

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MCN EVENTS

Events Calendar

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Welcome to our new-style events calendar, packed with arts, entertainment, eco-events, social gatherings and stimulating public discourse. Our month-at-a-glance directory is your gateway to fun in the city. Event listings are free and subject to space availability. Email up to 50 words to events@mc-news.com.au, or stand out with a photo for only $80. Cutoff date for the next issue is Thursday October 11 at 5pm.

Festivals

Macedonian Film Festival

Bright Spring Festival

Oct 21 – 23 Hoyts, Melbourne Central, Highpoint and Northland For program details and session tickets, please visit: www.macedonianfilmfestival. com.au/

Oct 14 – Nov 1 Numerous venues in Bright For more info visit: www.onlymelbourne.com. au/melbourne_details. php?id=15638 Come find out what makes the Great Alpine Valley so great! The Bright Spring Festival showcases great food, wine and activities for the whole family. With great cafes, amazing restaurants, wineries galore and a plethora of outdoor sporting events, anyone can enjoy the picturesque scenery and natural beauty of the Ovens and Kiewa Valleys. If outdoor sport and hiking isn’t your thing, there are plenty of art exhibitions and street markets to enjoy.

Camberdown Cruise Rock-a-billy Festival Oct 21-23, all day Mainstreet Camperdown For more info visit: www.camperdowncruise.com Head down to Victoria’s musical heartland for the Camberdown Cruise Rock-abilly festival. With classic hot rods, a custom car show, an art gallery exhibition, trade stores and street performances, this is definitely a weekend not to be missed. Ten rock-a-billy bands will be playing this year alongside the car show and previous years have proven to be a hit with more than 300 classic cars on show – a number almost certain to be exceeded!

This year marks the third anniversary of the Melbourne Macedonian Film Festival which showcases local and international films made by Macedonian filmmakers. Over the course of the festival a variety of Macedonian contemporary feature films, documentaries, animations and short films will be showcasing the best in Macedonian cinema throughout Australia and New Zealand. The event aims to bring together Macedonian and Australian communities in support and celebration of Macedonian talent while promoting its culture and history.

General interest Grolsch Grid 2011 October 4 – 27 Collingwood and Fitzroy For more info go to: www.facebook.com/grolschbeer

Kilmore Antiques and Collectables Fair Oct 22 - 23rd Kilmore Memorial Hall 14 Sydney Street Kilmore For more info please visit: www.kilmoreantiquefair.com.au Think outside the square for your early gift shopping at the 14th annual Kilmore Antiques and Collectables Fair. There will be 18 traders from Victoria and interstate selling Antique Clocks, Furniture, Silverware, Oil Lamps, Toys, Needlework sets, Japanese Antiques including Satsuma, Netsuke and Ivory. All items will be priced to sell. Relax and enjoy a snack or light lunch at the Collectable Café. Entry is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors; proceeds support Kilmore Scout Group.

Following the success of the Grolsch Grid in 2010, 68 local musicians, artists and designers will come together in one giant collaboration on 9 stages,120m of wall space and across seven iconic Collingwood and Fitzroy venues. Come see giant kewpie dolls and skateboards and take part in an amazing experience.

For Kids

Oct 7 - 9 Basement Theatre The Spot (new Business and Economics Building) 198 Berkeley St, Parkville campus The University of Melbourne For more info visit: www.languages.unimelb.edu.au From Friday the 7th of October to Sunday the 9th of October, Melbourne will be celebrating Latin Style! The University of Melbourne Latin American Film Festival showcases ten films from ten different countries, each selected in light of their outstanding cultural value. All films will be introduced briefly by leading scholars in Latin American Studies, and light refreshments and a discussion space will be provided between screenings. The event, including all screenings, is FREE and no bookings are required. Please note that all films are subtitled in English.

The Ararat Golden Gateway Festival – Walk to the Top of Langi Ghiran Sunday 16th Oct, 7am Langi Ghiran Picnic Ground, Ararat. Cost $5 Adults $15 Family Includes Breakfast and Lunch. Wear suitable footwear, bring a drink, sunscreen and camera. Register 0408 501 016 or rbdclean@bigpond.com Start your day with a delicious breakfast cooked by the Ararat Rotary to fuel you for your busy day of mountain climbing. Just of the Western Highway East of Ararat you can choose to participate in one of two walks up Langi Ghiran. With one easy and the other more challenging, both begin at 8.45am and will give you magnificent views of the surrounding area and natural bushland to enjoy and photograph. Guided by experienced guides from the Grampians Bush Walking Club this wonderful event will leave you breathless, in more ways than one!

Kid’s Music Rhymes Festival Sunday Oct 30, 8am – 4:30pm Melbourne Showgrounds For more info visit: www.rhymesfestival.com.au/ lineup-mel.html On October 30, 2011 at the Melbourne Showgrounds your kids could be part of Melbourne’s coolest kids’ rock festival. This is an event that is ALL about the music and a great day out for parents too. With a lineup featuring Peter Combe, the Lazy Town Live show, the Angelina Ballerina show and much more, this is sure to be a great day for the whole family. The latest and greatest in kid’s live entertainment all in one place, for one massive day out for kids and families and for one very low price for the lot.

Buddy Walk

Friday Oct 14t (Or anytime in October) Australia wide For more info visit: www.bigcakebake.org.au/ Join forces with Kate Ritchie and many more celebrities this October for the Big Cake Bake and help bake the world a better place! Throughout October and right across the country, people will be baking and raising valuable donations for the important ongoing work Red Cross does in local communities. All you need to do is register, bake the best cake imaginable, then ask everyone you know to support your fundraising efforts by sponsoring you online or making a generous donation on the day of your event.

“Shout the Horn” and help tackle famine in East Africa

Green Hill Lake Fishing Family Day Saturday 22nd October, Green Hill Lake Ararat

The University of Melbourne Latin American Film Festival

Big Cake Bake

Proudly sponsored by Department of Primary Industries Recreational Fishing Grants Program, the Ararat Golden Gate Festival is a FREE event held in conjunction with the Family Fishing Day at Green Hill Lake. Located 3.5 KM from the East side of Ararat on Western Highway; The Family Fishing Day includes a free BBQ lunch and showbag for the first 50 families after 9am. For more information contact Gwenda Allgood on 53521156 or 0458 583 746 or gallgood@ararat.vic.au

Sunday Oct 16 Participating restaurants around Melbourne For more info visit: www.oxfam.org.au/shoutthehorn October 16 marks World Food Day and the humanitarian organisation Oxfam are asking Australians to dine out with friends and ‘shout’ the cost of an extra meal by making a donation at participating restaurants to Oxfam Australia’s East Africa appeal. Close to 13 million people across the Horn of Africa are currently facing food shortages following the worst drought in 60 years. Support this wonderful cause and ‘eat local to help global.’

Sunday, 16th Oct, Princes Park Time: Registration from 8:30am. Walk starts at 10:00am. Registration: $10/adult. FREE for those under18. www.downsyndromevictoria. org.au Down Syndrome Victoria will be holding Buddy Walk– an international walk-a-thon style event aimed at raising funds for and awareness of Down syndrome. The day involves fun warm up activities, sausage sizzle, face painting, circus tricks, active and picnic games, Vic Police, Hawka from Hawthorn Football Club, Scouts Victoria, plus music, dancing and entertainment. Bring your family and friends for some fun whilst raising funds for a great cause.

BrainLink Women of Achievement Award Luncheon Monday October 17 The Park Hyatt Melbourne For more information visit www. brainlink.org.au/woa.htm or call BrainLink on 9845 2955 It’s time to honour what you know, who you know and to remember the champions who

have cheered you along the way. BrainLink Services is hosting its yearly Women of Achievement Award Luncheon, with Madeleine West on the 17th of October at The Park Hyatt. Com listen to Madeleine West, a determined, versatile, never say die attitude, self-motivated, vibrant woman. Being hit by a bus would not dent her dreams! Join us in hearing her passion and fun approach to life!


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Maria Covello and Louise McRae at Melbourne Fringe Opening Night Party Dash and D’Bree (Hayley Butcher and Katrina Mroz) with Fez Faanana at Melbourne Fringe Opening Night Party

Red Carpet sets the stage The red carpets abounded with circus performers, fringe festival artists and art lovers alike as celebrities clamoured to support Melbourne’s premiere performance industry. From the glittering to the glamorous, Melbourne’s stars came out to shine at the opening night festivities.

NICA CEO Director Pamela Creed, The Hon. Rod Kemp (NICA board chair), The Hon. Simon Crean

Tamryn Goodyear, Beau McCafferty and Richard Watts at Fringe Furniture opening at Abbotsford Convent

Rhonda and Lexie Burchmore at the Hold the Pickle Opening Night

NICA CEO Director Pamela Creed, Mary Stuart (NICA board member), Lady Marigold Southey AC

Noni Hazlehurst and son Charlie Jarratt at Hold the Pickle

Pete Smith and Russell Fletcher at the Hold the Pickle Opening Night


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MCN MIAF FEATURE

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Venture into the world of protest and revolution with this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival By Dione Joseph

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lbijerri Theatre have a reputation for creating inspiring works that have the ability to make you sit up and take notice and this year’s show is certainly no different. Following the tremendous success of Jack Charles vs. the Crown from 2010, this year the company are delighted to be presenting a once in a lifetime opportunity: Foley. There are few who would need an introduction to Gary

Foley, a man at the forefront of promoting Indigenous voices and one the pillars of Indigenous theatre in the 1970s along with Bob Maza. Today Foley is known by many names: an academic, land rights activist, performer, storyteller, but there is a very special story to be told, and for Director Rachel Maza, this is a story that been a long time coming. “There are very few people positioned to tell these yarns,

Photo: Lucy Hawkes

Foley: Black, Bold and Brilliant The man himself, Gary Foley, gets ready to take a stand

but by the very nature of his life, and my memory concurs as I remember growing up, Gary was a man who was there at every possible major event championing the Indigenous voice.” Having extensive experience in theatre, film, television, but also as a lecturer and public speaker, Foley not only has a history to share but as Maza points out, an amazing stage

presence: “He is in every way a performer. A good speaker can work from dot form and they know how to carry through the delivery but they allow themselves room within the ad libbing – Gary refuses to work in traditional theatrical form but from the manner in which he speaks, whether publicly to students or politicians he prides himself on knowing how to

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master the art of storytelling.” What is the gist of this show? Maza answers with a laugh “Gary Foley may be a hard core political activist but he’s a massive Bob Dylan fan – and I want to offer audiences a window into the world of this phenomena who was one of the many, who were intricately involved in some of the key moments in Australian political history. And

more so, to be able to offer people a chance to hear those yarns by a charismatic and funny narrator as he brings his very own personal perspective to the story. This is the real deal.” So if you do want to meet the man who’s surpassed the statistics (especially by Australian health standards), come and hear the stories Australia needs to hear.

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began 12 years ago to create works that would inspire the world to see theatrical performance, have worked long and hard to create a collaborative product. “The show first opened in Cape Town and since then it has simply exploded across the world,” says Donford-May, “It is a very special experience because it’s not grand opera and it’s not simply musical theatre either, and in fact, it has on more than one occasion been called pantomime. While I’m not unhappy with that label I do believe that its form and shape is a result of a shared vision with the artists, some

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of whom have been with the company since it began while others have joined us along the way.” The production is not only enormously successful as a

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outh African Director Mark Donford-May’s internationally renowned production of The Magic Flute has toured the world over, including Perth eight years ago, but this is the first time the Isango Ensemble will be performing in Melbourne. “I’m very excited at the opportunity to bring the production over,” says Donford-May, “Melbourne seems to be a very cultural city and we are very proud of being able to share this distinctive South African production as part of the Festival.” The Magic Flute is a familiar story for Mozart fans but the South African company, who

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Breathing fresh life into Mozart’s music

musical phenomena but the story itself invokes numerous cultural references: “Musically we look at this story through a South African perspective because for us the story is about reconciliation, and the process of struggle to achieve a better end.” This is also elaborated upon in the choice of sets and costumes which “While we have taken a certain amount of dramatic license, our costumes are based on traditional South African dress but they also have elements of the Elizabethan courtier.” For South Africans, ritual is central and here the initiation of the journey of boy to man is the central metaphor and accompanied with the specific nuances of the cultural rite of passage. There are also four languages involved including English and Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa.

While The Magic Flute is an internationally acclaimed production, it is laudable to see that Donford-May prioritises uplifting local culture first and foremost rather than catering to an international palate. “We always build our productions

for South Africa and in doing so it’s almost impossible to exoticise our work because we’re making them for a local audience – we believe in what we’re doing and if the world embraces it, that is wonderful, it is our people that we serve first.”

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lack and white photography has a magic all of it’s own and Daniel King, photographer and film maker is looking forward to showcasing his new work: Look Closer. Aptly titled, this is a collection of photographs that examine identity and representation of Aboriginal peoples. “We’ve all heard the stereotypes – they drink too much, they’re lazy, they’re dirty and this is my response and an attempt to ask people to just pause and stop accepting stereotypes.” Having been in the pipeline for over a year-and-a-half, King decided to put together fourteen photographs to tell a story, with an emphasis on using simple images to speak volumes. This is also King’s first solo exhibition and moving across from film into photography, the process of experimentation and development has been rewarded

by a range of very unique images: “I’ve tried to challenge myself and work across mediums but also to respond to the challenge of telling a story through a single image rather than through multiple images or film.” The exhibition will

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Simphiwe Mayeki

Pauline Malefane

“We’ve all heard the stereotypes – they drink too much, they’re lazy, they’re dirty and this is my response” - Daniel King

showcase a number of well recognised Indigenous figures as well as those well known in a collection that calls for an audience to spend the time and look closer at what is shaping our perceptions today.

Breaking down the stereotypes

Breaking down the stereotypes


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Melbourne’s Yum Cha Wonders!

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“A hint of garlic followed by the crunch of the prawn cracker and your mouth explodes with chunky fresh prawns.” tion: “My son will only eat yum cha at this restaurant, and he has grown up on the siew mai here.” Indeed, siew mai with a delicate skin and fillings of prawns and pork makes a light and refreshing start to your yum cha experience and is well complemented by the tea. The restaurant has a famous homemade XO sauce with ingredients such as dried scallops, smoked hocks and home cooked chilli oil that provide a layered texture and delicate flavour that goes well with all savoury yum cha dishes.

Crystal Prawn Dumplings (har gau) from Shark Fin House

A main attraction of the deep fried dishes is the crispy garlic prawn dumplings. A hint of garlic followed by the crunch of the prawn cracker and your mouth explodes with chunky fresh prawns. Another impressionable dish is the ginger prawn dumplings wrapped with a wonton skin. These are deep-fried and then steamed,

and this double process allows the broth to retain its flavour inside the dumplings. Prawn fillings are dominant on the yum cha menu and the benefit according to Ms. Yong is that they offer a “nice clean flavour so you feel fully satisfied instead of bloated.” Inspired by the launch of Shaw and Smith Sauvignon

Blanc, which took place at Red Emperor, Ms. Yong created a dumpling dish called the Spicy and Sour dumplings to accompany the wine. The spicy dumplings come in two flavours: prawn dumplings with natural capsicum flavoured skin and the chicken dumplings with Thai inspired ingredients – lemongrass and kaf-

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Desserts at Yum Cha Café

Barbequed Pork Buns (char siew bao) from Red Emporer

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Of all the places in Melbourne, there are three that have vividly epitomised the variety of yum cha here. From a distinctively urban setting with magnificent views, to buzzing traditional yum cha hubs at the heart of Chinatown, to modern casual all-day yum cha cafes, there is a great range for the locals and tourists alike. Red Emperor, as majestic as the name might suggest, is situated at Southgate, across the Yarra River and Flinders Street Station. What makes Red Emperor different from many others is that it offers healthy yum cha options with quality, pure, natural ingredients and is one of the few MSG-free and gluten-free yum cha places available in Melbourne. Co-owner, Christine Yong, takes pride in the variety of dishes on offer both for their quality and exquisite presenta-

A selection of dim sum dishes from Shark Fin House

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um cha, which literally means ‘drinking tea’ in Cantonese, is one of the most shared and wellknown Chinese customs across the world. Often considered a Hong Kong custom, it is originally from Guang Zhou, the capital of South China. Yum cha is the tradition of eating small dishes (dim sum) and drinking tea at the same time. It is the Chinese style morning or afternoon tea. “Siew mai, Har gau for you,” says the waitress pushing out a selection of dim sum. A wide array of enticing and tasty options greets the senses as yum cha begins. Let’s start savouring the delicacies of Chinese cuisine with a porcelain cup of Chinese tea! Traditions are the essence of yum cha, however the style and variety of yum cha restaurants have evolved over the years.

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By Abby Chia

The Yum Cha Café on the corner of Little Bourke and Exhibition streets


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Saturday Sunday, ateEvery yum cha and when over 140 of Melbourne’s best they were emerging artistsyounger, and designers showcase their work at one of they got markets married, the coolest around – the Rose Street Artists’ Market had family and Saturdays are for established artists Sundays are for the todayandthey bring up and coming newcomers. their This grandchildren” is where you can find artworks, jewellery, fashion - Martin Chan, Shark Finyou House and home wares that can’t find anywhere else. You can find it between Another classic is the bar9.00am and 5.00pm, at 60 Rose beque pork pastry (char siew Street, Fitzroy. so), with distinctive layers of crispy golden pastry and sweet SoundWaves and juicy barbequed pork. One of the highlights is the yam pasis back again try SoundWaves Western Australian scallops until athe end of combination February at with wonderful Fitzroy Swimming Pool. of thickness and lightness on Sunday afternoon theEvery palate. The siew mai, a yum frommust-have, 1.00pm, ispoolside cha superbly DJs exprovideatcool music help take ecuted Shark Fin to House. The on theissummer meat made upheat. of moist, fresh and succulent prawns and pork creating a scrumptious dish at Shark Fin. “One of our specialty recommendation is our cheong fun (steamed rice roll)”, says Mr Chan. They also have pork, beef, prawns and vegetarian options, so plenty to choose from to suit different taste buds. Even listed in tourist guidebooks, Shark Fin House has customers from all over the world and caters for local Australians and Chinese Australians, family as well as corporate meals. With up to forty dessert varieties including mango

Crystal Prawn Dumplings (har gau) from Shark Fin House

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pudding, yam sago pudding, rainbow jelly, sweet bean curd, green tea and red bean mousse cake, Shark Fin House certainly spoils you for choice. “I’ve seen people who came e pool itselfcha is open hereThand ate yum whenevery they day of the week, including were younger, they got most marpublichad holidays. ried, family and today they With its crystal clear bring their grandchildren”, says waters, indoor cyclethat training, Mr Chan. It is clear Shark yogaHouse school, spa, sauna and Fin caters to generations steam room, Fitzroy Poolit has has of Australians and today, something for everyone at any become a family tradition to time ofyum year.cha here. enjoy Shark Fin’s special authentic Hong Kong yum cha dishes Eco-House Open Day also include Unicorn Beancurd, at Holden Street, three beautiful bean curd layers North Fitzroy with abalone, prawn and ham fillings stacked on top of one another. Jade Rolls (Fei Cui Bai Fitzroy’s wrapped Holden Yu)North are sea cucumbers Street Chinese Neighbourhood with cabbage,House and will open its doors on Saturday February 26 for its second EcoHouse Open Day. Experts will show visitors everything that can be done to conserve energy use in even the oldest weatherboard houses, from solar panels, opening skylights, solar light tubes, passive heating and ventilation system, and insulated blinds. The day will include tours of the house by staff from the Enviro Shop, community stalls, free bike checks, children’s activities and lots more. Saturday February 26, 11.00am to 3.00pm at 128 Holden Street, North Fitzroy. Or call Rachel Oliphant, Sustainability Officer, City of Yarra on 9205 5769 Rose St Artists’ Market: artworks, jewellery, Rachel.Oliphant@yarracity.vic. tasting? down to anywhere the Chinese History Museum to learn more fashion andFinished home wares thatHead you can’t find else gov.au

Beat the heat at the Fitzroy Pool

376 Brunswick Street Fitzroy VIC 3065 Now on the brink of adolescence, this Brunswick Street bar has become a Fitzroy icon. For seven days of the week its offering of cheap pizza and unique entertainment can be called upon from midday until well into the early morning. $4 gourmet pizzas accompany a diverse range of beer, wine and spirits to be enjoyed amongst thea yum lounges in the considered cha or delicacy. rooft op courtyard. While perhaps most popular The Chinese warmer patrons, weatherif you will among see live bands take to the outwant to have authentic Hong door stage Kong yum beneath cha, youMoroccan must try lights.dishes! these While downstairs any Outside the scope ofon restaugiven night you can fi nd some rant style settings there is also a of Melbourne’s most talented burgeoning growth of café style DJ’s mixing an array of music yum cha venues, particularly styles fromtoHip Hop to demoDisco, appealing a younger House and techno, Rock, Soul graphic. They have a mixture and Funk. and Southern Chiof Northern haswell been neseWithin dishes its on walls offer, as as an atmosphere comaforged big cocktail bar in theofrestaufort matched with down-torant, ready to shake up some earth service an ‘anything drinks for the and tourists who stay at theattitude. hotels nearby and crowds goes’ whoMake are attending theatreyour and Bimbo Deluxe footy inner matches. city entertaining lounge Yum Cha Café owner, James room. Louey has a modern outlook,

Glutinous sticky rice from Shark Fin House

“We cater to the contemporary, crowd. edgy fashionable crowd who Yum Cha Café highlights are looking for a different expeare their duck dumplings and rience of yum cha,” he says. An Peking duck banquet. Other alternative yum cha experience: than trolleys, they have dim cocktails with your dim sums? sum served on platters called “We offer xiao long bao and the yum cha platters. Clearly spring onion pancakes which the café style setting caters well are Northern Chinese Shanghaito the Western tastes, a younger nese dishes and also Southern Chinese Australian crowd as Chinese Guang Zhou and Hong well as tourists. Kong dim sums,” says James. Classic dishes can also be Distinctly different from found such as chicken feet, siew other yum cha restaurants in mai and har gau as well as trathat they serve yum cha all ditional Hong Kong desserts day and their highly recomsuch as layered sponge cake mended high tea session from and banana pancake. 2pm to 5pm. The dim sums are And finally with a candle lit served on the traditional Engambience and cosy red square lish high tea three-tier stand, tables, does this sound like a an ingenious fusion of East and romantic yum cha for two? Yes, Learning and conserving: Holden Street Neighbourhood House West, guaranteed to attract the please!

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Don’t forget to finger kowtow!

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offers the best classics of yum cha dishes, such as glutinous rice with Chinese sausage, mushrooms and dried shrimps, freshly baked barbeque pork buns (char siew bao) and delicious crystal prawn dumplings (har gau).

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fir lime leaves. They are light, tangy, and very refreshing. Gorgeous miniature baked egg tarts and chewy soft Chinese custard donuts are the perfect desserts to end a yum cha session! “My customers could just come here for the egg tarts”, says Ms.Yong and it’s easy to see why. The freshly itzroy was Melbourne’s made pastries are delicious and first areoffi ‘suburb’ egg fillings social delicate that it es that almostand meltsit inexemplifi your mouth. fantastic marriage of the best Venturing beyond Southand and the old the new that gate intoand the heart of Chihave makes such an natown, Sharkthis Fincity House offers exciting place to live. an authentic traditional yum and chaBrunswick experience. Street With a rich Gertrudeand Street are ofthe heritage history overdual 30 hearts since of Fitzroy, years 1981, it and offersthey an pulsate with for extensive rangepossibilities of daily made anyone interested fresh dim sums. in shopping, eating or entertainment. Martin Chan, General Manthe great pubs, agerBesides of theallShark Fin Group shops, great and cafes, suburb, takes pride this in offering sitting on the traditionalcuisine lands “a genuine Cantonese of the Woiworung tribe, still experience”. Shark Fin House has some of the most beautiful bluestone colonial architecture to be found in Melbourne. And from the small commercial-art galleries, artist-run hen spaces and tea artist serving for studios to another the thriving street person on -art community, Fitzroy is the table, ‘knock also home to some the three most knock’ on the tableofwith dynamicshows art inaa sign city of fingers ofartists. appreHere’sand a tiny of ciation is ansnapshot interesting whatofthe suburb has to er way saying ‘Thank youofffor this month. pouring tea for me!’ It is called the finger kowtow, an etiquette of yum cha. This tradition goes back to the time of Qianlong Emperor, sixth Emperor of the Qing dynasty 1644-1911. Disguised as commoners, the Emperor and his entourage toured the country and in order to keep his anonymity, rather than kneeling and bowing, his servants expressed their appreciation by using this gesture when the Emperor poured tea for them. It has since remained a gracious act to be the one who pours the tea. Remember to finger kowtow when being served!


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again until the end of February at acknowledge Fitzroy Swimming Pool. Every Sunday that even with afternoon from 1.00pm, poolside DJs provide cool musicthere to help take certification on the summer heat.

cannot be a guarantee that organic produce will be completely free of residues and there may still be some contamination from air, water and soils.”

In some cases producers may not meet the requirements or choose not to become certified even though they may use

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Beat the heat at the Fitzroy Pool

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garden and not just what you ing one can feel a closer affinget out of it. When planning ity with their surroundings and a garden many people place attain a more complete satisfacmore emphasis on the reward tion in their actions. By taking rather than the process. Oran organic approach one can ganic growing requires forward strip away convenience and the thinking and a long term comreliance on produce that is esmitment. But by generating an sentially designed more for our ecosystem that self-sustaineyes than our stomachs. Learning andis conserving: Holden Street Neighbourhood House

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sustainable growing methods. Therefore, sometimes it may be up to the consumer to understand the growers obligations to meet those standards and determine whether their produce is organic. It is interesting to note that these standards acknowledge that even with certification there cannot be a guarantee that organic produce will be completely free of residues and there may still be some contamination from air, water and soils. Many people consider organic produce, that which is produced free of harmful contaminants, is a healthier choice and worth the extra cost. Organic growers are usually more concerned about the certification of their product and what that entails than the presentation of its produce. Conventional production The food pool itself is open places every more emphasis on producing day of the week, including most large quantities public holidays. at a relatively lowWith cost unit. often means its This crystal clear production is at the expense waters, indoor cycle training, of theschool, environment and farmyoga spa, sauna and ing practices place emphasis steam room, Fitzroy Pool has on how their apsomething for product everyonewill at any peal to consumers on supertime of year. market shelves. The fact that organic growing involves less Eco-House Open on Day inputs and less reliance unrenewable resources makes it at Holden Street, a good choice for the environNorth Fitzroy ment. But just because a product is labelled organic does not necessarily make it a healthier North Fitzroy’s Holden choice for you. An organically Street Neighbourhood House will open its doors on Saturday February 26 for its second EcoHouse Open Day. Experts will show visitors everything that can be done to conserve energy use in even the oldest weatherboard houses, from solar panels, opening skylights, solar light tubes, passive heating and ventilation system, and insulated blinds. The day will include tours of the house by staff from the Enviro Shop, community stalls, free bike checks, children’s activities and lots more. Saturday February 26, 11.00am to 3.00pm at 128 Holden Street, North Fitzroy. Or call Rachel Oliphant, Sustainability Officer, City of Yarra on 9205 5769 Rachel.Oliphant@yarracity.vic. gov.au Photo: Creative Commons

Every Saturday and Sunday, over 140 of Melbourne’s best conventional farming practices. emerging artists and designers These include soil atmanageshowcase their work one of ment, weed markets and pestaround managethe coolest – ment andStreet cropArtists’ rotation. What the Rose Market isn’tSaturdays general knowledge is that a are for established farm going through the artists and Sundays are process for the of and certification means its proup coming newcomers. duce be labelled organic Thcannot is is where you can find even thoughjewellery, they may be pracartworks, fashion ticing ‘organic’ and home wares or thatsustainable you can’t of production. fimethods nd anywhere else. You can find it between 9.00am and 5.00pm, at 60 Rose Street, “It isFitzroy. interesting

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itzroy was Melbourne’s first official ‘suburb’ and it exemplifies that fantastic marriage By Dominic Teahanof the best and the old and the new that have makes this city such an ot that long ago orexciting place to live. ganic food was only Brunswick Street and found on the shelves Gertrude Street are the dual of certain health food stores hearts of Fitzroy, and they or in a tiny section of a superpulsate with possibilities for market usually marketed to anyone interested in shopping, ‘eco-friendly’ consumers that eating or entertainment. were willing to pay more for Besides all the great pubs, ‘natural’ foods. But today there shops, and cafes, this suburb, is an ever increasing variety of sitting on the traditional lands choice available. Melbourne of the Woiworung tribe, still boasts numerous restaurants has some of the most beautiful and cafes that have a wide vabluestone colonial architecture riety of organic menus and to be found in Melbourne. there are also plenty of certified And from the small organic retailers in Melbourne commercial-art galleries, increasing our opportunities artist-run spaces and artist to live life, in a nutshell, more studios to the thriving street organically. -art community, Fitzroy is But what does the term also home to some of the most organic really mean and is ordynamic art in a city of artists. ganic produce healthier for you Here’s a tiny snapshot of and the environment? what the suburb has to offer From a horticulturist perthis month. spective, organic produce is normally considered food that is grown without the use of artificial additives such fertilisers and free of contamination from synthetic chemicals. Generally organic food is that which is produced by a certified grower which, under normal standards, requires that they are grown, harvested and processed according to a national benchmark of quality and process. For an organic producer in Australia it can take up to three years to become a certified grower and this process requires ongoing monitoring and numerous changes to existing


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Making videos that get the message across By Dean Watson Melbourne video production company Dream Engine. He agrees that once you lose your audience, it’s particularly difficult to get them back. “Making educational videos is similar to journalism in the way that it’s important to communicate information with brevity.” Both Wooldridge and Spanger emphasise the importance of engaging the audience. Most people can recall, at one time or another, having to sit through a long, monotone video on particles, or photosynthesis or atmospheric gases. “It needs to have some level of entertainment; it can’t be too dry,” says Spanger, “It needs to be something that the audience is going to enjoy in some way.” Each VEA produced video is created by a team of up to 25 people, with a commissioning editor, producer and director making up the core group of about five. In consultation with current teachers, the team

researches the subject matter, whether that be in the field of science, math or geography, before deciding on what sort of video they will make. Part of what makes VEA videos effective is the diverse

“Making educational videos is similar to journalism in the way that it’s important to communicate information with brevity.” - Ryan Spanger skills of the people that make them. “We have got quite a few people in our Melbourne production unit who have a history in making TV commercials and TV programs,” points out Wooldridge.

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ideo Education Australia (VEA) is the country’s largest producer of educational videos and currently is one of the main suppliers to the primary, secondary and the tertiary sector. Each year, VEA produces around 100 educational videos and most of them sell like hotcakes. Their highest selling video, which has been redistributed more than once since its initial release, is a program called ‘All Systems Go,’ an exploration into the energy systems in the body. Sales numbers are important, but more pertinent is the video’s relevance to the curriculum, says CEO of Video Education Australia, Patrick Wooldridge. “The videos have to be engaging, but they also need to cover the appropriate points in the curriculum. If you have something that meanders and drifts along, people tend to switch off.” Ryan Spanger is the Managing Director of

Education videos being made by the VEA team

The best education videos are technically sound, explains Spanger. “It’s important your sound quality and picture quality are on par with something people see on TV.” Today, makers of professionally produced educational videos have to contend with phenomenon like You Tube, but Ryan Spanger sees this as a positive thing. “The great thing is most people upload these videos because they’re really passionate about the subject. There’s a good chance it’s going to be interesting just because they’ll be injecting their own interest

and enthusiasm into the video. I think that these videos can be complementary and there is a place for them, as well as professionally produced videos.” Videos can be highly effective teaching tools, both in the classroom and the workplace. Like good teachers and good bosses, good educational videos are welcome resources, but in regards to the possibility of them fully replacing traditional teaching methods, Wooldridge proclaims balance is best. “I would say video, along with face to face, along with e-learning, along with

traditional text based materials. It’s a question of getting the right combination. Video can illustrate things in ways other mediums can’t, but I don’t think it’s a replacement. If you use that mix of resources and people well, then I think it goes a long way to a well-rounded education.” Spanger concurs. “Video can be used in addition to teaching; to show how things work, to give that visual perspective, but there’s nothing that can replace the job that a teacher does by being there amongst the students and engaging with them.”

To speak or not to speak By Dean Watson

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veryone communicates. You’d think we would be masters at giving and receiving feedback and yet how many of us have unintentionally offended someone with insincere feedback or find ourselves crying on the inside when a superior asks us to lift our standards. Feedback is a fickle minefield, but there are strategies everyone can use to improve their communication skills. It starts by paying very close attention to what the other person is saying, says Jill Wright, founder, director and principal psychologist at Psychology Melbourne. “This includes both the words, tone of voice and body language,” she asserts. According to Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA, “words account for only 7% of any communication – the rest (93%) is from the tone of voice and body language.” A good example Mehrabian offers is “when someone says, ‘I do not have a problem with you!’ while at the same time their closed body language says the opposite and they avoid eye contact and sound anxious. It’s

fascinating to watch people’s body language when you are out of earshot and they are having a conversation on the street.” School teachers have one of the broadest experiences in the way of communicating with a whole range of people from different backgrounds,

“It’s not fun to give someone feedback so it generally means the person giving it must care enough about you to go to the trouble.” - Jill Wright

with different temperaments, across a variety of ages. Experienced school teacher Andrew Lawrence, believes establishing a rapport with the person you’re communicating with to be an important step. “I always make sure I mix some positive feedback in

with the negative feedback.” Lawrence suggests a better term for negative feedback is constructive feedback. “I try to make sure the person I’m giving the feedback to clearly understands what I mean by the feedback I’m giving. I definitely don’t want to break their spirit. You really have to focus on a positive angle, but also be constructive.” No one likes receiving adverse feedback. “It can trigger anxiety and raise questions about one’s self-worth,” says Wright. However, as receivers, we can do ourselves a favour and remember it is not an attack on us as a person, but rather an aspect of our behavior. “If you can step back and consider the feedback from this point of view, you can learn from it and even thank the person offering it,” Wright explains. “It’s not fun to give someone feedback so it generally means the person giving it must care enough about you to go to the trouble.” The simple act of smiling can encourage good communication as it makes people feel that they are about to have a pleasant experience. There is little difference between communicating with adults and students, explains Lawrence.

“In some respects you have to be a little more cautious with students, but saying that, you’ve got to be cautious with adults as well!” Good communication is powerful and has the potential to be transformational, suggests Lawrence. Wright believes anyone can become a better communicator if they are prepared to become more observant of how they deliver their words and how their words are received. “The speaker should only make two or three points at a time or the receiver will get confused. The receiver should check that they’ve heard the message correctly by giving a quick summary to the speaker - before making their own reply. I work a lot with couples and when they try these simple strategies, their whole communication changes and it is as if they are hearing each other for the first time.” Becoming a good communicator doesn’t happen overnight and requires patience, persistence and lots of mistakes to refine the skill. Take the time, do the research and the first step begins with acknowledging that this is a vital area of our personal and professional life.


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recruit Patty Mills after a disappointing 2010-11 season. Mills, a Portland Trailblazers and Australian representative player, will return to play with the Tigers as long as the NBA bosses’ lockout continues. Mills decided to return home rather than accept potentially more lucrative European contracts. Mills, an Aboriginal Australian, is widely respected as one of the nation’s finest basketball exports having won the Gaze Medal for the best male international player in 2008 and 2010. He has signed a contract allowing him to return to the US should the lockout conclude before the end of the NBL season. Mills has already excited fans during both the SSC and the recent Australian Olympic qualifier games against New Zealand, leading both in their offensive efforts. Mills hopes he can have an effect on the club’s culture on and off the court and is rallying extra support through the creation of fan group the Ambush Army. With Mills’ entry into the team, Darryl Corletto has been been given exit from his contract to join the NZ Breakers. Corletto has labeled the lack of a positive club culture as one of the reasons for his move to the Breakers. He is continuing in his struggle with the Tigers over whether he should have wages deducted, despite McPeake saying no problems exist.

So far, it has been a hopeful start for Mills and the Tigers. In the SSC, Mills potted 20 points against the Crocs, 17 against the Wollongong Hawks and 13 against the Perth Wildcats. The Olympic qualifier was a first chance for local fans to see point guard Mills in action since 2009. In his first Olympic qualifier in Melbourne, Mills’ skills were on show to the sellout crowd, netting an MVP performance and scoring 20 points for the winning side. Mills says he is looking forward to the challenge of rebuilding the Tigers into a champion team after the club’s disappointing 2010-11 season. “I am very excited about joining the Melbourne Tigers and playing back home in the NBL for a period while the NBA lockout is in place. The Melbourne Tigers has a long history in basketball and I have followed former players such as Andrew Gaze in the past. I look forward to contributing to their program while I am in Melbourne”, Mills says. Basketball Australia CEO, Larry Sengstock, says the signing signals the further growth of the league. “Patty Mills is an NBA player in the prime of his career, and one of Australia’s best basketballers. For him to turn his back on much larger contracts in Europe in order to play here

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elbourne Tigers will be hoping for a big season when they hit the court for their new season at The Cage (State Netball and Hockey Centre) on October 8 against the Sydney Kings. They have a lot to improve on, finishing seventh in the preseason Sunshine State Challenge despite winning two of three games. Perth Wildcats showed why they are being touted as championship contenders, winning the SSC and scoring a dominating win against the Tigers in their opening game. After winning the championship in 2009-10 and losing a semi final to eventual champions in 2010-11, the Perth Wildcats have rightfully positioned themselves as a powerhouse club in the NBL. Despite a mid-season rush of success, the Tigers failed to impress with a 10-18 win-loss record and faced a mid-season sacking of coach Al Westover. Despite some improved results, CEO Seamus McPeake put all club officials on notice, heralding major changes for the side. This season, the team will feature two imports from the Cairns Taipans; Ayinde Ubaka and Ronald Dorsey. Melbournebred guard Daniel Dillon will also return to the team to close out the team’s raid on last year’s runner up. The Tigers will also be resting a lot of their hopes in NBA

Beau Champion was one of the Storm’s stars in 2011.

Patty Mills (right)

in Australia is an amazing vote of confidence in the iiNet NBL Championship”. “This is one of the most significant signings in NBL history

and one which I have no doubt will help us record our third successive year of attendance growth,” Sengstock adds. “For fans to be able to watch a player

of Mills’ ilk at the peak of their powers is a rare opportunity and one which I am sure plenty of people will take up either in person on via our TV broadcasts.”

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espite an amazing season, the Melbourne Storm found themselves watching the NRL Grand Final from afar last Sunday evening. They dominated the league for most of the season, but key losses during the season against eventual Grand Finalists New Zealand Warriors and Manly Sea Eagles ended up biting the Storm when it mattered most: during the finals series. After being undone by the Warriors one win short of a Grand Final berth, Storm coach Craig Bellamy couldn’t hide his disappointment despite attempting to be philosophical about its meaning. The Warriors had beaten the Storm earlier in the season, also at AAMI Park, but most Melburnians held the hope that the Storm could overcome their late season form slump and maybe catch the Warriors in a slump of their own. “Someone’s going to win the premiership next week. It ain’t going to be us. There’s going to be another 15 teams that will miss out as well. But we’ve got a minor so we’ll have to sit on that for twelve months, I suppose,” Storm coach Craig Bellamy says. The Storm’s fate was ironically sealed following a final conversion kick from former Storm player James Maloney. To add to the damage, a large contingent of New Zealand fans were on hand to celebrate the night away and toast their first Grand Final appearance since 2002.

Despite their season form, the Storm failed to recover from their late season loss to the Sea-Eagles that ended in a critical loss and suspension for key playmaker Adam Blair after an old fashioned brawl at Sydney’s Brookvale Oval. Getting knocked out of the competition without the premiership many had presumed was theirs was enough to take the words out of the mouth of the Storm officials in the game’s aftermath. In such a situation, the need to reflect on better times would seem sensible and the Storm will have a lot to come to terms with over the summer break. Last year, the Storm faced having three premierships stripped from them and found themselves relegated to last place for the 2010 season for being guilty of unprecedented salary cap breaches. This year, they have been able to finally add to the now bare trophy cabinet the JJ Giltinan Shield for their minor premiership triumph. 2011 was a clean start with a new squad built around established stars that the Storm were able to retain despite salary cap restrictions, and few had any expectations of great things from the club. “It’s a restoration of pride for the team that few expected at the start of the season. It’s been one hell of a ride,” Bellamy says. “I’m certainly disappointed but at the same time, I said to the players I’m really proud of what they’ve done this year.”

“I don’t care what else comes out of tonight, this club’s come a long way to what we were this time last year,” Bellamy says. “We’ve had a lot of new players come to our club. Half our squad were here last year, and they know how tough it was - no one else would know how tough it was unless you went through it. They’ve given me, they’ve given each other, they’ve given our staff and they’ve given our supporters one hell of a ride this year.” Storm captain Cameron Smith agrees. “We can all be very proud of what we did this year. Not too many people really rated us at the start of the season. Not too many had high expectations of this team or this club,” he says. “But I hope we proved a lot of people wrong with the culture that we have here and why this club is strong and why it is a successful club. I thought our guys were really brave. We defended really well. “I’m shocked that we were beaten. I was really confident coming in to this game tonight. We had a great preparation for the last two weeks. We knew what we had to do to win but it didn’t go our way,” Smith says. But for Storm fans watching the Grand Final, all their success could hardly replace the thought that it wasn’t their team lining up against the Sea Eagles at Telstra Stadium in Homebush. But as Bellamy understatedly admits, “It’s on again next year”.


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