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10 years on Image

10 years on

March 2009, Issue 40
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Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update Image

Chamber update

The Summer Campaign
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Docklander Image

Docklander

Mona’s enjoying her upside down life
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Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
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Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Flexibility, mobility and wellbeing
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Letters Image

Letters

Well done Sam
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

70 years later, family business still suits
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Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Boom, boom, bust and out -
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Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

She’s the boss, and I like it!
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SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Energy vulnerable vertical villages?
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Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
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We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Cladding, short-stays and rooming
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Letters to the Editor - March 2016

03 Mar 2016

Clean up the graffiti

It is becoming obvious that the vandalism called “graffiti” is rife in our area with no attempt to clean it up. Many buildings, walls and public areas are being degraded by this wilful damage and it is giving our region a reputation we do not deserve.

Travelling around Melbourne there are offending pockets. But everything from the bridge over the Yarra, the walls around Etihad Stadium, fences and public buildings have this unsightly mess all over them.

There is a big push to recycle and respect the environment but no one is cleaning up this visual pollution.

I have heard comments that the youth are just expressing themselves. Well as far as I am concerned they should do it at their home.

The council needs to go out and clean up plus police should charge offenders with “wilful damage”. The courts need to convict offenders so they start to understand that this kind of action will have long-term effects on their futures.

Chris Sweetman

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