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    The Westsider: August, 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.

    MEET SOME OF THE TECHNO PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY

    In May, without warning, Hobsons Bay City Council sent letters to every address telling people to leave their homes immediately or face legal action. 

    SPOTSWOOD’S PIONEER OF MODERN TEXTILE DESIGN

    Frances Burke was Australia’s leading textile designer of the 20th century.

    EDITOR’S NOTE

    I had the honour of meeting some of the Techno Park residents recently, and it’s clear this village provides safe affordable accommodation and that the community is healthy and strong.

    THE EMERALD ÉIRE

    Is six days enough to do a highlights tour of Ireland, as well as meet a hundred cousins in the heart of this still very Catholic country?

    FOOTSCRAY’S HIDDEN HELLENISM TO BE REMEMBERED IN MURAL

    We are projecting ourselves onto the images and symbols that don’t exist anywhere else but here in Australia.

    CHAMPIONS OF THE WEST – MELBA MARGINSON

    Melba remains concerned that the multicultural community often remains unaware that family violence support organisations exist.

    HERITAGE ‘HOVELS’ WON’T PROTECT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

    Maintaining an old house is already costly but insulating an old building to meet future climate is prohibitive.

    YCC HELPING LOCALS LEARN AND EARN

    These courses align with the needs of industry, changing priorities in the workforce and meet emerging skill demands in the economy.

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