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Celebrating 60 years

Emma PritchardAs Graham and Tania Teague (nee Shnukal) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on December 21, the couple lovingly reflected on the life they have created, the two beautiful children they have raised, their beloved grandchildren Lachie and Zoe, and the many special memories they share together.The couple met in Lorne, Victoria, at The Arab Coffee Lounge where Miss Shnukal…

Merry Christmas from all of us at Coldstream Gallery

We would like to wish all our fabulous artists, artisans, customers, supporters, families and friends a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and safe new year.This has been an interesting year, we have changed and adapted, and the Gallery is even more amazing than ever. If you haven’t been to visit us for a while, we’d love to see you…


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Australia’s billionaires double fortunes during pandemic as global inequality grows

The wealth of Australia’s 47 billionaires has doubled to $255 billion at a rate of $2376 per second or more than $205 million a day during the first two years of a pandemic that has seen the incomes of 99% of humanity fall and more than 160 million people forced into poverty. That equates to more wealth in the hands of 47 people than the poorest 30% of Australians (7.7 million…

Tax office figures show devastating drop in pints poured in pubs and clubs

Australian Tax Office (ATO) figures for draught beer sales in the first quarter (July-September) of the 2021-22 tax year have shown the true devastating impact of the pandemic on Australia’s hospitality sector. The figures show that pubs and clubs sold 40 million fewer pints of beer in July-September 2021 than they did for the same period in 2019, before the pandemic…