Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

bringing colour to a grey world

I recently published a story about the colourless new bottleshop on Johnston St and how disappointing it was to see the removal of their penguin ice fridge and the grey appearance of the building. I’d written the story days before and when I went out that weekend (20-21 December) I discovered Phibs and Deb and the Everfresh crew working in the Saturday sunshine on a commissioned piece to bring some colour to the dull wall.…

you’re not the only de facto in the village

I’d like to welcome all GLBTI Australians to the legal nightmare that is the new definition of de facto relationships in Australia. Prior to the passing of federal legislation that gives equal rights to all citizens in many financial and legal areas, such as superannuation, parenting and next of kin, gay and lesbian relationships were invisible under federal law, which resulted in many discriminatory policies and practices.…