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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...

Silence is not an option for First Nations’ content in Australian schools

Authentic and sometimes confronting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content is helping the next generation of Australian teachers...

The longest running nature book award for kids

    My name is Zindzi—you might have seen me on Play School or with my band Zindzi and the Zillionaires. I'm one of the judges for the 2024 Karajia and Environment...

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 and boost academic performance across South Australian schools. A collaboration between the SA...

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BUSINESS / FINANCE

Wireless Internet & Why Your Australian Business Needs It Today and Always.

There are still Australian businesses out there still using wires and cables to meet their Internet needs. There...

EG Funds and Enosi launch first-of-its-kind clean energy matching

EG Funds Management (EG) has announced the launch of clean energy matching to five of its properties in Sydney, enabling the consumption of up to 85% in renewable energy.  The innovative approach utilises regional solar farm generated energy, which is then matched to the energy consumed at EG’s commercial assets in Sydney CBD. The arrangement […]

Invasive Species Council co-founder, Tim Low receives AM for contributions to environmental conservation

The Invasive Species Council is thrilled that Tim Low, co-founder of the Invasive Species Council and esteemed author, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his extraordinary contributions to conservation and environmental education. Mr Low is renowned for his influential books on the importance of the environment and action on invasive species. […]

Endangered wallaby flown to south-west NSW in mission to diversify population

A big leap for a little wallaby Ecologists with Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) travelled interstate on a delicate mission to fly the once believed-to-be extinct Bridled Nailtail Wallaby from eastern central Queensland to south west NSW. The translocation was part of a species management plan to improve the genetic diversity of the reintroduced population at Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary (Barkandji country). Under […]

Canon Oceania launches 2024 Grants Program to improve technological access in Australia

Pictured clockwise (from top L) previous winners Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Hobart Rivulet Platypus and FoodLab Sydney. Canon Oceania is today opening submissions for its 2024 Grants program, with $40,000 available to recipients across Australia and New Zealand. The Grants will support community organisations across Education, Community, and Environment categories, as well as a dedicated First […]
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TOORAK TIMES NEWS

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 legal challenge against the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) for...

Victorian nurses and midwives to hear industrial action ballot result and decide next campaign steps

Victorian public sector ANMF members attended a statewide members meeting on 21 March 2024 and rejected the Victorian...

Seeing Eye Dogs – Matched Giving Day 2024

Matched Giving Day 2024 at Seeing Eye Dogs Melbourne. Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs is hoping the generosity of...

Imam Kamran Tahir will be traveling to Sydney to attend the funeral of Faraz Tahir

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community The Imam of Adelaide's largest mosque, the Mahmood Mosque, Imam Kamran Tahir, will join the funeral...

OPENING OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN MELBOURNE

Mr Pierre-André Imbert, the Ambassador of France to Australia, is pleased to announce the opening of a Consulate General...

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...

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...

New luxury travel and dining experiences across Australia. October Edition.

New boutique hotels and dining experiences continue to open up across Australia. Be first to visit the latest...
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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...

Imam of Perth’s Biggest Mosque will hold a press conference in the wake of last night’s Perth knife attack at 1:30pm today

Imam of Perth's Biggest Mosque will hold a press conference in the wake of last night's Perth knife...

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...

Victorian nurses and midwives to hear industrial action ballot result and decide next campaign steps

Victorian public sector ANMF members attended a statewide members meeting on 21 March 2024 and rejected the Victorian...

Seeing Eye Dogs – Matched Giving Day 2024

Matched Giving Day 2024 at Seeing Eye Dogs Melbourne. Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs is hoping the generosity of...

Imam Kamran Tahir will be traveling to Sydney to attend the funeral of Faraz Tahir

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community The Imam of Adelaide's largest mosque, the Mahmood Mosque, Imam Kamran Tahir, will join the funeral...

OPENING OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN MELBOURNE

Mr Pierre-André Imbert, the Ambassador of France to Australia, is pleased to announce the opening of a Consulate General...

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BUSINESS / FINANCE

Wireless Internet & Why Your Australian Business Needs It Today and Always.

There are still Australian businesses out there still using wires and cables to meet their Internet needs. There...

MVP Print Melbourne – their role in the Green Printing Movement

Welcome to MVP Print Melbourne, your trusted partner in the green printing movement. As an Australian-owned and operated...

4 Industries Where Applications of Satellite Images Makes Difference

Satellite-retrieved pictures, gathered from space by both government and private-sector satellites, serve as a crucial tool for monitoring...

How heavy-duty shelving provides a safe way to increase storage

It’s always uplifting to hear of success stories involving Australian businesses as they wish to take on additional...

11% of VIC employees are quitting due to management issues

people2people Recruitment Reveals Key Insights from Annual Employment and Salary Report people2people Recruitment, a prominent recruitment agency operating in...

Is Narcissistic Abuse the Same Thing as Coercive Control?

CONTENT WARNING. This material may cause distress. Reader discretion advised. Coercive control is a pattern of behaviours, not a...

POLITICS / SOCIETY

‘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...

ONE WEEK TO GO until Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog!

With only a few sleeps to go walkers, joggers and runners are gearing up to participate in the...

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/ENVIRONMENT

‘More Leons needed’: meet our Citizen of Year

A former elite athlete and natural bodybuilder turned mental health advocate has been named Citizen of the Year in the Sunshine Coast Biosphere Community Awards. Leon Stensholm received the honour for his dedication to helping, mentoring, and supporting young people on the Sunshine Coast through his youth centre, Lookout 07. His vision to create the centre emerged […]

Wireless Internet & Why Your Australian Business Needs It Today and Always.

There are still Australian businesses out there still using wires and cables to meet their Internet needs. There...

“Cities have just 2,000 days left to achieve critical sustainability goals,” warns Arcadis in latest report

Top 20 most sustainable cities in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index 2024 Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Index 2024 reveals major disparities in sustainability progress, as cities race to meet 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  Amsterdam takes top spot as most Sustainable City, thanks to strong economic performance, social equity, and renewable energy investment. Maintaining trajectory critical as SDG deadline approaches, with opportunities […]

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

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 furry family members. Pets can feel the stress of a move...

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...

‘If in doubt, don’t go out’: the risks of swimming at unpatrolled beaches this summer

Thinking of swimming at unpatrolled beaches this summer? Don't do it until you know the risks. There's no doubt...

HEALTH| MEDICINE| MIND

5 Anger Management Strategies for Men

Anger is a natural emotion, but when it becomes uncontrollable, it can lead to problems in personal and...

SAVE HOSPITALS AND 000 FOR EMERGENCIES THIS LONG WEEKEND

Victorians should save emergency departments and triple zero for life-threatening emergencies this long weekend as we manage an...

We need to talk about metastatic breast cancer – BCNA’s new media guide

Breast Cancer Network Australia Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) – Australia’s leading voice for people affected by breast cancer...

Australian book industry names adolescent guide Welcome to Sex winner ‘Book of the Year for Older Children’ 

  Hardie Grant Children's Publishing | May 2023  9781760509538 | RRP AU$24.99 The ABIAs celebrate the most successful and impactful...

US FUNDING FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE TREATMENTS TARGETTING THE GUT MICROBIOME

Researchers based at Australia's Translational Research Institute (TRI) have received major funding from the United States Department of...

Can you escape the ‘medical mayhem’ of UniSA’s new immersive teaching experience?

Fluorescent hospital lights, a post-operative patient monitored by machines, and an anxious medical team waiting to sign off...

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

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...

Top 5 Reasons You Should Service Your Heating System

You have been using your heating system for years. You are happy with how it has served you...

Clean Solar Panels with Pressure Washer: Should You or Not?

Solar panels are a great device that absorbs sun rays and offers electricity to many households and businesses....

Choosing the Best Plumber in Frankston: Expertise, Experience, and Excellence

When it comes to plumbing services in Burwood, expertise is key. A professional plumber in Burwood should have...

The Importance of Quality Plumbing Installation: How Geelong Plumbers Ensure Long-lasting Results

In the vibrant city of Geelong, homeowners understand the value of quality craftsmanship in every aspect of their...

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

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...

Visit Searching for Sanctuary

                     WHAT'S ON | DONATE BECOME A MEMBER Opens tomorrow: Searching for...

SWOON SERIES 2024

Amagh Toorak. 226 Kooyong Road Toorak THE Swoon Series as presented by internationally acclaimed/ multi award winning pianist/ composer,...

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

Find your new favourite dish

WHAT'S ON | DONATE BECOME A MEMBER Cookbooks across the ages What did vegetarians eat in the 19th century? Has the art of bread making really changed that much...

Popular Flowers in Melbourne for Every Season

In discussing the myriad flowers that grace Melbourne throughout the year, it's impossible not to feel a profound sense of gratitude for the beauty...

EG Funds and Enosi launch first-of-its-kind clean energy matching

EG Funds Management (EG) has announced the launch of clean energy matching to five of its properties in Sydney, enabling the consumption of up to 85% in renewable energy.  The innovative approach utilises regional solar farm generated energy, which is then matched to the energy consumed at EG’s commercial assets in Sydney CBD. The arrangement […]

Invasive Species Council co-founder, Tim Low receives AM for contributions to environmental conservation

The Invasive Species Council is thrilled that Tim Low, co-founder of the Invasive Species Council and esteemed author, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his extraordinary contributions to conservation and environmental education. Mr Low is renowned for his influential books on the importance of the environment and action on invasive species. […]

Endangered wallaby flown to south-west NSW in mission to diversify population

A big leap for a little wallaby Ecologists with Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) travelled interstate on a delicate mission to fly the once believed-to-be extinct Bridled Nailtail Wallaby from eastern central Queensland to south west NSW. The translocation was part of a species management plan to improve the genetic diversity of the reintroduced population at Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary (Barkandji country). Under […]

Canon Oceania launches 2024 Grants Program to improve technological access in Australia

Pictured clockwise (from top L) previous winners Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Hobart Rivulet Platypus and FoodLab Sydney. Canon Oceania is today opening submissions for its 2024 Grants program, with $40,000 available to recipients across Australia and New Zealand. The Grants will support community organisations across Education, Community, and Environment categories, as well as a dedicated First […]

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