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    The Westsider: June, 2023

    The Westsider is a not-for-profit, monthly community newspaper, written by volunteers and delivered to hundreds of pick-up points across the inner west each month.

    THE DUNNY DEBATE

    Roads, Rates and Rubbish brings you the great Dunny Debate …. plus, a health emergency declared for the western suburbs.

    COMMUNITY ENVISAGES A FUTURE FOR THE FOOTSCRAY HOSPITAL SITE

    Footscray residents have a vision for the old Footscray Hospital site. Whatta you reckon?

    REGEN WEST: WHAT CAN WE DO WITH LAND SO TOXIC WE CAN’T BUILD ON IT?

    The western suburbs are full of toxic unused  industrial land that can’t be used for homes. But we can transform the land into eco havens.

    AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN FEAR BLEAK FUTURE DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    Nine out of Ten Aussie kids suffer from eco-anxiety!

    THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GRASSLANDS OF MELBOURNE’S WEST

    Victoria’s grasslands are as close to extinction as an ecosystem can get. They once dominated our landscape but only 1% remains and most of that is in poor condition. Read how you can get involved in protecting them for future generations.

    THE ACCIDENTAL EXTREMIST:

    As they get more desperate to have their voices heard, climate change activists have been getting bolder and more creative with their protest methods  … meet one Footscray man who glued himself to a Picasso painting to raise awareness of the dangers of climate change … how far would you go to highlight an issue dear to your heart?

    CHAMPIONS OF THE WEST – GREEN COLLECT

    Social enterprises like Green Collect exist to create a fairer, more sustainable world.

    FACES OF FOOTSCRAY

    Meet @MohamedSemra - Born in Sudan and raised in Melbourne’s west he now works tirelessly to shatter stereotypes around young Australian Africans. Also the CEO of Endeavour Youth Australia and a Young Australian of the Year nominee.

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