100-YEAR-OLD ANZAC FOOTAGE PUBLISHED BY NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has published a selection of early 20th century films and songs online, to commemorate Anzac Day 2017. Highlights include a ‘mimic warfare’ training exercise in Sydney’s Moore Park, (with children running on the training battlefield); returned soldiers recovering in hospitals and supporting enlistment campaigns, and a 1916 cinema ad asking Australians to ‘carve’ Anzac Day ‘deep-cut in the Calendar of Time’. Also featured are images of Edward VIII, then Prince of Wales, decorating Australian soldiers in France, as well as an…

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Primary School students to participate in activities beyond learning

Wyndhamcity.com approached the organisers of Primary School Dance Competition (PSDC) an upcoming dance competition for primary school students to be held in August 2017, below are some of the details provided by Archana Koorthy, the director of PSDC. After the great success of HSDC 2015 and 2016, we are pleased to bring you the Primary School Dance Competition 2017 (PSDC 2017). PSDC is a freestyle dance competition with the aim to encourage students to participate in activities beyond learning. “It is a platform to promote teamwork, boost confidence levels and…

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PUTTING AUSTRALIAN WORKERS FIRST

The Turnbull Government will safeguard Australian jobs by abolishing the Subclass 457 Visa for foreign workers and creating a new temporary visa restricted to critical skills shortages. This will ensure Australian workers are given the absolute first priority for jobs, while businesses will be able to temporarily access the critical skills they need to grow if skilled Australians workers are not available. The Subclass 457 Visa will be abolished and replaced with the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. The new visa will include mandatory criminal checks and tighter English language requirements.…

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3 most common mistakes new college grads make with their money

University Student

Racking up credit card debt Having credit card debt is never a good thing, but falling into the rabbit hole just as you begin your professional life can have lasting consequences. “Of course, that can hurt you down the road,” she said. “It can hurt your credit score because you may want to buy a house or buy another car, or something like that, and that can hurt … if you’re not good about making those payments.” Young people often find themselves in credit card debt when they’re trying to…

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The City of Wyndham population forecast for 2017 is 225,077

The City of Wyndham population forecast for 2017 is 225,077, and is forecast to grow to 424,476 by 2036. The City of Wyndham population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2011 and 2036. The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.             more information in the post very…

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Boost women in sport

Women in sport

While the AFL Women’s league has been a soaring success, just 0.2 per cent of people who play football in the West are women. This low level of participation can be seen across almost every sport and can have a ripple effect in the community, leading to social exclusion and poor health. Wyndham City has partnered with six other Councils and Women’s Health West to boost women’s participation in sport and recreation in Melbourne’s West. Wyndham City’s Sports Development Portfolio Holder, Cr Peter Maynard, said Wyndham City was leading the…

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Dump the sugar

Eat less sugar stay healthy

Wyndham residents are being encouraged to put themselves to the test and see if they can replace sugary drinks with water for 30 days. Wyndham City has teamed up with health promotion foundation VicHealth to encourage local residents to sign up for the H30 Challenge to improve their health. Wyndham City Councillor Mia Shaw leads the Family Friendly City Portfolio, which is responsible for supporting community health. Cr Shaw said Wyndham City was one of 18 Victorian Councils to sign up to the H30 Challenge. “By taking on the H30…

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Walk This Way!

Walk Sport

Wyndham City is encouraging residents who walk throughout the municipality to help shine a spotlight on the safety issues related to their favourite walking spots. The information will then be used to prepare a report on the issues that concern people while walking around their neighbourhoods. Wyndham City has joined forces with the WalkSpot Project, a collaboration between Victoria Walks and CrowdSpot. The six week project aims to find out what areas throughout Melbourne people think are safe or unsafe to go for a walk. To take part residents can…

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Let’s shape our future together

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Community input is increasingly important as we move towards improving service delivery and how we connect with each other using digital technology. We want to know what’s important to the community to help shape Council services, now and into the future. Council is trialing a new initiative and some residents will be receiving a brochure or email with some more information. Find out more about the initiative or check the FAQs page Wyndham City now offers ratepayers the opportunity to receive payment notices via email with an incentive for those…

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Creating stock images of ‘data’ and ‘bitcoin’ hard, OK?

Bitcoin

A few weeks ago, I was snarky about stock imagery on the internet. I was looking for photos of “people coding,” and the options were decidedly bad — think word clouds and whiteboards. But how would I go about translating such an ephemeral idea into visual form? Honestly, I had no idea. Stock imagery has played a significant role in developing the visual language of technology. If you imagine all hackers wear black and hunch over green screens in dark rooms, that’s thanks to film and television to be sure,…

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