I’m a regular reader of Ben Sandilands’s Plane Talking blog, where the topic of “conscience money” was recently brought up. So what is it? The dictionary definition is as follows: Money paid because of feelings of guilt, especially about a payment that one has evaded So how common was it in Australia? Back on the […]
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Come the first of January 2014, Victorians will no longer need to affix registration labels to their car windscreens – VicRoads is finally abolishing them. We aren’t the first state to do, which presented some troubles when neighbouring South Australia did away with them in 2012…
Here is Ascot Vale station, one of two hundred and something railway stations located on Melbourne’s suburban railway network. So what happens if we jump back about 100 years in our trusty time machine?
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?
On 28th March 2013 a neglected wall at the CUB Brewery site fell onto Swanston Street, killing three pedestrians. So how many other abandoned buildings around Melbourne are at risk of falling over? I found one at the corner of Abbotsford Street and Flemington Road in North Melbourne recently, attracted by the ‘Wheelwright’ and ‘Shoeing Forge’ signs on the facade.