Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Frog Census


Join the Friends of Edwardes Lake and the Merri Creek Management Committee for a frog census of the Leamington Street/Edwardes Lake Wetlands.

These wetlands are home to a number of frog species that have important ecosystem roles and allow us to make assessments about the health of our waterways.

The event involves a short walk, so please bring weather appropriate clothing.

Places are limited and registration is essential.

To register contact: | (03) 9380 8199.

For more information contact the Friends of Edwardes Lake:

Proudly supported by the City of Darebin.


Tuesday, April 12, 5:30-7:00pm

Meet at Leamington Street Scout Hall, Reservoir

Job Opportunity



The NTEU Victorian Division is seeking applications for two part-time (3 days per week) fixed-term (one year) Member Organisers based in the Victorian Division.

NTEU Victoria is currently implementing exciting organising campaigns across the university sector focused on improving job security. We need Member Organisers who can step into a dynamic team of staff who are leading these campaigns.

Member Organisers will be members of the NTEU currently employed in workplaces covered by the NTEU. The positions are part-time to enable members to continue their employment in the industry. Member Organiser positions are intended to develop the union consciousness and capacity of NTEU members, while increasing the union’s connection with the industry and its members.

The successful applicant will be heavily focussed on organising and campaigning. The position will work directly with Victorian Division, branch and National Office staff and officers. The current focus of these roles will be organising and campaigning with workers employed in precarious work.
That focus may change over the course of the employment.

The following Key Selection Criteria should be addressed in your application:
 Demonstrated involvement in progressive social campaigning;
 Demonstrated experience working with volunteers as a leader in a campaign setting;
 Experience being actively involved in a trade union or similar organisation;
 The ability to work autonomously as well as in a team;
 Demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for trade union principles.
 Understanding of relevant techniques to engage and motivate volunteers.

The Salary for the role is within the range of $75,759 - $81,909 + 17% employer superannuation contributions. A current driver’s licence is required.

Please call the Victorian Division office on (03) 9254 1930 or email for a copy of the relevant Position Description. General enquiries about the role can be made to Colin Long on 0403 920 361.

Applications should be addressed to Dr Colin Long, Secretary, NTEU Victoria and emailed to Applications close at 10am on Wednesday, 11 May 2015.

Volunteers Needed


The Aboriginal Community Elders Services Inc (ACES), is looking for volunteers.

ACES have two co-located residential aged care facilities – the Nursing Home and the Hostel in East Brunswick. 

Volunteering is a very important role to ACES as pro active volunteering will improve the service we deliver to the Aboriginal Elder.

Ring Ian Aplin on (03 9383 4244) Tuesday and Thursdays for more information. 



Classic Films - Thursdays 4 - 6pm - Newlands Community House

5 May: October was made in the USSR in 1927. Silent with music by Shostakovich and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution. 

12 May: Phantom of the Opera (1925) is also silent and was directed by Rupert Julian for Universal and it has early 2 strip technicolor inserts. 

19 May: Jedda (1954) was the first all Australian colour feature film, directed by pioneer Australian director, Charles Chauvel  and touches on the issue of stolen Indigenous Australian children. 

26 May: Walk into Paradise (1956) is a "jungle" adventure made in the then Australian colony of Papua directed by and starring Chips Rafferty, and is an Australian/French co production. 

Newlands Community House
20 Murray Road 
Coburg North
8528 2332

Peppertree Place




MECCARG this weekend!

Saturday 7th May 1-3pm.

Come along this Saturday and help us to plant our boxes of seedlings. 

The recent rain and cooler weather should really help our plants. We have a lot to do and 
it would be great to have lots of help.

Meet us just south of the Murray Road bridge along Connolly Ave. 

Look out for the flags.

Open Table


We are seeking anyone with previous experience sitting on a board or community/social enterprise experience. 

Open Table is a small grassroots not for profit community organisation focusing on reducing food waste and promoting social cohesion by hosting free community lunches and dinners throughout Melbourne. 

If these values resonate with anyone we would love to hear you. The commitment would be five meetings a year. Please email