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The pivotal role of Neighbourhood Houses in Carlton and beyond

The pivotal role of Neighbourhood Houses in Carlton and beyond

March 27th, 2024 - Tony Milne

In an average week, around 200,000 Victorians step through the doors of a Neighbourhood House, seeking connection, learning, and support.


Composting for a cause

February 2nd, 2024 - Tony Milne

The Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (CNLC) Compost Hub is a great example of environmental stewardship and community spirit in our area.

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Neighbourhood House climate plan launched

November 1st, 2023 - Tony Milne

On October 10, the Yarra Neighbourhood House Network (YNHN) unveiled its Climate Action and Resilience Plan. City of Yarra Deputy Mayor Edward Crossland spoke, highlighting the plan’s alignment with Yarra Council’s Climate Emergency Plan.

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Cost of living pressures ignite unprecedented need for food relief

August 2nd, 2023 - Tony Milne

The rising cost of living in Australia has driven an unprecedented need for food relief, signalling a systemic issue that requires urgent attention. 

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How CNLC adult education goes beyond traditional learning

June 28th, 2023 - Tony Milne

As the newly appointed executive officer at Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (CNLC), my first six months have been both enlightening and inspiring. 

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Finding freedom: the theme of Refugee Week 2023

May 31st, 2023 - Tony Milne

For Jebbeh Manubah, finding freedom – the theme of Refugee Week (Sunday, June 18 to Saturday, June 24) – means much more than just words. It is a poignant and powerful encapsulation of the refugee journey.

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A powerful reminder of why Harmony Day is so important 

May 3rd, 2023 - Tony Milne

On Saturday, March 18, while I was celebrating our Carlton Harmony Day event at Carlton Primary School, not far from us a quite different event was taking place …

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You can’t value what you can’t see

March 29th, 2023 - Inner City News

On International Women’s Day, the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (CNLC) recognised the contributions of three of its foremothers by naming three classrooms after them.

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Waste not, want not: local solutions to tackle Australia’s waste problem

March 1st, 2023 - Inner City News

As a teen, I was captivated by the cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers. The show followed a group of youth from around the world who were chosen by the Spirit of the Earth to help protect the planet from environmental disasters.

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