Congratulations to The Community Grocer

A huge congratulations to The Community Grocer, who do excellent work providing affordable fruit and veg for long-income households in Carlton and other suburbs of Melbourne.

Nutrition students at Monash University just wrapped up this year's impact evaluation. 

  • The Community Grocer is serving an increasingly diverse population - 29 different nationalities, up from only 22 last year. 
  • On average, their produce is 60% cheaper than surrounding supermarkets and greengrocers. 
  • 75% of their customers reported that they're able to buy more fruit and veg because of Community Grocer markets.
  • They're promoting healthy connected communities where 83% of shoppers feel more connected to the community!
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No Waste Cooking Workshop

Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre has a Community Gardening Day and No Waste Cooking Workshop coming up this Saturday!

Gardening Starts at 11am. A delicious, nutritious and free lunch will be provided by Open Table at 1pm.

All the details below, get along and get involved!

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Your chance to be part of democracy in action in Melbourne.

Are you passionate about social justice? The environment? Local community issues? Workers' rights? Looking to be part of the solution? Here’s your opportunity to gain first-hand experience volunteering with Melbourne's Lower House Federal and State representatives and make an impact in an exciting Federal election year.

Adam Bandt MP and Ellen Sandell MLA are looking for volunteers to join their teams in Melbourne for the first half of 2019.

The volunteer training program is an opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to the community.

We know skills can be built quickly. Initiative and a thirst for knowledge are the most important qualities we are looking for.  

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Remembering Black Saturday

This week, most Victorians will think back to exactly where they were on Black Saturday.

For many, the memories are still incredibly raw and traumatic.

These are my reflections on this awful day.

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Labor Attempt to Dodge Questions

The Victorian Greens will today move two amendments to the Victorian Parliament Sessional Orders designed to improve democracy during this term of Parliament.

The Andrews Government wants to remove the requirement for ministers to respond adequately to questions during question time.

Previously, if the Speaker felt a response was inadequate, they had the power to direct ministers to provide a written response the following day. Greens deputy leader Ellen Sandell will move to ensure the Speaker retains this power so the government has less opportunity to dodge questions they don't want to answer.

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