This week, we’re talking about the Homeless Ban in the City of Melbourne, where a proposal has been put forward to basically ban people from sleeping in the CBD. It’s an ongoing part of Melbourne’s campaign against homeless people (rather than homelessness). Beneath the fold we’ve got further reading and some action points.
Lurking in East Melbourne, opposite the Eye and Ear Hospital, is the Fire Services Museum of Victoria. Many times, I’ve gone past on the tram and thought, “Wow, we really need to visit for important No Award reasons!”
Good news, Stephanie and I finally made it! And it was every bit as
bizarre amazing as we hoped.
Or, how not to do regional promotion.
This is a new feature that we’ll be running over summer, assuming that we actually get a summer, seeing as how Melbourne’s Climate Change Dystopia currently allows us one warm, sunny day per week.
(Seriously, it’s late October, and I’m still using my electric blanket. Come on, Melbourne, what are you doing?)
Swimming pool reviews: not just an elaborate excuse to visit the Harold Holt Swim Centre.
Yesterday was shockingly windy, but I had to leave the house for a Continuum programming meeting (aka eating a steak sandwich with a friend while we made plans and took notes and scribbled things like “THIS PANEL CANNOT RUN WITHOUT MAJORITY ASIAN PANELISTS” in our spreadsheets).
And since I was in the city anyway, I managed to knock some places off my to-do-one-day list: the Koorie Heritage Trust, and the Moving Tongues exhibit at the City Library.
This is two weeks because Liz didn’t post this last week; she was too busy having fun in the world (legit).
Melbourne is a wonderful city with an extensive public transport network and traffic infrastructure.
Which means there are plenty of opportunities for things to go hilariously wrong. (“Hilarious” in the sense of there being no serious injuries, we’re not complete monsters.) Here’s a round-up of recent events:
First Dog on the Moon’s comedy show covered, among other things, the power of cartoons to change the world. Accordingly, No Award’s account of the evening is hereby presented in cartoon form. (With description at the end for people using screenreaders.)
aka, Steph indulges in some transportation infrastructure nerd business at this weekend’s New Preston Tram Depot Community Open Day.