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Royal Humane Society of Australasia 2016 Awards, Melbourne

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15 November 2016 Eighteen Victorians were presented with bravery awards of The Royal Humane Society of Australasia at Government House on Tuesday 15 November 2016. The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria, presented the […]

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When Opera, Fairy Tale & Sign Language Come Together

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7 November 2016 I recently had the great joy of attending and photographing the performance of El Kid by Opera Australia, which was endearing, funny and entertaining! The show was particularly special, however, as it […]

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Melbourne Philanthropist, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty

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In February, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) announced the acquisition of ‘one of the world’s most sought after fashion collections’. Valued at $1.4 million, it includes the most significant French haute couture ever to […]

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Catholic parishes: communities of service

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30 August 2016 About 100 people gathered at Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Cheltenham on Saturday 27 August to participate in Catholic Social Services Victoria’s Reimagining Parish Services Expo. Catholic parishes in Melbourne […]

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Bridge Builders Business Breakfast

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26 August 2016 It was a pleasure to join with Corey Payton of Encore Studio in capturing the 12th Annual Business Breakfast organised by Bridge Builders Youth Organisation. Well, correction. It was actually delivered by […]

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Australian Missionary of Mercy

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8 June 2016 ‘What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all.’ Pope Francis (tweet, 11 May) As part of the […]

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Stanhope Gold Medallist

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Tuesday 24 May 2016 Governor-General Peter Cosgrove presented the 2015 Stanhope Gold Medal to Mr Murray Barnewall of Port Campbell, Victoria, at Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday 24 May. The ceremony took place in the […]

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Infant Viability Bill Rally

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Monday 23 May 2016 About 1500 supporters of the Infant Viability Bill, which is scheduled for debate among Victorian politicians this Wednesday, gathered on the steps of Parliament House on Saturday. They gathered in a […]

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Jason Evert in Melbourne

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20 May 2016 Photos and photo gallery below by Fiona Basile Around 600 people, young and old, gathered in Australian Catholic University’s Cathedral Hall in Fitzroy last night to hear American best-selling author of more […]

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Poet David Whyte on Asking the Beautiful Question

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Invalid Displayed Gallery 6 May 2016 This time last week I was listening, for the first time, to internationally acclaimed poet, philosopher and speaker David Whyte. He wasn’t long into his story-telling and poetry that I thought […]

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