Objects of curiosity

In a whirr of costumes and movement, Dandenong Primary School students are hitting the big stage as part of an international art exhibition. The students, with artist-educator Kym Maxwell, are taking on the roles of frogs, ravens, trees and a scientist for a live performance at the Shapes of Knowledge event at Monash University Museum […]

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Learning the value of libraries

Ever-inquisitive Maroulla Radisavic loves a library. A regular at Dandenong library, she says it’s a place not only to read up on her varied interests and curiosities. The library has offered her a variety of poetry and art workshops, computer and printing services and been a hub for meeting the like-minded. “It’s something we do […]

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ALP pledge for asylum seekers

Federal Labor, if elected to Government this year, has vowed to reverse the stripping of welfare payments from asylum seekers living in the community. At a forum in Dandenong on 8 February, opposition immigration and border protection spokesman Shayne Neumann announced the commitment. He slammed the Government’s “arbitrary, unjustified and haphazard” cutting of Status Resolution […]

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Police investigate fake letter-drop

Police are investigating fake letters headed with the Greater Dandenong Council logo purporting to introduce ‘sharia’-influenced by-laws. Greater Dandenong commander Mark Langhorn said the letters had been placed in residents’ letterboxes across the southern suburbs since late last week. “We want to assure the community that we have consulted with the council and the contents […]

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Pizzas built on ‘white gold’

Pizza dough recipes are often a close-guarded secret. Fathers don’t even hand down recipes to their sons, says ‘Kappa’ – the head chef and co-owner of Oro Bianco, Dandenong’s latest Italian fine-dining mecca. As a child apprentice, he was able to winkle out a few “bits and pieces” from masters in kitchens back in Italy. […]

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Council denounces fake ’sharia law’ letter

A letter headed with the Greater Dandenong Council logo and purporting to introduce ‘sharia’ by-laws has been denounced as a hoax. Dated 1 February or “25 Jumma 1404”, the “public notice” was hand-delivered across Melbourne, announcing a list of 10 by-laws applying from 1 April. They included a ban on serving and consuming alcohol and […]

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