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The Extinction Rebellion movement, a socio-political movement that uses non-violent methods to oppose climate changes, is going to do a 'spring rebellion' around Melbourne from October 7 till 11. They have already set a tent in Carlton Gardens and near the State Parliament. The activists said, they are going to create disruption in Melbourne. Police, in renurn, informed, they will arrest anyone, who violates calm in the city.
Spokeswoman Jane Morton clarifies, that it is the only way to appeal to the government to listen about what is happening with climate. She also says, they are ready to be arrested because of disruption. Police said, the Extinction Rebellion has a right to strike, but the city dwellers have a right to move freely around the city. Environment Victoria gas supported the activists. They say, their actions are understandable in such times, when the politicians do nothing to improve the ecological situation.
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Rockbank and Mount Cottrell are the Melbourne ouskirts with only 3000 people living there. But it was earlier. The state government projections indotm, that in next two decades the population of these two districts is going to increase twentyfold. Mount Cottrel and Rockbank are expected to be a home for 65 000 people. In Melbourne’s West, Wyndham Vale, Werribee West, Werribee South, Tarneit and Point Cook South are probably will double in size, along with Hillside, in Melbourne’s north-west. Such a forecast made lots of experts anxious about the infrastructure of the outskirts, whether they are ready for a population boom.
Cranbourne South, Cranbourne East, Bunyip/Garfield and Beaconsfield/Officer are going to be the fastest-growing districts in Melbourne's South-East. Since 2014 the population of Cranbourne East has doubled and will be doubled again by 2036. The department’s demographer, David Sykes, informed the projections were calculated using expert knowledge and trend analysis to estimate the future size, composition and distribution of the population. Melbourne itself is continuing growing due to the high building density in the coming years.
One of the students had the law on the teacher and the school in the Supreme Court in Melbourne. Her name is Emma and she didn't want to give any other information. This music teacher, which was accused of abusing, was working at an esteemed Melbourne school for almost two years with unsupervised access to children. The court statement claims, that Emma had suffered major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder after the abuse. Now Emma is 20, but she was nine, she had private piano lessons in the closed soundproof room. She said, it had only one window and only one part of the room was seen from outside.
At first the girl liked the lessons, but later she understood the teacher's motives, so she felt like in a trap. After a while Emma's mental health began gradually worsening. Her mother considered there was something wrong with her brain, so she went to a paediatrician and they said it was extreme anxiety. At the age of 14 it's become clearly, that was happening after the medical examination. Emma revealed everything to her psychiatrist and then to the police. The school actually has done nothing to protect the girl and didn't offer her any support. This school didn't answer the question, whether the students still work with their teachers on their own in closed rooms.
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Lord Mayor Sally Capp said, that Bourke Street - between Elizabeth Street and Russell Placewhich will be a new smoke-free area, which takes effect from today. Every year more than 4000 people die in Melbourne because of smoking-related illnesses, and every city dweller is influenced by harmful smoke. From now on it is forbidden to smoke in Melbourne's famous Bourke Street Mall. But the ban does not include e-cigerattes yet, but the law is going to be reviewed, and vaping can also be banned in smoke-free areas. That corresponds Tobacco Act, which was introduced in August 2017 and bans smoking and vaping in the outside dining places.
There are 10 more smoke-free areas in Melbourne. These are Howey Place, Equitable Place, Block Place, The Tan running track, Goldsbrough Lane, QV Melbourne, The Causeway, Princes Park running track, Collins Way and Fulham Place. If a person smokes there, they must pay $100, but if they throw their butts on the ground, the fine will be about $330.
Every year hundreds of thousands short-tailed shearwaters, also known as mutton birds, come to Victoria's coast to breed after a giant journey, which takes two months. The birds spend summer in Alaska and then in the end of September fly 15,000 km to Australia. But this year mutton birds are late probably. September went past, and only a small part of usual colony has appeared.
For the past 30 years shearwaters have occupied the islands near Port Fairy. The scientists are worrying for the fate of shearwaters. Peter Barrand, president of Birdlife Warrnambool, fears, that we could see an extinction, happening before our eyes. And it's not only here, in Victoria: the same situation is in Tasmania as well. A spokesperson for Victoria's Environment Department said, it can happen either because of climate changes, or an opportunity to get food in the Nothern hemisphere.
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Today before the midday a tram in the inner Melbourne flew off its tracks. There were 25 men and women inside of it, when it happened. Frightened passengers, including a baby, were cast around the tram. It's wonderfully, that neither passengers, nor pedestrians were seriously injured in this crash, which happened in the suburb of Kew today. The accident occured on Cotham Road. Some witnesses said, that it happened because of a white car, which intended to force its way between the tram and a roadworks machine. So, the tram derailed and all the passengers found themselves on the floor. Someone escaped with only cuts, someone has been taken away by ambulance. The driver of the car, who is 74, will be questioned by police, as well as the tram driver. The tram stopped in the yard of one elderly woman.
According to the reports, a 27-year old man has been stabbed in a western Sydney skate park following some arguments with four people. The police said in the statement that the man was at the Endeavour Avenue park in St Clair. Four people approached him, and they have little chat with him.
After some time they all left and left the man stabbed. The man was treated by the paramedics at the scene for the multiple wounds and then moved to the Westmead Hospital in stable condition. The identity of the four people who stabbed the man is still unknown. The investigation is going on, and the police are searching for clues that may lead to the suspects.