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If you grew up in Melbourne during the 1990s, you probably went on at least one school excursion to the Scienceworks Museum, located in the inner-western suburb of Spotswood. Located in the shadows of the West Gate Bridge and opened in 1992 by then-Premier Joan Kirner, the most memorable part of my primary school visit [...]
I’ve previous written about the history of the Queenscliff-Sorrento car ferry, but today I’m looking at a different ferry service that plied the same route – the passenger ferry that stopped off at Portsea on the way across Port Phillip Bay. Founded in 1953 by local brothers Jack and Harry Farnsworth, the pair commenced operations [...]
With the 2013 Victorian and Federal budgets having been released in the past week, the spotlight is on funding major infrastructure projects across Australia. So how does the government pay for the big infrastructure projects we need to avoid choking on our own growth? And how did we do it in the old days?
It seems that every second month the Victoria Police decide to hold a jaywalking ‘blitz’ in the Melbourne CBD – in the 2011-12 financial year they issued 5690 fines to pedestrians. So what actual offence do the infringement notices have written on them?