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DANDENONG

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019

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Little day of big fun By Danielle Kutchel There was fun for the whole family, but most of all the littlies, at Greater Dandenong’s Little Day Out. Held on Sunday 6 October, it was the headline event of the Greater Dandenong Children’s Festival 2019. Activities included yoga for kids, rock climbing, free rides for kids and community group activities. This year, the Children’s Festival celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a space theme, including cooking classes where kids could bake galaxy cookies, movie nights featuring classics like ET, and even a space station make out of recycled products.

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A Dandenong-based recycler - and contractor of Greater Dandenong Council - is under investigation for alleged wage theft from asylum seekers. Polytrade Pty Ltd is being investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman after allegations of unsafe worksites and wafe theft of about $1

million were raised by the Australian Workers Union (AWU), as recently reported in The Age. The company processes kerbside recycling for several councils, including Greater Dandenong which has made a nation-leading stance on behalf of asylum seekers. AWU state secretary Ben Davis said the majority of the 40 alleged underpaid workers were

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Dandenong Star Journal - 15th October 2019  

Dandenong Star Journal - 15th October 2019