Monthly Archives: October 2010

Older parent carers – Life Matters – 21 October 2010 |ABC Radio National

listen now | download audio Peter Kell, Kylie and Evelyn Scott full image The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates there’s 28,000 ageing parents caring for a son or daughter with a disability. Anglicare Sydney has interviewed 300 of them, to … Continue reading

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Housing development plan for Fishermans Bend | Herald Sun – Corrected Version

Stephen McMahon state politics editor From: Herald Sun October 26, 2010 A DOCKLANDS-style development at Fishermans Bend that could house up to 70,000 people is being considered by the Coalition. The plan to open the Port of Melbourne’s land bank … Continue reading

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Autistic students in west miss out | The Age

Jewel Topsfield October 27, 2010 Angela Hickey, with her seven-year-old son Dante Hickey-Sorbello, is worried about the school system for children with autism. Photo: Joe Armao DANTE Hickey-Sorbello, who has autism, talks non-stop about facts. At … Continue reading

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Baillieu pledges to limit city’s high-density zones | The Age

Paul Austin October 25, 2010 TED Baillieu is seeking to paint himself as the saviour of Melbourne’s heritage, pledging to halt what he calls ”Labor’s wrecking ball approach” to planning in the city and suburbs if he wins next month’s state elect… Continue reading

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Brumby in $150m sale | Herald Sun

Sunday Herald Sun 24 October 2010 p.26 Peter Rolfe writes: The Brumby Government has earned more than $102,000 a day selling off public assets such as former schools, police stations, and prime lots of real estate… As opposition leader in 1995 J… Continue reading

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Failing children and families, again The Age

October 22, 2010 A YEAR ago, when Ombudsman George Brouwer reported on Victoria’s child-protection system, The Age summarised his conclusions in this way: ”too much is asked of too few, who are underpaid and overstretched”. As we reported yester… Continue reading

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Cities: Who Decides? | Vancouver’s CityPlan | The Age

Jane-Frances Kelly October 20, 2010 Comments 33 Evidence from abroad shows our city planning approach is all wrong. Big decisions await Australia’s cities. How can we grow while maintaining what is most important to us? How will we be able to move… Continue reading

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