Sydney 2014, Toxic Custard newsletter

Darlinghurst’s lovely old fire station

I couldn't help but hum Paul Kelly's "Darling It Hurts" almost constantly while walking around Darlinghurst on our short break in Sydney. Likewise "From St Kilda To Kings Cross" came to mind when in the Cross, and Australian Crawl's "Restless" when catching sight of the Manly Ferry and Circular Quay. In the middle of Darlinghurst, still in use, is the fire station, a lovely old building built i


Does the MFB/CFA boundary need revising?

The Victorian Government is pushing ahead with reform in emergency and disaster management. I can't say I know a lot about it, but one reform that I've long thought they should consider is a re-drawing of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade/Country Fire Authority boundaries. They simply don't make sense. The CFA covers large areas of outer-suburban Melbourne, including Springvale, Dandenong and Fr