Tag Archives: Melbourne

The Lucky Country making its own luck

Australia may be the self-titled Lucky Country, but the thing about luck is that that you make your own, and Australia seems to be doing pretty well at it.  Continue reading

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Trump wins with Melbourne’s hipster as metrosexual man fades

The hipster has replaced metrosexual man and favours the local over the global; the simple over the modern. Does the hipster represent themes that elected Trump? Continue reading

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Mateship and diggers: will ANZAC values survive as Australian values?

Many Australians identify themselves as being a “digger” – a straightforward bloke who have strong bonds of mateship. But will these World War 1 values survive as Australian values? Continue reading

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Life on show; life on the beach

Life on the beach can be a kaleidoscope of people and activity. It is life on show for us all to embrace. Continue reading

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Escape to Melbourne and a changing city

Escape Rooms are an Asian phenomenon increasingly popular in Melbourne. Will Melbourne’s CBD change to suit young people who don’t want to go the pub? Continue reading

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Liveable Melbourne: superior, pretentious…pleasant

Melbourne is the world’s most liveable – most pleasant – city. Yet my favourite part is the only bit that Melburnians rate as inferior. Continue reading

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The importance of place in Australia

I was wearing my kilt because it was the heaviest piece of clothing that I had, although the previous day when I had got on the plane from Cambodia was also the day when my country, Scotland, was voting to … Continue reading

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