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Freo Today. Tonight actually. 27 November 2021. Absolutely perfect weather for the annual St Pat’s/The National Hotel fundraising extravaganza. See our main story.

Fremantle, The Waterfront & Helsinki in Architecture + Urban Design
Fremantle desperately needs the Victoria Quay waterfront. Connecting the business heart of Fremantle CBD to an active and attractive Victoria…
Health MATTERS ~ A Different Perspective – Stayin’ Alive in Life, Law & Culture
“STAYIN’ ALIVE” - It’s in the beat! It’s one of the Bee Gees’ most memorable tunes and its catchy beat…
Seen In – The Freo Long Table Dinner in Seen in Freo
Saturday night, 27 November 2021. What a perfect night for the St Pat’s and The National Hotel annual Freo Long…

DevelopmentWA & Edge Visionary Living’s BURT STREET PROPOSAL

It has been a long time in the coming. And it’s getting closer. If you go onto DevelopmentWA & Edge Visionary Living’s website these are the images you’ll see. All very exciting. To make it happen, the Department of Communities, as the formal applicant, has sought approval from the WA Planning Commission under the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) process - which means the City of Fremantle is only involved in an advisory capacity - for a mixed use, but predominantly residential, development comprising of five buildings ranging from three to six stories (plus basements), in height,…
Stuart Macintyre and his Freo days (a memory not an obituary) in Life, Law & Culture
Vale Stuart Macintyre who many will remember through his time living in Fremantle when he taught at Murdoch University 1979-8O.…
Heard But Not Seen – Bird Calls Around Freo in Life, Law & Culture
In recent articles, we brought you Native Birds To Be Found Around Freo and Introduced Birds To Be Found Around…
Governing Freo-style – Interview with Ben Lawver in Life, Law & Culture
Ben Lawver is one of the two new faces on Fremantle Council. Ben was handily returned as the new member…
Book Review – The Petticoat Parade in Life, Law & Culture
This history of the Perth brothels in Roe Street in the first half the 20th century, The Petticoat Parade, written…
Herding Cats. Will Freo Soon Have ‘Kitty Catchers’? in Life, Law & Culture
Fremantle Council City Ward member Adin Lang has the City’s cats in sight. Well, to be fair, not all all…
Third time lucky? What has changed in the latest draft of the religious discrimination bill? in Life, Law & Culture
The Morrison government has finally provided details of the third draft of its religious discrimination bill. This prompted heated discussion…

Book Review – The Little Boat on Trusting Lane

Mel Hall is a writer and musician based in Walyalup (Fremantle), Western Australia. Her fiction has been longlisted for major writing awards, such as the Peter Carey Short Story Prize (2019), the Fogarty Literary Award (2019) and the Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award (2018). Mel’s novella, The Choir of Gravediggers was published by Ginninderra Press, 2016. Now Mel’s first novel, The Little Boat on Trusting Lane, has just been published by Fremantle Press. The novel has a wonderful cast of characters who could easily be people you know around Freo, even your friends, or people you’ve seen wandering into the…
Seen In … South Beach, just after the morning rush! in Seen in Freo
South Beach. A different sort of beach. Lovely park for everyone. Swimmers. Mums. Dads. Kids. Grandparents. Coffee takers. Cyclists. Dogs…
The Walyalup Koort Open Day – 5 December 2021 2-5 pm in Life, Law & Culture
The City of Freo is inviting us all to celebrate the opening of Walyalup Koort, ‘the only formal town square…
The King Is Dead. Long Live The Koort – Walyalup Civic Centre Opens To Public! in Architecture + Urban Design
Today, 22 November 2021, the brand spanking new Walyalup Civic Centre has opened to we, the public. While the whole…

Anti Discrimination Or Pro Privilege? The ‘Religious Freedom Bill’

The debate about religious discrimination is back, so why do we keep hearing about religious ‘freedom’? The debate about religious discrimination in Australia is back. Attorney-General Michaelia Cash is planning to bring the latest version of the bill to parliament in the last two sitting weeks of the year, beginning next week. We are yet to see the most current draft, but the bill seeks to prohibit discrimination “on the ground of religious belief or activity in key areas of public life”, including employment and education. Once again, religious groups and LGBT+ advocates are raising what look to be competing…

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