Ravenhall Correctional Centre provides a six-week YMCA ReBuild program that helps young men avoid a return to prison.

    Tony Svehla: A pioneer of Melbourne’s early dance and DJ scene 

    If you went to one of the big parties at Shed 16 in Docklands back in the norties or 2000’s chances are you enjoyed a set by DJ Tony Svelha.

    The heart of the west

    Organisations like West Welcome Wagon began to help new arrivals and need our help.

    CHAMPIONS OF THE WEST – Andy Moutray-Read

    When Andy Moutray-Read left England, their loss was Melbourne's gain.

    Community united in the call for better buses in Melbourne’s western suburbs 

    Community members from across Melbourne’s West gathered on Thursday 14th March, alongside local and state government representatives to ask the question ‘Why is the West still waiting for Better Buses in 2024?’

    CHAMPIONS OF THE WEST – Liliana Bravo, Casa Bonita Lifestyle

    After getting her business up and running, Liliana Bravo, a Colombian-born and raised woman, is determined to pass on everything she has learned.

    Q&A with local wrestler and Western Rainbow Award recipient Chris Gooden

    Chris Gooden is well known in the west as the owner and friendly front man of Seddon Deadly Sins, which is more to Chris than just a cafe.

    Muslims of Victoria: Stories of migration, community and home making

    The Pubic Records Office are looking for Muslim people to interview about their experiences of migration, settlement, home making and civic participation.

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