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KHT Celebrates NAIDOC Week

7 – 14 July 2024 The 2024 National NAIDOC Week theme is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud. The...

ASIC’s Centrepay Ban Against First Nations People Set for Landmark Racial Discrimination Legal Challenge

Urban Rampage, a key retailer for First Nations people in remote communities, is poised to launch a landmark...

Mastering the Digital Landscape: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

In today’s rapidly evolving digital age, manufacturers must leverage innovative digital marketing strategies to stay competitive and grow their businesses. The shift from traditional marketing methods to digital platforms...

OPINION PIECE – NAIDOC WEEK A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS

This opinion piece by Science & Technology Chief Executive Officer Ryan Winn was published in The Australian on 11 July 2024. It's NAIDOC Week – a chance to recognise and...

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BUSINESS / FINANCE

Mastering the Digital Landscape: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

In today’s rapidly evolving digital age, manufacturers must leverage innovative digital marketing strategies to stay competitive and grow...

Sircel secures $5m impact investment from Kilara Capital

Funding to boost national expansion and Australia’s most advanced solar panel recycling facility Australia’s largest e-waste processor, Sircel, has secured a $5 million capital injection from impact investor Kilara Capital to drive  its national expansion and processing capabilities on its mission to solve the global e-waste crisis. Attracted to the Australian owned green technology company’s proven […]

Improving fish habitats for Saltwater Creek, Cairns

OzFish Cairns is restoring Saltwater and Lilly Creeks in urban Cairns to aid in fish passage and breeding OzFish Unlimited The Cairns Chapter of OzFish Unlimited will receive $1.5 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Urban Rivers and Catchments Program. The funding will allow the members of the Cairns Chapter of OzFish Unlimited to […]

New solutions to keep drinking water safe as pesticide use skyrockets worldwide

Water scientists from Australia and China have proposed a more effective method of removing organic pesticides from drinking water, reducing the risk of contamination and potential health problems. A 62% rise in global pesticide use in the past 20 years has escalated fears that many of these chemicals could end up in our waterways, causing […]

First Nations Finance Corporation named Sustainability Leader by Australian Financial Review

FNFC has been recognised for its innovative social commercial enterprise model focused on creating more roles for First Nations people within Australia’s Finance sector  First Nations Finance is thrilled to announce it has been selected as a ‘Leader’ by the Australian Financial Review for the Banking, Insurance, Superannuation & Financial Services category in the 2024 […]
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TOORAK TIMES NEWS

Football spectators giving free kick to racist bigots

Most football fans who have witnessed racism among fellow spectators at sporting matches in recent years have failed to report it, a new University of South Australia study has...

Dutton to ‘force poisons’ onto the lands of Traditional Owners, can’t be trusted with nuclear

Queensland Conservation Council strongly opposes the introduction of nuclear power into Australia, and calls on opposition Leader Peter...

Thousands of Australians call for an end to rapid population growth

Many well-known and respected names such as Dick Smith AO, economist Leith van Onselen and Emeritus Professor Ian...

St Kilda Festival 2024 : Launched!

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, St Kilda Film Festival supports the Australian film...

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT REVIEW SPEED LIMITS

The Victorian Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Parliamentary Committee has backed RACV’s calls to reduce the speed limit when passing...

Local VIC pup Violet takes out #OZTOPDOG – Top Office Dog 2023

people2people Recruitment proudly unveils the winners and runner-ups of...

Why You Should Discover Darwin – A Tropical Wonder of Australia

Nestled along the breathtaking coast of Australia's northern frontier...

Number of children without critical social protection increasing globally

Joint ILO-UNICEF report Multiple crises set to plunge more children into poverty creating an urgent need to scale-up social...

AN EVENING WITH RICHARD DAWKINS – TOURING NEXT MONTH

AUSTRALIAN HOSTS ANNOUNCED: Friday 17 February – Plenary, Melbourne Professor Peter Singer Saturday 18 February – Darling Harbour Theatre, Sydney friendlyjordies Tuesday 21 February...

A Difficult Year? Here’s an Easy Way to Cheer Yourself Up

“When will things get back to normal?” If this is a question you’ve been asking yourself lately, you’re...

ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY PLACES CREATES WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTRE

  Victoria University's (VU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker today welcomes Federal Minister for Education Jason Clare's announcement, allocating 20,000...
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KICK OFF YOUR TIME AT ONLINE RETAILER!

The Countdown Is On To The Retro Olympics Party! It’s time to dust off those old school trackies and...

Vic govt urged to lift targets on social housing redevelopments

Victoria’s peak body for community housing is encouraging the State Government to aim higher and boost the number...

4 Dead in Broadmeadows Home

  Police have found what appears to be drug paraphernalia at a home in Melbourne's north ern suburbs, where...

Toorak’s Maribel: from Colombia to the Ison Road Overpass

Women in Engineering Day - 23 June Maribel Gomez perfectly reflects the diversity of the talented team delivering the...

Football spectators giving free kick to racist bigots

Most football fans who have witnessed racism among fellow spectators at sporting matches in recent years have failed...

Dutton to ‘force poisons’ onto the lands of Traditional Owners, can’t be trusted with nuclear

Queensland Conservation Council strongly opposes the introduction of nuclear power into Australia, and calls on opposition Leader Peter...

Thousands of Australians call for an end to rapid population growth

Many well-known and respected names such as Dick Smith AO, economist Leith van Onselen and Emeritus Professor Ian...

St Kilda Festival 2024 : Launched!

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, St Kilda Film Festival supports the Australian film...

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT REVIEW SPEED LIMITS

The Victorian Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Parliamentary Committee has backed RACV’s calls to reduce the speed limit when passing...

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BUSINESS / FINANCE

Mastering the Digital Landscape: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

In today’s rapidly evolving digital age, manufacturers must leverage innovative digital marketing strategies to stay competitive and grow...

KICK OFF YOUR TIME AT ONLINE RETAILER!

The Countdown Is On To The Retro Olympics Party! It’s time to dust off those old school trackies and...

Entries to Smart50 Awards open for 2024

Launch of the Smart50 Awards 2024, the premier business awards that have been running since 2007. High-profile...

Big Step Forward for NSW’s New England Renewable Energy Zone

NSW is powering ahead to become a clean energy superpower with the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ)...

How this Toorak local started her own international skincare collection

Amy Zapantis: Founder of Amatus Skin In my early days, I had always been fascinated by beauty and skincare...

Home building approvals increase from decade-low levels

"Building approvals for new homes increased by 5.5 per cent in the month of May 2024," stated HIA...

POLITICS / SOCIETY

Secrecy offences: reform is needed

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Mr Jake Blight, has completed an independent review of key secrecy offences;...

‘The Well’ – A St Kilda Sanctuary

‘The Well’ is situated at 12B Chapel Street, St Kilda.  Nestled between the old Presbyterian mansion (Windana) and...

ASIC’s Centrepay Ban Against First Nations People Set for Landmark Racial Discrimination Legal Challenge

Urban Rampage, a key retailer for First Nations people in remote communities, is poised to launch a landmark...

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/ENVIRONMENT

Unlocking quality corporate insights into SDGs progress

Jointly issued by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact Updated analysis tool on the SDGs and underlying targets to enable businesses to improve reporting on the Global Goals An updated online database, Business reporting on the SDGs: An analysis of the Goals and Targets, was made available today to improve business reporting on the […]

Sustainable buildings: Beyond solar panels and water tanks

Liz Harrison, Fixed Interest Strategist – ESG at Janus Henderson Investors, discusses how green finance can help to create sustainable buildings and explores the different types of investments available to investors in this sector. Key takeaways: The development of new buildings and, once completed, the energy consumption of these buildings are huge contributors to global […]

OPINION PIECE – NAIDOC WEEK A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS

This opinion piece by Science & Technology Chief Executive Officer Ryan Winn was published in The Australian on...

SPORT

National Museum partners with the Olympic Museum on vibrant new exhibition

The youth-focused sports and disciplines of 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing feature in...

VRC Kennedy Oaks Lunch 2023

The annual VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch 2023 – a time-honoured tradition on the Melbourne Cup Carnival social...

“Revealed – Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes” on Stan Australia

  DANIELLE LAIDLEY TELLS HER STORY IN EXTRAORDINARY NEW STAN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY PREMIERING 19 SEPTEMBER 2023 "Revealed - Danielle Laidley:...

TOORAK TIMES LIFESTYLE

5 GRAVE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN MOVING INTERSTATE IN AUSTRALIA

Moving into a new location may undoubtedly be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. However, difficulties are inevitable with any significant life transition, and it is easy to make errors....

Top Tips For Moving With Pets: Ensuring A Smooth Transition For Your Furry Friends

Moving house is a significant event, and it’s essential to consider the impact it will have on your...

Navigating Pet Travel: A Guide to Pet Travel Services

Travelling with pets can be both exciting and challenging, requiring careful planning and consideration to make sure the...

Mums Deserve More Than Roses: Unique Floral Gifts for Mother’s Day 2024 in Australia

Mother's Day is a cherished occasion to honour the extraordinary women who have shaped our lives with love,...

FIRE: 48 Major Road, Fawkner 3060

  Police and firefighters were called to CVT at Fawkner this morning, after reports of a ram raid and...

HEALTH| MEDICINE| MIND

NEW VAPING LAWS TO COMMENCE 1 JULY 2024

The Therapeutic Goods and Other Legislation Amendment (Vaping Reforms) Act 2024 will take effect on 1 July 2024, following passage...

Disability Advocates Remind Australia that Legislation Change is Not Required to Fix Much of What is Needed to Get NDIS Right

Mr River Night and Developing Australian Communities Leading National Disability Sector Advocate Co-founder at Developing Australian Communities Public Officer at the...

4 Dead in Broadmeadows Home

  Police have found what appears to be drug paraphernalia at a home in Melbourne's north ern suburbs, where...

Monash Experts: Victorian pill testing trial

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan has announced a pill testing trial for Victoria. “It doesn’t make pills legal but it does...

Why You Should Prioritise Sleep for Better Health

A good night's sleep is essential for maintaining your overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, many factors can affect...

Weight loss: Go nuts or go home

Whether they're sprinkled on your morning cereal or kept for an afternoon snack, a handful of nuts could...

EAT AND DRINK

5 Surprising Reasons to Sip on Decaffeinated Tea

Tea lovers rejoice! While many of us relish that energizing jolt from our morning cuppa, there's something to...

7 Ways to Promote Your Restaurant in Australia

Australia's culinary scene is fiercely competitive and it takes more than great food to stand out. It requires...

Newly released 2024 Wine Industry Directory becomes pivotal data source for a challenged grape and wine sector 

Long regarded as a crucial resource for wine professionals, the brand-new edition of the Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry...

FIRE: Shimmers Bar & Lounge, Cranbourne 3977

A licenced business in Cranbourne has been completely destroyed by a suspicious fire. It's understood that on Monday 29...

Melbourne’s Coffee Culture: A Caffeine Lover’s Guide to the Top 10 Cafés

Introduction: Brewing the Perfect Cup in Melbourne's Coffee Haven Melbourne, often hailed as the coffee capital of Australia, boasts...

WSET Level 2 in Wines

We are a specialist female-run wine education business with new WSET courses coming up before the end of...

AROUND THE HOUSE

Father & Son Dead in Donvale House Fire

Father; Calvin Reeder and his son Brendon, were killed in their Donvale house as it went up in...

Three Reasons to Hire Regional Removalists in Australia to Ensure Your Move Goes Smoothly

Undertaking a commercial or residential property move can often be one of the largest projects that you will...

Biophilic Design & Lighting

Biophilic lighting design integrates natural elements into lighting fixtures and architectural schemes, creating a seamless connection between indoor...

8 Alternatives to Engineered Stone Benchtops

With the growing awareness of the risks associated with silica in materials, and with engineered stone being banned...

How Energy Providers Simplify Your Move

Moving to a new home can be both exciting and challenging too. Among the many things you need...

5 GRAVE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN MOVING INTERSTATE IN AUSTRALIA

Moving into a new location may undoubtedly be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. However, difficulties are inevitable with...

DESTINATIONS

Learning how to learn: How SA school children can achieve long-term success

Strategic thinking and problem solving is at the heart of a new study that aims to improve learning...

Travel Ideas for Caravans That Will Keep You and Your Mobile Home Safe and Secure

As the allure of the open road calls, leaving on a motorhome journey guarantees an excursion loaded up...

The Allure of Living in Manly

Manly, the picturesque suburb nestled on Sydney's northern beaches, stands as a beacon of coastal living and a...

Puffing Billy – The little train that does. . . .

Victoria is blessed with attractions for locals, interstate and overseas visitors, but there is one which never fails...

Luxury Caravans for a 5-Star Experience

Caravaning is more than just the destination. It’s more about the experience than anything else. And for that,...

Hunter Valley Unplugged: Embarking on an Authentic Australian Wine Country Experience

We all need a welcome change from our daily routines. Stepping out of our cities and comfort zones,...

FASHION + STYLE

Tall Crown Prince Melbourne Based Bespoke Mad Hatter

To me, hats used to be the pinnacle of elegance and style. Sadly, nowadays hats are mainly mass-produced...

Elle Macpherson returns to the catwalk after 16 years for the PayPal Runway

PayPal is bringing iconic Australian supermodel, Elle Macpherson, back to the catwalk for the first time in 16...

Sparkle with a Conscience: Why You Should Consider A Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring

 When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, the diamond often takes centre stage. However, in recent years,...

Discover the Comfort of Reebok Classic Shoes: A Must-Have in Your Footwear Collection

Reebok Classic shoes stand as an enduring embodiment of the perfect fusion between style and comfort. Hailing from...

VRC Kennedy Oaks Lunch 2023

The annual VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch 2023 – a time-honoured tradition on the Melbourne Cup Carnival social...

The Evolution of Style: Embracing Cargo Shorts for Women

Cargo shorts have long been a staple in the wardrobes of many, especially for those who value comfort...

ARTS + CULTURE

Frosted – A Winter Spectacular [Melb]

Embark on a journey into an enchanted frost-laden realm at Frosted – A Winter Spectacular. Celebrating Christmas in...

Getting a handle on it: Solving the mystery of figurines recovered from the wreck of the Dunbar

Australian National Maritime Museum The Conservation team at the Australian National Maritime Museum have solved the mystery surrounding the...

Prehistoric Bayside and Megan Cope: Water is life exhibitions open this Saturday 

Exhibition dates: 29 June to 25 August 2024. Megan Cope: Water is life presents a selection of recent works by Quandamooka...

EDUCATION

Learning how to learn: How SA school children can achieve long-term success

Strategic thinking and problem solving is at the heart of a new study that aims to improve learning...

Demystifying ATAR Scores: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank

Navigating the final years of secondary education can be a daunting experience for students, educators, and parents alike....

Unlocking Potential: Exploring the Essential Role of Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (ECE) plays a vital role in developing a child's cognitive, social, and emotional capabilities during...

Latest Articles

POMONA is coming, view the trailer!

Pomona grabs you and doesn’t let go. It makes you lean into its twists and turns even as you want to look away. In an...

Use your noodle and burn up the fat

Why are the Food Gods so mean to us? I put leftover street-food noodles in my guesthouse room’s little fridge overnight for ants-proofing, and what...

Just sling a hammock (vertically) and you’re home

How’s this for a perfect, little one-bedder? Shady trees, garden view, shade-cloth patio for al fresco dining, low energy costs, easy cleaning. Just needs a li’l...

Mad as a Cute Snake wins Best Kids’ Show at Melb Fringe! Playing at Theatre Works until Saturday 5th Oct

BEST KIDS' SHOW | MELBOURNE FRINGE 2019 - MAD AS A CUTE SNAKE BY AMELIA EVANS & DAN GIOVANNONI MUST CLOSE SATURDAY OCT 05   Mad as a Cute...

Gasworks Arts Park presents Paint Out, an open-air, live painting experience.

On Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 November, Albert Park’s community arts gem Gasworks Arts Park is hosting a brand new visual arts event, Paint Out - a visual symphony of colour,...

Artefact Theatre Co. presents Much Ado About Nothing

Artefact Theatre Co. is proud to announce the cast for their late October production of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. With a unique slant,...

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