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Meet Alexandra Tyquin, a Future Design Leader

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ALEXANDRA TYQUIN is an industrial designer on the rise. From the moment she decided to follow her dream five years after completing year 12, she approached her degree at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne with a determined focus and a drive to … Continue reading

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New identity for Sydney’s underground retail hub

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GRAY PUKSAND has completed the refurbishment of 52 Martin Place for REST Industry Super and Colliers International. This sees the underground concourse and retail hub in the Sydney CBD revitalised for the first time in 25 years. The concourse connects Martin … Continue reading

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Design Tasmania hosts Women In Design 2016

DESIGN TASMANIA hosts the second annual Women In Design colloquium in three weeks time. The weekend event in Launceston will see 12 inspiring women from fields as diverse as editing and writing, archaeology, architecture and design, design education and exhibition curation … Continue reading

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Fabio Biavaschi: Industrial designer and VIVID 2014 award winner

This story was first published in Design Online in December 2014. A LARGE road map of Australia hangs on the wall next to the dining table in industrial designer Fabio Biavaschi’s Brunswick East apartment. It’s in pristine condition and a … Continue reading

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TaikOz tour Crimson Sky

PASSION, joy and discipline radiate from each TaikOz artist throughout their performance of Crimson Sky. When the rolling beat hits you in wave after wave to merge with the aural and visual dynamic of their performance, there is no other … Continue reading

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Greens win Melbourne

IN a West Melbourne warehouse on election night, Australian Greens MP Adam Bandt reclaimed the seat of Melbourne ahead of the Labor candidate Cath Bowtell and Liberal candidate Sean Armistead. With a DJ in one corner, a bar in the … Continue reading

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Bloggers beware – the net tightens on social media

First published in Mojo January 2013. BLOGGERS, Tweeters and Facebookers beware. You might think your online chatter is as harmless as a conversation down the pub. But media laws – as strict as those that apply to newspapers, radio and … Continue reading

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Urgent appeal to save diabetes trial

First published in Mojo October 2012 SPECIALISTS developing a vaccine to prevent diabetes fear their funding could be cut due to slow participation in a medical trial. Unless 6000 new participants can be found, the intra nasal vaccine trial (INIT … Continue reading

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Spike in Boroondara liquor licences

BOROONDARA residents have approved every liquor licence application since June 2004. Between March 2010 and December last year, all 19 liquor licence applications for cafes and restaurants were granted by the City of Boroondara A decade earlier, between 2000 and … Continue reading

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Fractured and flawed $billion remote housing spend

A NATIONAL program to improve living standards of remote indigenous communities has seen policy commissioners resign and receive threats of jail if they divulge the content of commission meetings. The five-member National Policy Commission on Indigenous Housing was announced by … Continue reading

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