Werribee, Hoppers Crossing Tobacco Store Wars Rage On
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by Editorial Team
1d ago
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Melbourne’s southwest became the backdrop for yet another episode in the ongoing saga of illicit tobacco trade conflict. The first incident unfolded at a tobacconist on Tarneit Rd in Werribee around 4 am. The assailants, reportedly wielding a car as their weapon of choice, forcibly breached the establishment’s defenses by ramming into the front security roller shutter. Their brazen attempt to escalate the situation further by setting the store ablaze was fortunately thwarted. However, the perpetrators managed to elude capture, fleeing the scene on foot, l ..read more
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The Digital Overload: When Technology Takes Over Children’s Lives
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by Glora Rowbottom
1d ago
While smartphones, tablets, and computers offer unprecedented convenience and connectivity, there is a growing need to reexamine our relationship with these devices. Here are compelling reasons and statistics to consider slowing down and fostering a healthier interaction with technology, especially for our children. The Impact on Social Interactions and Family Life The rise in smartphone use has correlated with a decline in face-to-face social interactions. It’s not just about missing out on personal connections; 32% of individuals admit they spend more time with their technological devices th ..read more
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Should Ex Partners Be Friends? Why It’s Often Unwise
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by Matthew Giannelis
1d ago
Staying friends with an ex is more common than you’d expect. But what about your current partner? Do they get a say in this? Would you feel jealous if your significant other was still friends with someone from their past? While the idea of maintaining a friendship post-breakup can seem appealing, it often brings with it a host of complications, particularly when new relationships are involved. The challenges range from potential emotional turmoil to issues of respect and boundaries, making it clear that, for the majority of people, staying friends with an ex is not advisable. A study highlight ..read more
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Perth Resident Dominates Aircraft Noise Complaints, A Staggering 20,716
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by Matthew Giannelis
1w ago
A single resident living under a flight path in Perth, Western Australia, has become the focal point of Australia’s aviation noise discourse. Surpassing all expectations, this individual’s relentless complaints accounted for nearly half of the country’s aircraft noise reports in 2023, raising eyebrows and sparking conversations nationwide. Data released by Airservices Australia paints a striking picture of the situation. Out of a total of 51,589 complaints lodged throughout the country, a staggering 20,716 originated from the Perth resident alone. The disproportionate volume of complaints has ..read more
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Cyber Safety for Children: A Cyberbully Guide For Parents
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by Matthew Giannelis
1M ago
Children are increasingly exposed to the vast world of the internet, which brings both opportunities and risks. As parents, it’s crucial to understand how to keep our children safe online. From cyberbullying to exposure to inappropriate content, the internet presents various challenges that require proactive measures. Cyber Predators One of the most chilling realities we face is the presence of cyber predators. These are individuals who use the anonymity of the internet to prey on our kids, exploiting their innocence and trust. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, knowing that someone out there mi ..read more
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OfficeWorks Werribee Gets A Boost With Fresh, New-Look Store Opening 29 April
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by Matthew Giannelis
1M ago
After serving the Werribee community for 22 years, Officeworks Werribee has temporarily closed its doors for a planned refurbishment to improve the shopping experience for its customers. In a first of its kind for the retailer, this is the first Officeworks store to ever have a refurbishment take place while closed, with the fresh, new-look store opening back to the community on 29 April 2024.  The refurbished store’s 1,323 sqm selling floor will offer an increased product range including expanding from three to eight self-serve printers to enhance efficiency in the store’s Print and Crea ..read more
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Werribee’s Kelly Park Centre To Face Demolition Stirring Emotions And Criticism
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by Editorial Team
1M ago
Wyndham City Council’s decision to demolish the beloved Kelly Park Centre in Werribee has ignited a firestorm of emotions and sparked intense scrutiny. Once a vibrant hub of community activity and connection, the centre fell victim to a devastating fire on June 26, 2022, leaving behind a charred shell of what was once a cherished gathering place. Residents, already reeling from the loss, were further dismayed by the lack of communication from the council regarding the centre’s condition and potential asbestos hazards. It took relentless efforts from a concerned resident, armed with photograp ..read more
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Greens Take On Coles And Woolies To Cut The Cost Of Living
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by Matthew Giannelis
1M ago
The Greens have pointed fingers at retail giants Coles and Woolworths, alleging that they are profiteering at the expense of consumers by engaging in blatant price gouging. The accusation comes amidst a backdrop of soaring profits reported by the two supermarket giants, even as consumers grapple with the burden of escalating living costs. Highlighting the disparity between consumers’ financial strain and the hefty profits reaped by Coles and Woolworths, The Greens have condemned the practices of these corporations, labeling them as contributors to the ongoing cost of living crisis. “Big corpor ..read more
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Melbourne Youth Worker Les Twentyman Dies Age 76
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by Editorial Team
1M ago
The echoes of tributes resound through the streets, a symphony of gratitude for a man who was more than just a figure but a force of nature. Les, with his boundless energy and unwavering dedication, stood as a beacon of hope in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Through the Les Twentyman Foundation, he transformed the lives of countless young souls, reaching out with a hand of support and guidance when all seemed lost. His foundation, a fortress of love and empowerment, became a sanctuary for those who had nowhere else to turn. But it wasn’t just bricks and mortar that made his legacy endure; i ..read more
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Wyndham Free Palestine Action Group Rallies For Ceasefire At Local State Member’s Office
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by Matthew Giannelis
1M ago
In a fervent display of solidarity, a community organisation committed to amplifying the voices of Palestinians, continues its tireless efforts in advocating for the rights and freedom of the Palestinian people. Through events, rallies, educational initiatives, and community outreach, Wyndham for Palestine seeks to amplify the voices of Palestinians and promote solidarity in their quest for self-determination and human rights. Ms. Measham, along with her fellow Wyndham residents, Mehak Sheikh, Alisha Saiyed, and Jazeer Nijamudeen, stand as the co-founders of Wyndham for Palestine. Their collec ..read more
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