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John Elder Proposals for mosque have demonstrated a rift in attitudes from people living in Bendigo, writes John Elder.
John Elder In the main we get along pretty well, Australians, as long as we don't try to talk to one another about anything complicated.
John Elder There's the mood here of a real estate inspection -- of a grand house lived in by many famous people -- by regular folk who can't afford to buy.
John Elder What Michael Fuller pulls from his briefcase looks like a small piece of plumbing – like something that catches hairballs – but may well represent a levelling of the playing field in...
John Elder If books are all but dead, why has the City of Melbourne built three new libraries in the past three years, with a fourth one in the pipeline? These have been big investments.
John Elder On Thursday, Sam Clark, 14, helped solve a murder.
John Elder Blacksmith Bernie Dingle reminds us all of a gentler time and place, before cars ruled the roads.
John Elder Big wheels keep on turning, hopefully. For Derek Llewellin, at 1.9 metres tall, his is a big wheel indeed -- and one that can fall heavily if he loses his balance, or doesn't brace his body correctly...
John Elder Stand up or look away: why do some people come to the rescue while other witnesses to conflict or disaster stay quiet and look at their shoes? In some cases, a reasonable fear of getting hurt or...
John Elder It's been a month now and Ruby Hoppen, 25, mother of one, has suffered through withdrawal and come out the other side.
John Elder A photo project is recording the kind things young people do for others.
John Elder Baby sleep consultants are doing a roaring trade both in person and online.
So this is Easter: Melbourne faces off at anti-Islam rally as police on horseback hold factions apart
John Elder Hundreds of people washed spit from their faces on Saturday evening after an ugly stand-off at Federation Square between supporters of Reclaim Australia, an anti-Islamic movement, and No Room...
John Elder The least environmentally conscious group in society appears to be from old-school Aussie stock, the Environment Protection Authority of Victoria says.
John Elder Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke's campaign to win back his registration to practise medicine is in disarray following the sudden death of his pro bono counsel and fellow activist Peter Nugent
John Elder A therapy program to care for damaged horses – "equine assisted narrative practice" – benefits both animal and trainer.
John Elder Swamps could be 50 times more effective in battling climate change than rainforests, according to new modelling by Deakin University scientists.
John Elder Just as you marvel at those pioneer mountain climbers who traversed icy slopes in hobnail boots, you can't deny the eye-watering travails of the 1970s tennis star.
John Elder She started playing euchre and 500 with her nan and pop. They used to sneak her into the RSL when she was 14. She doesn't remember money being involved.
John Elder In the Mallee, the days are most beautiful when they're just about to die. The colours are rich, the shadows are long and everything takes on the clarity of nostalgia as the sun lingers, reluctant to...